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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Thanksgiving Eve

The night before Thanksgiving is a notoriously busy bar night. Friends are back in town to see their families, but everyone really just wants to utilize a permissively late weeknight jamboree to blow off some much needed steam, before they have to behave themselves at the dinner tables tomorrow in front of grandparents and in-laws.

Mini Moog Fest at AADL

Two things from the get go: First: Your library can be (and always has been) a reliable source of cultural programming that can enrich the community. That can be author talks, it can be craft activities for kids, but it can ALSO engage the local music scene in very interesting ways…What I mean is, the

Discussing the Documentary Art Form with Local Filmmaker Scott Allen

Ann Arbor based filmmaker’s latest documentary features Michigan musician/horror novelist   Scott Allen spent a dozen years in the music scene, primarily with post-punk quartet Thunderbirds Are Now….but now…he’s getting into film. Documentary film, specifically. A Livonia native, Allen moved to Ann Arbor seven years ago to work for Automobile Magazine. While this fatefully aligned

Grove Studios Update

Local musician Rick Coughlin founded Grove Studios in late 2016 with the goal of establishing it as a community space for musicians—by musicians! The Grove team’s idea, with an architectural vision of Breck Crandell, was for a compound of individual artists’ rehearsal spaces comprised of a fleet of shipping containers. Coughlin’s efforts have been aided by the