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. January 21, 2014.
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^ A Jamba Juice store, the first in the state, will open in The University of Michigan Hospital cafeteria in July along with  Picasso Deli and Starbucks. 1500 E. Medical Center. jambajuice.com

^ Ohio-based barbeque restaurant chain Old Carolina Barbecue Company is opening a location in the Cranbrook Village Shopping Center at 890 W. Eisenhower Pkwy. Franchisee Nick Ferris, an Ann Arbor resident, is looking to hire 35 employees. Oldcarolina.com

 

 

^ Local brewpub Wolverine State Brewing Co. has finally opened its kitchen, offering a menu that includes seven sandwiches and a variety of rotating specialty plates. The menu relies  heavily on locally sourced produce and house-cooked meats. 2019 W. Stadium Blvd. 734-369-2990. Wolverinebeer.com

 

^ The Blue Leprechaun, a popular campus haunt  at 1220 S. University Ave., has closed indefinitely due to a burst pipe in a vacant office above the bar. 734-665-7777. Theblueleprechaun.com

 

 

^ Downtown’s Mani Osteria & Bar now offers brunch every Sunday from 10am to 2pm. The menu will include the restaurant’s familiar pizzas, charcuterie and cheeses along with a slew of new items. 734-769-6700. Maniosteria.com

 

 

^ Corner Brewery, located at 720 Norris St. in Ypsilanti, is changing its name to Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery. 734-480-2739. arborbrewing.com

 

 

^ After 100 years in business, Seyfried Jewelers has closed, as the owners could not come to an agreement on their lease with building landlords. 304 S. Main St. seyfriedjewelers.com

^ Open for only 10 months, the Firehouse Subs at 609 E. William St. has closed.

^ Michigan-based burrito chain Menna’s Joint plans to open their downtown location at 607 E. William St. by the end of the month. The restaurant specializes in grilled wrap sandwiches, also known as “Dubs”. mennasjoint.com

 

^ The Ypsilanti Public Schools Foundation Resale Shop has moved to the old George Elementary School building on Ecorse Rd. The shop, which sells gently used clothes, furniture, electronics and appliances, raises money for student scholarships and grants to buy school supplies for district teachers. 1076 Ecorse, Ypsilanti. 734-714-1052. ypsiresaleshop.weebly.com
 

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