Smoke’s Chocolate, a new shop that opened in December, coinciding with the legalization of recreational marijuana in Michigan, is a chocolate shop owned by 30-year-old Washtenaw Community College student Marc Bernard. His offer? “Buy some chocolate, get some weed,” the slogan of Smoke’s Chocolate, which Bernard operates out of his apartment. Customers spend $10-$15 for chocolate and a delivery driver also brings a green gift to the buyer (those 21 and older). While recreational marijuana still can’t be sold by retailers just yet, it’s legal to gift, which turned into a great business plan for Bernard, who sold out his original supply of chocolate within three days.
Explore the art scene As the weather in Michigan turns cool, if you are curious about Detroit’s art scene and in the mood for a short 45 minute road trip, now is a great time to head downtown. When I began exploring Detroit several years ago, my hunt for significant art and artists was more
The CoOp’s community-focused approach is music to our ears “The vision was, honestly, to bring people together,” says Frances Master, one of six UM students who operate The CoOp, a space inside Openfloor Studio (231 S. State St.). Undeniably, it is refreshing to hear that motivation for creating opportunities to experience live music, as that’s
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
Halloween season is upon us, and the Michigan and State Theaters are offering up treats with hardly a trick in sight. Those who revel in all things Halloween should start marking calendar dates because there’s a lot to scream about all month long— after all, Halloween comes but once a year, at least officially. Don’t-miss