June 2018: The Biz Buzz

. May 31, 2018.
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Ann Arbor Planning Commission Recommends NO for housing complex off Pontiac Trail

By a vote of 7-2, the Commission rejected plans to build a 710-bed student apartment complex intended to be called The Cottages at Barton Green. Fierce opposition to the project from residential neighbors highlighted concerns about traffic, pedestrian and bicycle safety, property values, and other issues, including flooding. The plan, without a positive recommendation from the Commission, will still have the chance to face a vote from the full City Council.

Vogel Lock and Safe closing after a hundred and five years

The longtime Ann Arbor business at 113 W. Washington shut its doors on March 30th. A note on the door written by fourth-generation owner Robert Vogel, also the part-time Fire Chief in South Lyon, stated, “Dear Valued Customer: As of March 30, 2018, Denise and I will be retiring and Vogel’s Lock & Safe will be going out of business. We also wanted to take the time to thank you for being a loyal customer.” It’s a lock.

Liv Café N Wellness Medical Marijuana Dispensary officially approved

The Ann Arbor City Council Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve a special-exception use permit for Liv Cafe N Wellness, a 1,500-square-foot second floor loft space at 603 E. William St., next to New York Pizza Depot. Liv Café is described as a spot for a “refreshing, educational and better health environment, providing a mix of medicinal and non-medicinal products and services, including medical-grade marijuana for registered patients.”

New gym offers fitness from the inside out

3N1 Fitness Revolution marks its Grand Opening with a full day of class demos, live music and more. 3N1 is committed to the health of the whole person, offering psychological services as well as consultations with a staff nutritionist to complement your exercise regime. 3N1 specializes in three key classes in addition to their full service weight and cardio training equipment.

www.3n1fit.com | June 9, 10am
3N1 Fitness Revolution | 1952 S Industrial Hwy, Ste G
734-369-3890 | info@3N1fit.com

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PowerArt! Three favorites From Ann Arbor’s Open-Air Museum

By K.A. Letts We expect public art— all those fountains, sculptures and murals— to express our civic soul, our collective values and our aspirations, providing visual relief from right angles and concrete. Ann Arbor’s PowerArt!, an ongoing project sponsored by the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission, The Arts Alliance

Tyler Duncan On Versatility & Community

by Jeff Milo Music forges connections. And with an artist like Tyler Duncan spending the last 15 years in the producer’s chair for albums by Michigan-based artists, music cultivates versatility. Ann Arbor-based Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist composer/producer, Tyler Duncan’s fall/winter slate of production/writing-contribution credits include the forthcoming debut album by singer/songwriter Madeline Grant, followed by new releases

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Ticket to Ride: Swizzille Trip’s ‘Psychedelic Friday’ Aug. 30 at The Blind Pig

Swizzille Trip will take Ann Arbor on a dreamy, unhinged sonic ride Friday night. The Detroit psych-rock trio will host “Psychedelic Friday” with Detroit Trouble, The Kenny Hill Group, Frame 42 and XLR8 at The Blind Pig. It will be a far-out musical journey filled with trippy, poppy and down-home blues-rock fitting for a Labor