July 2018: The Biz Buzz

. June 30, 2018.
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 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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Film Review: “The Favorite”

Cynical, absurd, and fiercely entertaining “The Favorite” is one of the best films of 2018. Dark, twisted, nihilistic, and hilarious, “The Favourite” follows Queen Anne, Lady Sarah Churchill, and a new arrival in court, Abigail Masham, through court intrigue so perilous that it makes “Dangerous Liaisons” seem Disneyesque. “The Favourite” takes place in England during

The Art of Paying Attention

Mother and son make high art of “the tiny majority” We live in an age of attention deficit disorder, surrounded and distracted by devices, games, apps, and ads competing for our eyeballs and mouse clicks. But if we pay attention, a pair of artists, Karen Ann Klein and her son Barrett Klein, show us the

Mad as a Hatter

A search for the original Origin stories, for superheroes, famous people and more, have always been popular in the movie and TV business, but book characters rarely get the same treatment. Local actor, director and playwright Michael Herman’s new play, “Mad as a Hatter”, produced by the Roustabout Theatre Troupe from April 4th-20th at the

DuPont’s Floodplains Flows Onward

Water can be purifying, it can clean and soothe and nourish. It can also be something so formidable as to wear its way through soil and rock. Fittingly, then, Chris DuPont has titled his forthcoming album Floodplains, evoking a subtle but potent force of nature where a river mimics the unpredictable bends of life, depositing