July 2022’s Biz Buzz

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


Bodega Bros. is opening in August in Ann Arbor serving their New York breakfast sandwiches at 715 N University Ave., Ann Arbor.

Noori Chicken is serving up Korean fried chicken when they open “soon” in the location soon where Belly Deli used to be at 1317 S. University Ave. in Ann Arbor.

Cuppy’s Best Soul Food is now open at 2469 Washtenaw Ave, in Ypsilanti.

Spiedo is a Mediterranean concept serving rotisserie meats and vegetables is set to open this Fall at 307 S. Fifth Ave in Ann Arbor (the location where Chela’s used to be). It’s the brainchild of Brad Greenhill, who is the owner and chef of Detroit’s Takoi.

Peace Love and Little Donuts opened an Ann Arbor location within Ahmo’s Gyros & Deli, 341 E. Huron St.

Fred Astaire Dance Studios opened at 337 N Maple Rd. in Ann Arbor. They have grand opening events happening as well as offering grand opening and new student specials. 

Lume Cannabis opened an Ann Arbor location located at 2247 W Liberty St. in Ann Arbor.


Hutkay Fusion, 3022 Packard St. in Ann Arbor closed on June 30.

Worth Noting:

Michigan’s largest state park in the Lower Peninsula is getting a new, accessible fishing pier.The new Portage Lake Campground is getting a new fishing pier to replace one that was damaged by the elements. It’s located in Jackson County, but part of the park stretches into Washtenaw County near Chelsea.

Tipsy Ypsi is reopening their paint and pour studio after a hiatus.  They’re located at 5 S Washington St. in Ypsilanti.

The Greater Goods Snacking Co., a mission-driven snack brand based in Ann Arbor, is now heading into the U.S. market online and in select retailers. Founder, Sujatha Duvvuri, is a U-M alumni and strives to provide clean-label foods that are made while empowering women. 

A new Dunkin’ is reportedly soon opening in the space where Cloverleaf restaurant used to be in downtown Ann Arbor.

Lower Town Proper is opening in early 2023 at 1031 Broadway St. in Ann Arbor creating a neighborhood space to serve up both coffee and beer.

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