Biz Buzz: July 2017

. July 5, 2017.
Updates in Washtenaw County business
Updates in Washtenaw County business

Clean Eating:
A new American Restaurant in Ann Arbor, First Bite, held a soft opening in mid-June at 108 S. Main Street offering made-from-scratch food with locally sourced ingredients and no GMOs. A great addition to the A2 food scene for vegetarian and vegans. Not to fret carnivores, they have chicken dishes, too!
734-369-4765 | facebook.com/1stbitefoods

Shawarma Outdoors:
Just in time for the beautiful weather, Ann Arbor Middle Eastern staple Jerusalem Garden has expanded to include a patio space at its 314 E. Liberty restaurant.
734-995-5060 | jerusalemgardencafe.com

Works Well With Others:
GoWork has opened in Ypsilanti at 9 S. Washington St. The new coworking space offers both open and private workspaces—with lease options ranging from single days to a year— and hosts events focused on business and creativity.
734-985-0847 | goworkcowork.com

Up-and-Coming:
The Neutral Zone welcomes Molly Raynor as its first ever full-time Literary Arts Director. Raynor, an early and influential participant in the NZ’s Lit Arts program fifteen years ago, returns to Ann Arbor after a decade-long stint in the Bay Area where she developed two nationally recognized after-school Creative Writing programs for teenagers. She replaces Jeff Kass, who founded the Literary Arts program and held the position on a part-time basis since 1998. Kass will continue to teach at Pioneer High School and begins work this issue as Assignment Editor here at Current. To donate in support of The Neutral Zone’s Literary Arts Programs, which include The VOLUME Youth Poetry Project, The Short Story Workshop and Red Beard Press, head to neutral-zone.org.

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Ypsilanti Art Incubator Bridging Artistic Communities

A bridge between EMU art students and established artists  Alexa Dietz understands the value of inspiration, and, with the coming relaunch of The Ypsilanti Arts Incubator, she’s building a channel for it to flow freely into a community with a wealth of creativity.  To grow and thrive  As a sculpture student at EMU in the

“Girls are hot and good”

Q&A: Comic Artist Casey Nowak You may have seen comic artist Casey Nowak’s work around town without realizing it; their client-base and resume are varied and accomplished enough that major outlets and businesses have taken notice. They’ve done work for Cartoon Network, Ann Arbor District Library, BOOM! Studios, and Spry Publishing, among others, some of

Cinema Detroit

Independent theaters prove cinema isn’t dead It seems that every year, especially near awards season, fears concerning the death of cinema and movie theaters become topics of heated debate. The projected death of the movie theater may be premature. Three years ago, Vanity Fair ran an article just before the Academy Awards, pointing out the

Take Flight at A2 Aviary; Feathers Optional

Ann Arbor’s Aerial and Circus Arts Gym For those who have dreamed of running away with the circus— before you pack your bags, visit the Ann Arbor Aviary to perfect your aerial skills. Aspiring trapeze artists needn’t have any prior dance or gymnastics experience to enroll in the continuously-running introductory course. On a Friday evening,