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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Ypsilanti Art Incubator Bridging Artistic Communities

A bridge between EMU art students and established artists  Alexa Dietz understands the value of inspiration, and, with the coming relaunch of The Ypsilanti Arts Incubator, she’s building a channel for it to flow freely into a community with a wealth of creativity.  To grow and thrive  As a sculpture student at EMU in the

“Girls are hot and good”

Q&A: Comic Artist Casey Nowak You may have seen comic artist Casey Nowak’s work around town without realizing it; their client-base and resume are varied and accomplished enough that major outlets and businesses have taken notice. They’ve done work for Cartoon Network, Ann Arbor District Library, BOOM! Studios, and Spry Publishing, among others, some of

Cinema Detroit

Independent theaters prove cinema isn’t dead It seems that every year, especially near awards season, fears concerning the death of cinema and movie theaters become topics of heated debate. The projected death of the movie theater may be premature. Three years ago, Vanity Fair ran an article just before the Academy Awards, pointing out the

Take Flight at A2 Aviary; Feathers Optional

Ann Arbor’s Aerial and Circus Arts Gym For those who have dreamed of running away with the circus— before you pack your bags, visit the Ann Arbor Aviary to perfect your aerial skills. Aspiring trapeze artists needn’t have any prior dance or gymnastics experience to enroll in the continuously-running introductory course. On a Friday evening,