February 2016 Biz Buzz

. February 7, 2016.
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A New Nagomi
Nick Ma, owner of Nagomi Sushi & Noodle on Plymouth Rd., has opened a second restaurant, Nagomi Nigou-ten, downtown at 241 E. Liberty St.

Chickens for rent
Ann Arbor residents with a little extra backyard space can rent a chicken thanks to My Urban Hen. The new company will provide instructions, food and everything else customers need to take care of their hens.

Ypsi Alehouse opens
Featuring plenty of tap beers and a farm-to-table food menu, the Ypsi Alehouse opened in the historic Centennial Building, 124 Pearl St. in downtown Ypsilanti.

Boutique closes
Purse Junki, a shop specializing in mid-priced clothing and fashion accessories, has closed its doors at 11 S. Washington St. in Ypsilanti. The website (pursejunkistores.com), which will close temporarily, should be up and running again soon for interested shoppers.

Spreading Goodwill
Looking for a good deal? Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit has opened a new Goodwill store at 3782 Carpenter Rd.

Solar Cemetery
In partnership with DTE Energy and the City of Ypsilanti, construction is set to begin on a solar panel array at Highland Cemetery in Ypsilanti. The panel will power about 150 homes in the Ypsilanti area.

Froggy Bottom Closes
Dexter residents will need to find a new favorite place to congregate – Froggy Bottom Coffee Shop, located at 7065 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd., closed its doors at the end of January.

Cobbler retires
Kyung Kim, owner of The Town Cobbler, has decided to retire after over 30 years at her Briarwood Mall location. Instead of selling the business, she’s elected to close down the store – the last original store at the Briarwood Mall.

Vegan Eats
Another healthy option for veggie lovers is on its way. Vedge Cafe will open 205 N. Main St. sometime this spring.

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Laith Al-Saadi & Friends – Annual Birthday Bash

It goes without saying that Laith Al-Saadi is a treasure of the Ann Arbor music community. But if you haven’t yet experienced this bipedal force of nature with his signature beard, shredding guitar, and astonishing singing voice, then clear your schedule next Saturday… Laith Al-Saadi’s Annual Birthday Bash Sept 29 The Michigan Theater 8pm INFO

Grove Studios Grand Opening

If you’ve been following the pages (printed or online) of Current this past year, then you’ve probably heard a bit about Grove Studios already. Grove is a grassroots effort to provide musicians and artists from all around the Detroit metro area and western Washtenaw County a rehearsal and creative space for their work and development.

Audiotree Music Festival (Kalamazoo) – Sept 22/23

The Audiotree Music Festival returns to Kalamazoo’s Arcadia Creek Festival Place next Saturday and Sunday. The lineup features more than 20 artists, including Father John Misty, Khruangbin, Chicano Batman, Diet Cig, and many more! While the names we dropped in the previous paragraph are nationally renowned artists signed on to notable labels like Sub Pop or

saajtak featured among a genre defying lineup at blind pig – sept 13

  Genres are irrelevant. No one proves that assertion better than Detroit’s saajtak. Formed five years ago at U-M’s School of Music, saajtak’s made quite an impression with their stormy fusion of free jazz, noise experimentation, electronica, space-rock and opera. Their newest EP, Hectic, came out earlier this summer. Hectic EP by saajtak Thurs, Sept 13 saajtak