– Guy Hollerin's, the restaurant and music venue located inside the Holiday Inn at 3600 Plymouth Rd., has been renamed Guy Hollerin's Ann Arbor Bar & Grill and has a newly expanded menu. The restaurant has a renovated interior, providing a sleek, modern look. 734-769-4323. hiannarbor.com
– After more than 25 years at 314 E. Liberty St., the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase is moving to 212 S. Fourth Ave. at the beginning of next year. The new location is in the Town Center Plaza, formerly the Montgomery Ward & Co. building.
Florida-based chain restaurant BurgerFi is now open at the corner of S. Forest and S. University. The restaurant offers all-natural hamburgers made with grass-fed beef, Wagyu beef hot dogs, and even a quinoa veggie burger. The South University location is also one of the first BurgerFi restaurants to have a full bar. burgerfi.com
-Arbor Hills Shopping Center on Washtenaw at Platt, which celebrated its grand opening in August, has four new retail stores and two new restaurants. The establishments are Arhaus Furniture, Zola Bistro, J. Jill, Brooks Brothers Flatiron Shop, Pizzeria Biga, and Bluemercury.
-Remodeling is nearly complete at the former Caribou Coffee at the corner of Stadium and Packard Road, but that hasn’t stopped future tenant Peet’s Coffee and Tea from setting up a food cart outside the building. The catch—all the coffee they are handing out is free! Small, medium and large drip coffees as well as small espressos, teas and other specialty drinks are available for free until Sunday, November 17, one day before the permanent location is set to open. peets.com
Ann Arbor’s newest clothing store, Merit, opened on Thursday, October 11 at 1113 S. University Ave in the former Smoka Hookah Lounge. Opened by University of Michigan alum David Merritt and his partner Kuhu Saha, the clothing store donates 20% of its proceeds to help fund college scholarships as part of Merritt’s FATE program. MeritGoodness.com
Local tanning salon owners Carl and Patti Chase are changing their chain of local tanning salons from ‘Tanfastic’ to ‘Sun Tan City’ as part of a new franchise agreement. On Tuesday, October 22, the store will shift its appearance, promotions and tanning packages.