August 2015 Biz Buzz

. July 31, 2015.
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Panchero’s in Pittsfield Place

Panchero’s Mexican Grill has recently opened in a new location at Pittsfield Place Shopping Plaza, with another Ann Arbor Panchero’s location at 1208 S. University Ave. The burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, quesadillas and salads will add some spicy flavor to the brand new shopping plaza. Expect more restaurant favorites coming soon to the location.

3155 Ann Arbor-Salne Rd. 734-332-4640. pancheros.com 

Shop like it’s 1991 

Friend’s Closet is the name of the store, cleverly named for when people ask where you got your Space Jam T-Shirt. A new colorful 90s clothing store in Ypsi. 

36 N. Washington St.  facebook.com/shopfriendscloset

New Women’s Clothing 

Maurice’s women’s clothing store opened its first Ann Arbor location last month. Taking up former old Old Navy space in Arborland, Maurices’s 6000 square foot space is located next to Five Below.

3600 Washtenaw Ave. maurices.com

Purse Junki is a new high-end fashion boutique in Ypsi. Quality dresses, jumpsuits, shorts, skirts, pants, bracelets, rings and necklaces (no shoes, though). 

11 S. Washington St. 734-340-2418. pursejunkistores.com

Pizza Pie A new pizza joint has opened on Liberty—in the former Borders building. The best part of Pieology Pizzeria? Flat rate 11.5 inch pizzas, small pies for $7.95, no matter how many toppings you desire.

620 E. Liberty St. 734-222-0034. pieology.com

Mighty Good Coffee’s Triple Shot 

Just six months after opening a second Mighty Good Coffee location on South University, the cafe is opening its third in the shuttered Glassbox Coffee space in Arbor Hills shopping Center.

3010 Washtenaw Ave. 734-222-4514. mightygoodcoffee.com

Pop-up Restaurant At J Gardens 

The former Jerusalem Garden space has been taken over by a temporary restaurant, serving Thai street-food. Katoi in Exile is the name of the pop-up, which will be open through the summer. Thursday through Saturday.

307 S. Fifth Ave. 313-600-9567. katoidetroit.com

Old Carolina Closes Cart

 Mark’s Carts has lost a tasty member. The owners of Old Carolina Barbecue have decided to close up the cart that held a spot at the popular food cart destination for the past year. Don’t fret, you can still get the same old BBQ goodness from the Cranbrook Shopping Center. 

980 W. Eisenhower Pkwy. 734-389-7100. oldcarolina.com

Songbird Cafe’s New Nest 

The former Great Lake’s Chocolate & Coffee spot is now occupied by The Songbird Cafe’s second location. This “grab-n-go” location offers the same specialty coffee and breakfast sandwiches, along with a lunch menu and expanded baked goods menu, as the Northside Ann Arbor location.

2891 Jackson Ave. thesongbirdcafeannarbor.com

Ann Arbor Needs a Cheese Bar 

And it’s getting one this coming Fall.  Spencer is a restaurant and cheese bar, born from a partnership of two former Zingerman’s employees, Steve Hall and Abby Olitzky. The restaurant will take pride in offering seasonal produce in the wintery off-season. Hall is an award winning cheesemonger, and will be the foodie behind the gourmet cheese bar. 

113 E. Liberty St.

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