May Biz Buzz 2022

By Current Staff

Here’s what’s happening locally this month in Washtenaw County: openings, closings, and business updates in Ann Arbor, Saline, Chelsea, Dexter, Ypsilanti, and Milan.


Monty’s Public House
3140 Packard St, Ann Arbor.  734-929-5462  

In the location where Banfields used to be, this new watering hole is inspired by the local pubs that dot English country towns and urban neighborhoods.

Best in Games
4095 Carpenter Rd., Ypsilanti.  734-660-5335

The owners of Zap Zone have taken gaming to a new level in the Ann Arbor area by opening a large entertainment facility, offering karting, laser tag, fowling, arcade, lounges, bars, and more.

Bon Appetit Cuisine
421 W Cross St, Ypsilanti. (734) 221-5525

Bringing Guinean / West African cuisine to Ypsilanti with this new restaurant in the former Golden Wall location.

Ricewood’s at Maple Village
245 N. Maple Rd. Ann Arbor. 734-929-5405

The popular BBQ restaurant (the original is located within YORK at 1928 Packard St. in Ann Arbor) has opened its second location.

100 Briarwood Cir, Ann Arbor. 

The second location for this sneaker store just opened in Briarwood Mall.  Specializing in unworn but preowned sneakers. 

Yaya’s Pizza
Yaya’s Pizza, 2257 Ellsworth Rd. Ypsilanti. 734-547-5226.

Providing Halal options with pizza, subs, salads, and sweets with fresh ingredients.

Third Mind Books
118 E. Washington St. Ann Arbor. (734) 994-3241

In 2010, Founder & Curator Arthur S. Nusbaum made the leap that became Third Mind Books (titled after the William S. Burroughs/Brion Gysin collaboration) in order to provide an antiquarian bookselling source of paramount legitimacy to enthusiasts, collectors, and scholars alike. They are opening a storefront in downtown Ann Arbor on June 4, 2022.

Blue Kangaroo Packoutz 
(734) 800-0026

Blue Kangaroo Packoutz just opened its South Central Michigan location in the Ypsi/Arbor area to provide cleaning and restoration of contents inside homes or businesses that experience water or fire damage or another type of loss with 24/7 Emergency Service. The brand opened its newest location that will serve the Washtenaw and Livingston Counties.


BD’s Mongolian BBQ on Main Street in downtown Ann Arbor is closing its doors.


Slurping Turtle (608 E Liberty St., Ann Arbor) has reopened after completing its dining room renovations on its downtown Ann Arbor location was completed.

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