May 2023’s Biz Buzz

Here’s what’s happening locally this month in Washtenaw County: openings, closings, and business updates in Ann Arbor, Saline, Chelsea, Dexter, Ypsilanti, Milan and more.


Deep End Café & Gallery has opened at  310 Perrin St, Ypsilanti. In addition to serving a variety of food and beverages, they showcase Ypsilanti artists in their gallery. 

The Hidden King Cafe & Bar has opened at 210 S. Main St. Ann Arbor in the location that was previously known as The Peaceable Kingdom. This new business was opened by the family of The Peaceable Kingdom’s late owner Carol Lopez. 

The train depot at the Plymouth Historical Museum is now open at 155 S. Main St, Plymouth.

Coming soon 

Mothfire Brewing Co. is opening a new brewery and taproom in Ann Arbor at 713 W. Ellsworth Rd, Ann Arbor, in June. This new location will be a 6,000 square foot space with state-of-the-art brewing equipment and  wood-fired pizza. Guests will be able to enjoy the outdoor patio with firepits, live music and art installations. io wit

Spiedo is coming soon to 307 South Fifth Ave, the space previously held by Chela’s Restaurant and Taqueria downtown Ann Arbor. Spiedo is the sister restaurant of Takoi in Corktown.


Bed bath Beyond has closed permanently at ​​3645 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor. 

Matty J’s Bakery and Café has closed at 972 E Michigan Ave, Saline. This bakery opened in 2017 and closed at the end of April. 

Worth noting

The Chelsea TreeHouse located at 1101 S. Main St, Chelsea, is transitioning ownership. Michele Balaka, the original owner, announced her retirement in January and ended up selling the business to a customer to continue the legacy. 

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