Fun 4 All Comics and Games has found a new home at 3773 Carpenter Road in the Target Plaza next to Meijer. The establishment, which has dutifully served Southeast Michigan’s comic and gaming fans for over 20 years, will be officially moved to their new location on July 1st. 734-434-7440. www.f4ahobbies.com
A new vintage ice-cream truck is in operation in Ann Arbor, bringing gourmet, sophisticated ice-cream, gelato, sorbet and other frozen treats to the people of Washtenaw County. Hello Ice Cream, owned and operated by local entrepreneur Margaret Schankler, offers unusual flavors like zabaglione (a light custard), sesame fig and lemon stracciatella (vanilla-based cream with chocolate shavings) alongside more traditional varieties like raspberry chocolate and chocolate espresso stout. 734-945-0901. www.helloicecream.com
The University of Michigan received a staggering $580 million from its top 10 single donations this year, including the largest single donation in the school’s history. Charles Munger contributed the $110 million dollar gift, which will go towards building an interdisciplinary graduate student dormitory and fellowship program. The University also revealed that their next capital campaign will focus on fundraising for scholarships instead of campus buildings.
The owners of more than a dozen Michigan restaurants and bars have invested in reviving the classic ‘Old German’ bar in the basement of Grizzly Peak Brewing Company. The bar is a tribute to the original ‘Old German’, which opened in Ann Arbor in 1928 and subsequently closed in 1995 when the space was converted into Grizzly Peak Brewing Company. The new bar will display pictures of the old restaurant and its former owner, Bud Metzger, as well as booths built out of stones from the original restaurant and over 13 types of beer on draft. The bar is set to be open in early July. 734-741-7325. www.grizzlypeak.net
A new gift shop, The Eyrie, offering only Michigan-made products, accessories and artwork is opening in Depot Town in Ypsilanti. Owned by Janet Rook, a first time business owner from Ann Arbor, the store is located at 9 E. Cross St. and sells a variety of things ranging from homemade soaps to postcards to paintings and even jewelry. The store also features an outdoor garden, which Rook plans to use to sell seasonal plants like potted herbs and flowers. 734-340-9286. www.theeyrie.net