Fondly remembered over three decades after it shut down, the Pretzel Bell makes its triumphant return to Ann Arbor, thanks to a group of UM alums that have been working with owners Jon Carlson, Greg Lobdell and Chet Czaplicka. Originally opened in 1934, the Pretzel Bell became the prime drinking destination for the college crowd, and instituted a tradition of standing on a table and chugging a beer for students celebrating their 21st birthday. However, for those looking to relive old times, except for the name, the new restaurant is not unaffiliated with the old drinking hot spot.
Two things from the get go: First: Your library can be (and always has been) a reliable source of cultural programming that can enrich the community. That can be author talks, it can be craft activities for kids, but it can ALSO engage the local music scene in very interesting ways…What I mean is, the
Ann Arbor based filmmaker’s latest documentary features Michigan musician/horror novelist Scott Allen spent a dozen years in the music scene, primarily with post-punk quartet Thunderbirds Are Now….but now…he’s getting into film. Documentary film, specifically. A Livonia native, Allen moved to Ann Arbor seven years ago to work for Automobile Magazine. While this fatefully aligned
Local musician Rick Coughlin founded Grove Studios in late 2016 with the goal of establishing it as a community space for musicians—by musicians! The Grove team’s idea, with an architectural vision of Breck Crandell, was for a compound of individual artists’ rehearsal spaces comprised of a fleet of shipping containers. Coughlin’s efforts have been aided by the