- 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.
Domino’s Pizza and Arbor Research are both launching new office building projects at Domino’s Farms. Domino’s Pizza is creating a 33,000-square-foot building on the north side of Domino’s Farms, expanding to their current space. Arbor Research is creating a new 49,500-square-foot headquarters building on the east side of Domino’s Farms. Both buildings should be completed
On Tuesday, November 6th, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Ten years ago, we had become the 13th state to legalize Cannabis for medical use. I voted for the medical cannabis law years ago because, in my view, cannabis is not a dangerous product, and too many people were being imprisoned for its use. At that time, however, I did not subscribe to the argument that there were legitimate medical uses for cannabis. How things have changed.
The Tiny Expo is a gem of an indie arts and crafts fair for vendors with original and unexpected products that make wonderful gifts but may not be an obvious fit for Ann Arbor’s mainstream art fairs. Shoppers who crave artistic, high quality products with diverse price points will find a rich variety of unique, handmade products to choose from.
Formerly long-vacant buildings in Downtown Ypsilanti are experiencing revitalization as small businesses and nonprofits are rapidly filling up spaces. Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), a nonprofit organization that, “provides access to the justice systems for those that need it most,” recently purchased the Smith Furniture building at 15 S Washington Street which became their headquarters. Decode