The Ypsilanti City Council approved the purchase of an apartment building at 206-210 N. Washington to be converted into affordable housing. The building’s interior suffered significant damage in a 2017 fire. The previous owner’s failure to make repairs, estimated at $1.5 million, and subsequent delinquency in taxes on the abandoned property lead to its foreclosure. Left with the options to tear the building down or to convert it into affordable housing, Ypsilanti City Council voted 7-0 to support the rebuild. Mayor Beth Bashert said affordable housing, especially for seniors, is desperately needed. The city is now seeking developers to transform the building into liveable space, with the initial purchase cost, of about $100,000 returned to the city’s Affordable Housing Fund.
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