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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Domino’s Farms Aids Ann Arbor’s Need for Office Space

Domino’s Pizza and Arbor Research are both launching new office building projects at Domino’s Farms. Domino’s Pizza is creating a 33,000-square-foot building on the north side of Domino’s Farms, expanding to their current space. Arbor Research is creating a new 49,500-square-foot headquarters building on the east side of Domino’s Farms. Both buildings should be completed

A Physician’s Perspective on Legalized Cannabis

On Tuesday, November 6th, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Ten years ago, we had become the 13th state to legalize Cannabis for medical use. I voted for the medical cannabis law years ago because, in my view, cannabis is not a dangerous product, and too many people were being imprisoned for its use. At that time, however, I did not subscribe to the argument that there were legitimate medical uses for cannabis. How things have changed.

Tiny Expo at Ann Arbor District Library—A Curated Holiday Gift Fair with Flair

The Tiny Expo is a gem of an indie arts and crafts fair for vendors with original and unexpected products that make wonderful gifts but may not be an obvious fit for Ann Arbor’s mainstream art fairs. Shoppers who crave artistic, high quality products with diverse price points will find a rich variety of unique, handmade products to choose from.

New Tenants in Downtown Ypsilanti

Formerly long-vacant buildings in Downtown Ypsilanti are experiencing revitalization as small businesses and nonprofits are rapidly filling up spaces. Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), a nonprofit organization that, “provides access to the justice systems for those that need it most,” recently purchased the Smith Furniture building at 15 S Washington Street which became their headquarters. Decode