February 2016 Biz Buzz

. February 7, 2016.
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A New Nagomi
Nick Ma, owner of Nagomi Sushi & Noodle on Plymouth Rd., has opened a second restaurant, Nagomi Nigou-ten, downtown at 241 E. Liberty St.

Chickens for rent
Ann Arbor residents with a little extra backyard space can rent a chicken thanks to My Urban Hen. The new company will provide instructions, food and everything else customers need to take care of their hens.

Ypsi Alehouse opens
Featuring plenty of tap beers and a farm-to-table food menu, the Ypsi Alehouse opened in the historic Centennial Building, 124 Pearl St. in downtown Ypsilanti.

Boutique closes
Purse Junki, a shop specializing in mid-priced clothing and fashion accessories, has closed its doors at 11 S. Washington St. in Ypsilanti. The website (pursejunkistores.com), which will close temporarily, should be up and running again soon for interested shoppers.

Spreading Goodwill
Looking for a good deal? Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit has opened a new Goodwill store at 3782 Carpenter Rd.

Solar Cemetery
In partnership with DTE Energy and the City of Ypsilanti, construction is set to begin on a solar panel array at Highland Cemetery in Ypsilanti. The panel will power about 150 homes in the Ypsilanti area.

Froggy Bottom Closes
Dexter residents will need to find a new favorite place to congregate – Froggy Bottom Coffee Shop, located at 7065 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd., closed its doors at the end of January.

Cobbler retires
Kyung Kim, owner of The Town Cobbler, has decided to retire after over 30 years at her Briarwood Mall location. Instead of selling the business, she’s elected to close down the store – the last original store at the Briarwood Mall.

Vegan Eats
Another healthy option for veggie lovers is on its way. Vedge Cafe will open 205 N. Main St. sometime this spring.

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