- By the end of the month, both
Ann Arbor Mattress & Futon Shoppelocations, 4563 Washtenaw Ave. (734-975-9200) and at 2131 W. Stadium Blvd. (734-222-9472), will close. Catch the clearance sale. mattressandfutonshoppe.com
- Named the #1 Brewpub in the U.S. by RateBeer.com, Grand Rapids’
HopCat bar and restaurant>will open a new location in Ann Arbor by January 2015 at 311-315 Maynard St. hopcat.com/ann-arbor
- Canadian franchise
Taylor & Colt barber shop and spaopens at 601 E. Liberty St. this fall, offering haircuts and shaves, laser hair removal, teeth whitening, manicures and pedicures. Customers can entertain themselves while waiting for their appointment with in-house iPads. A juice and coffee bar is also included in the business model. taylorandcolt.ca Motawi Tileworksis teaming up with Ann Arbor Art Centerto open a retail shop downtown. While the store at 170 Enterprise Dr. will remain open, the new room takes root at 117 W. Liberty St. in the Art Center’s gallery. Motawi Tileworks: 734-213-0017. Ann Arbor Art Center: 734-994-8004
- Attention Chocolate Lovers:
Godivais opening a shop inside the Krogerstore at 400 S. Maple Rd. in early September. 734-213-2340. kroger.com; godiva.com
- After five years of culinary education,
Ann Arbor Cooks!has closed the kitchen. Owner Natalie Marble halted all operations on August 31 in order to spend more time with family.
- Chinese American restaurant chain
P.F. Chang’splans to open a new location at Briarwood Mall before the clock strikes 2015. 100 Briarwood Cir. 734-761-9550. simon.com/mall briarwood-mall
- Main Street imprenditore Lisa Roberts, owner of
Rock Paper Scissors, plans to open Bed & Butter— a home goods, kitchen and baby shop —this fall. The new place takes over the former La Belle Maison, which closed in July. 333 S. Main St., 734-531-6264, shopbedandbutter.com
- Appeal to your “inner caveman” says Patrick Daly and Harold Tramazzo, owners of
Wings Over, a new-to-town delivery and takeout franchise. 1758 Plymouth Road in the Plymouthview shopping center. To open soon.
Nevertheless Film Festival opens in mid July in Ann Arbor, and Current sat down with festival founder Meredith Finch to talk about what makes this film festival unique. The festival’s name is inspired by the phrase “Nevertheless, she persisted,” spoken by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when justifying his move to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren
“A vision of Now” is part of a line from the Go-Go’s song “Vision of Nowness”, featured in their new jukebox musical, Head Over Heels.
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, a semiannual event starting Sunday, June 9, is the perfect time to try something new (or settle into your stand-by favorites with deep discounts).
Master printmaker and experimental artist Takeshi Takahara is a restless spirit. Rather than working comfortably within established print traditions, he prefers to skate near the edge of the unknown.