July 2018: The Biz Buzz

. June 30, 2018.

 Dalat Opens in Ann Arbor

After a generation at the corner of Michigan Avenue and North Huron Street in downtown Ypsilanti, the popular Vietnamese restaurant has moved to a new location in the Woodland Plaza shopping center off South Main Street in Ann Arbor. Son Le, son of previous owners Lang Bui and Hoanh Le, will be the restaurant’s new manager, along with his wife, Tran Nguyen, the new owner.

 Michigan Creamery Celebrates One-year Anniversary

In case you missed it, about a year ago (just before Art Fair ‘17) Stucchi’s on State St. became Michigan Creamery. Ownership has remained the same, with expanded hours. Allowing you to satiate your summer ice cream cravings on Friday and Saturday nights until 11pm and on all other nights until 10pm.

 Vogel’s Lock and Safe Building to Become Restaurant

The century-old business at 113 W. Washington St. in downtown Ann Arbor recently closed and has now been sold to developer Faramarz Farahanchi to become a restaurant with plans to open by October or November.

 TreeCity Medical Dispensary Opens New 3.0 Space

A new iteration of Tree City has opened at 2732 Jackson Ave. in Ann Arbor, moving from the building next door at 2730 Jackson. The new version provides a completely different space with an innovative floor plan that removes heavy barriers like large counters and display cases and affords a more personal experience. Look for a whole new dispensary to open on South Industrial in Ann Arbor over the coming months as well. More information is available at annarborprovisioningcenter.com.

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