Biz Buzz December 2021

By Current Staff

The award winning store, Busted Bra Shop,  expanded to a larger space at 899 West Eisenhower Parkway (closing its previous shop at 3362 Washtenaw Ave. earlier this month). The shop offers bras in band sizes 28 to 56 and cups A-P in addition to a wide range of sizes of hosiery, lingerie, panties, swimwear, and some men’s underwear too.

Downtown Ann Arbor Restaurant, Sava’s (216 South State St),  is closing this winter to complete a remodel and overhaul of the restaurant. New Year’s Eve dinner will be their last service until reopening sometime in early spring as a “better and more delicious version of Sava’s,” according to Owner, Sava Farah.

One Eleven Salon (113 E Ann St.), a new hair salon, opened in downtown Ann Arbor in early December. Owner, Addison Foote, has worked in the industry for years as a stylist and educator. Part of the salon will host educational events as well as space for the arts: salon stylists, artists, and local artists’ work will be featured.

Bridge Community Café in Ypsilanti (217 West Michigan Avenue Ypsilanti) opened December 8.  The cafe “aims to be more than just another coffee shop, we aspire to create a safe space for the community by providing coffee, comfort, and collaboration.

Luca Pastry, is opening soon in Ann Arbor at 3354 Washtenaw Avenue, to serve up cakes, pastries,  cannolis, eclairs, French macarons, and tarts. Luca Pastry also has locations in Canton, Plymouth and Livonia.

Drink franchise, Bambu, opened at 3354 Washtenaw Ave STE E, Ann Arbor.  They serve Vietnamese coffee, tea, che, smoothies, and juice. 

Information Entropy, a marijuana dispensary with one location on Broadway Street, opened a new location in downtown Ann Arbor at 202 Miller Avenue.

Infusion Associates, is opening a location in January 2022 at 250 West Eisenhower Pkwy, Suite 130 in Ann Arbor.  They provide outpatient infusion therapy treatments.

French patisserie, Great Commoner, opened in downtown Ann Arbor at 110 E Washington serving french pastries, coffee, and more, calling themselves “a boutique break cafe.”

Homes Brewery opened sister-company, Dozer Coffee, at 112 Jackson Plaza in Ann Arbor. According to their website, Dozer is a “café and roaster in Ann Arbor, MI, that serves specialty coffee, scratch donuts, and unique breakfast and lunch fare. 

Bank of Ann Arbor announced the completion of their planned merger with First National Bank in Howell.

Launch Trampoline Park is now open, taking over the space at 800 W Eisenhower Pkwy, where Airtime used to be.

Lily Grace owner, Cyndi Clark, is retiring after ten years in downtown Ann Arbor. The business will now be owned by Kathleen London who owns London Beauty in Brighton, Michigan.  

Loomi Cafe in Kerrytown is closing at the end of December. 

Maniacal Mead Co.  (Bee crazy. Drink Maniacal!) opening in Ypsilanti in early 2022 in a renovated, former pizzeria at 1497 Ecorse Rd. in Ypsilanti Township.

Ypsilanti opened Lot G, Home of Js Lemonade and What’s Cooking, serving breakfast and lunch eats and Js Lemonade (20 N. Washington St. Ypsilanti).

Collected Works’  (303 Detroit St. #107 Ann Arbor) owners, Irene Patalan and her husband Rich Thompson, are retiring and closing its doors after 44 years in Ann Arbor. The date to close is flexible, but likely after the holiday shopping season.  

Roeda Studio (319 S Main St. Ann Arbor) is closing its downtown Ann Arbor location in January after 17 years to combine it with its Grand Rapids’ warehouse and studio location.