All posts by Athena Cocoves

If you can’t DIY— just buy

Full disclosure: most of my holiday shopping is done in a full-on, Supermarket Sweepstakes-style fugue state during Handmade Toledo’s Maker’s Mart. I never know who I am buying for, but I always see enough cute stuff to know I can satisfy a handful of friends and family with the DIY and handmade goods. Fortunately, the

November 2019—Bizz Buzz

2 Dandelions Bookshop has opened in downtown Brighton. The independent bookstore, which carries a wide selection for all ages and reading levels, is owned by Jeanne Blazo, a retired kindergarten teacher, and Jeri Kay Thomas, who also teaches at Spencer Elementary. 10am-8pm, Tuesday-Saturday. Noon-5pm, Sunday. 209 W. Main St., Suite 105, Brighton. 810-522-5310. facebook.com/2DandelionsBookshop The

Goodbye, Bona. Hello, Bobcat.

On Sunday, September 15, Ypsilanti’s cozy neighborhood eatery, Bona Sera, located at 200 W. Michigan Ave., served its last brunch. In October, the historic downtown district space will reopen as Bobcat Bonnie’s, a popular Corktown-based gastropub. The two-story property is currently being transformed to better fit with the style of the Detroit-based restaurant’s other three

Ele’s Place Offers Support Groups and Programs

1 in 12 children in the state of Michigan will experience the death of a parent or sibling by the age 18, and the community-based nonprofit Ele’s Place seeks to help those grieving children and teens by providing peer support groups and programs. Through the organization’s A Home for Healing Hearts campaign, Ele’s Place was

Constant Buzz

Dominick’s boasts a long history (and an even longer menu) If you ask the townies, “Ann Arbor has changed over the years.” If you ask the busy and bustling crowds of U-M freshmen, they’ll ask: “What?” So, who’s right— the aging hippies who complain about the changing times, or the young newbies eagerly awaiting the

Texas Company, Kendra Scott, opens in Ann Arbor

A Texas-based jewelry company, Kendra Scott, will open a new Ann Arbor location in the Arbor Hills Shopping Center this fall. The jewelry boutique, which specializes in colorful pieces crafted in the company’s Austin, TX studio, will take over The North Face space at 3050 Washtenaw Ave., in between Anthropologie and Sur La Table. The