Bizz Buzz

. August 23, 2013.

^ After 60 years in business, A2’s legendary Blimpy Burger closed in mid-August. Located at 551 S. Division St., the restaurant had to close after the University of Michigan purchased the  building and surrounding properties to construct a new graduate dormitory. Owner Rich Magner is in the early stages of finding a location for a new restaurant downtown. 734-663-4590. blimpyburger.com

^ The Lunch Room, a new vegan restaurant located at 403 N. Fifth Ave. in the Kerrytown Market building, had its grand opening in early August. Owned by Phillis Engelbert and Joel Panozzo, the restaurant features two outdoor dining areas as well as table seating indoors. 734-224-8859. thelunchrooma2.tumblr.com 

 

^ The historic building at 326 W. Liberty St., that used to house Moveable Feast restaurant, is undergoing renovations after being purchased by Joe Lambert, owner of tech start-up Sequoia Applied Solutions. Lambert has moved his seven-person company to the building and is currently renovating to create rentable office suites. 734-786-8346. sqasol.com

 

^ The Pizza Hut at 2407 Washtenaw Ave. in Ypsilanti has closed. The franchise placed a sign on its door directing customers to the location at 3045 Carpenter Road.
734-971-6500.  

 

^ DJ’s Kitchen and Dining Smokehouse, a new southern-style barbeque restaurant located at 1004 W. Michigan Ave., opened on August 1. Owned by Justin Allen, the restaurant serves only its own sauces, smokes all of its own meats, and makes all of its dishes to order. 734-340-5248. 

 

 

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