December 2019—Biz Buzz


Find colorful waffles, printed “selfieccinos,” bubble tea, espresso, and other vibrant treats at BeanBerry Cafe, now open at 305 S. Main St.,
by E. Liberty St. 7am-9pm, Monday-Thursday.
7am-10pm, Friday-Saturday. 8am-8pm, Sunday. 734-929-2415.

After working closely with board-certified plastic surgeons in Ann Arbor, and spending 14 years as an expert in the field of aesthetic nursing, Shari Martuscelli, RN has opened Facial Innovations By Shari at 5245 Jackson Rd. The spa specializes in botox, dermal fillers, micro-needling, and more. 734-929-2288.

You no longer have to travel outside of Ann Arbor to satisfy your cheesy cravings. Joe’s Pizza, a New York-based pizza chain, has opened at 1107 S. University Ave., next to Espresso Royale. The new Ann Arbor location is the restaurant’s first location outside of the five boroughs. 1107 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor.

Grassroots Cannabis, which grows, processes and sells cannabis and is one of the largest multi-state operators in the nation, has opened a Herbology provisioning center at 2730 Jackson Ave. Herbology is part of a national brand that operates in seven different states. 10am-8pm, daily.


Ann Arbor’s independent, all-natural ice cream parlor, Blank Slate Creamery, will open a second location at 126 E. Main St., this coming spring.

El Arbol Taco has opened at 140 W. Main St., in the former Yum Yum Tree space. The Mexican street food restaurant is owned by Steve Pilon, the chef and owner of The Wooden Spoon, and his daughter Lauren Pilon. The taqueria and bar occupy both floors of the space. 11am-10pm, Tuesday-Thursday. 11am-11pm, Friday-Saturday. 10am-8pm, Sunday. 810-522-6750.

Ginopolis’ Bar-BQ & Speakeasy has opened at 201 W. Main St., formerly Main Martini Bar & Grille. The eatery is owned by Peter and Melissa Ginopolis and their son Nicholas. Peter and his brother Johnny owned Farmington Hills restaurant, Ginopolis’ Bar-B-Q Smokehouse, for four decades before closing in August. 11am-10pm, Monday-Thursday. 11am-11pm, Friday-Saturday. 11am-9pm, Sunday. 810-775-3755.

Pop-up bakery, Milk + Honey, has found a home at Bløm Meadworks, at 100 S. 4th Ave., Suite 110, offering a weekly menu of sweet and savory baked goods, loose leaf tea from TeaHaus and drip coffee from Detroit’s Anthology. See the week’s menu on Facebook and Instagram on Thursdays, before each pop-up weekend. A portion of profits goes to Ozone House, supporting homeless and at-risk youth. 734-210-1683.

SkyMint is now open at 1958 S. Industrial Hwy. The new dispensary is part of the Green Peak Innovations, the state’s largest medical marijuana company, and is the company’s fifth store. 11am-7pm, daily. 734-627-7360.

Ann Arbor arts and crafts store SCRAP Box has moved from 581 State Cir. to Washtenaw Ave., by Carpenter Rd. The new location will allow the shop to expand its educational programs. An opening date has not yet been announced. 734-994-0012. 


Veritas has opened at 151 W. Michigan Ave., in the former space of One Five One, which closed in 2014. The new, upscale restaurant’s sophisticated menu includes seafood, dry-aged steaks and a sushi bar. 11am-11pm, Monday-Thursday. 11am-midnight, Friday-Saturday. 11am-10pm, Sunday. 517-888-9001. Veritasjackson.comSALINE 

Ann Arbor’s popular Main Street stationery and gift shop, Rock Paper Scissors, has opened a second location at 106 W. Michigan Ave. in Saline, MI. In addition to selling DIY-lover gifts and Michigan-made products, the Saline shop will also serve as the headquarters for both the company and its product line, Midwest Supply Co. 11am-8pm, Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-8pm, Friday-Saturday. Noon-4pm, Sunday. 106 W. Michigan Ave., Saline.

After 41 years, Putterz Golf and Games owners Bill and Pat Chrysan have sold their business and retired. The new owners plan to keep the business open and have updates planned. 2675 Washtenaw Ave., 734-434-2838.

After 14 years, The Quarter Bistro has closed. 

Gold Bond Cleaners, at 332 Maynard St., has closed.

Find coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, a variety of drinks, and even nightlife at Social House South U, which opened in the former BurgerFi space at 1235 S. University Ave., at the corner of South U and S Forest. The all-in-one restaurant is an all-encompassing college hangout. 9am-10pm, Monday-Thursday. 9am-2am, Friday. 10am-2am, Saturday. 734-882-2134. 

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