February 2020 Biz Buzz

. February 1, 2020.


Co-working tech hub Cahoots (206 E. Huron St.) has opened Cahoots Cafe, serving locally-sourced products and RoosRoast coffee. The Cafe, located in the lobby of Cahoots, is open to the public.
8am-1pm, Monday-Friday. Cahootscafe.com

Michigan’s first SoulCycle open at 1107 S. University Ave., Suite D., on January 17. The boutique fitness studio and lifestyle brand has 47 bikes and offers classes, clothing and more. 734-412-7900. Soul-cycle.com

Rose Beauty Boutique is now open, offering eyelash
extensions, facials, brows, spray tans, and more. 308 S. State St. #21,
734-224-4226. Rosebeautyaa.com

Following a few weeks of remodeling in December, casual chain restaurant bd’s Mongolian Grill reopened with a modernized interior design and a new recipe center to assist guests in creating their own stir-fry. 11am-10pm, Monday-Thursday & Sunday. 11am-11pm, Friday-Saturday. 200 S. Main St., 734-913-0999. Gomongo.com

The Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan has moved from 510 S. Maple Rd. to a new, larger central Ann Arbor location at 100 Victors Way #10, off of S. State S. womenscentersemi.org

Do you want salon-styled hair, but don’t have the time or need for a cut? Two “dry bar” salons have opened in the Ann Arbor area, offering washes, styles and hair treatments:

  • The family-owned Go Blow opened on December 6 at 335 S. Main St., next to Real Seafood Company. 9am-8pm, Monday-Saturday. 10am-4pm, Sunday. 734-263-7610. facebook.com/letsgoblow
  • California-based Drybar opened on December 31 in the Arbor Hills shopping center at 3010 Washtenaw Ave. 7am-8pm, Monday-Wednesday. 7am-9pm, Thursday-Friday. 8am-9pm, Saturday. 9am-7pm, Sunday. Thedrybar.com

After 30 years in business, Kerrytown specialty paper and bookbinding shop Hollander’s announced plans to close on June 30. The owners, Tom and Cindy Hollander, will continue to sell products online. 10am-6pm, Monday-Friday. 9am-6pm, Saturday. 11am-5pm, Sunday. 410 4th Ave.,
734-741-7531. Hollanders.com

Lucky’s Market, at 1919 S. Industrial Hwy., has closed after the chain announced its move to close the majority of its stores.

The future is unclear for the popular, three-story consignment shop Treasure Mart. While the 60-year-old Kerrytown business, at 529 Detroit St., is still open, the second-generation owners listed the business and property for sale in late January, citing health issues, and hope a new owner will continue the business. 734-662-1363. treasuremart.com


The family-owned and operated 24th Cheesecakerie, popular for its Briarwood Mall storefront, will open a second location on February 1 at 14 N. Washington, in the former space of girls spa, Plush Party Palace. facebook.com/24thcheesecakes

Casual fusion eatery, Wok Mandu, is now open in the former Sizzles Burgers and Subs space at 10 N. Adams St., serving Tibetian and Taiwanese cuisine. Noon-9pm, daily. 734-961-7393. Wokmandu.com 

Keystone Bar & Arcade is open in the basement of Bobcat Bonnie’s Ypsilanti, which took over the 200 W. Michigan Ave. Bona Sera space after the eatery’s September closure. The arcade and dive bar offers cheap beers, cheap hot dogs and a variety of arcade games. 5-11pm, Monday-Wednesday & Sunday. 5pm-midnight, Thursday. 5pm-1am, Friday-Saturday.
734-879-0663. facebook.com/keystoneybarandarcade


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