June 2018: The Biz Buzz

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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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Domino’s Farms Aids Ann Arbor’s Need for Office Space

Domino’s Pizza and Arbor Research are both launching new office building projects at Domino’s Farms. Domino’s Pizza is creating a 33,000-square-foot building on the north side of Domino’s Farms, expanding to their current space. Arbor Research is creating a new 49,500-square-foot headquarters building on the east side of Domino’s Farms. Both buildings should be completed

A Physician’s Perspective on Legalized Cannabis

On Tuesday, November 6th, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Ten years ago, we had become the 13th state to legalize Cannabis for medical use. I voted for the medical cannabis law years ago because, in my view, cannabis is not a dangerous product, and too many people were being imprisoned for its use. At that time, however, I did not subscribe to the argument that there were legitimate medical uses for cannabis. How things have changed.

Tiny Expo at Ann Arbor District Library—A Curated Holiday Gift Fair with Flair

The Tiny Expo is a gem of an indie arts and crafts fair for vendors with original and unexpected products that make wonderful gifts but may not be an obvious fit for Ann Arbor’s mainstream art fairs. Shoppers who crave artistic, high quality products with diverse price points will find a rich variety of unique, handmade products to choose from.

New Tenants in Downtown Ypsilanti

Formerly long-vacant buildings in Downtown Ypsilanti are experiencing revitalization as small businesses and nonprofits are rapidly filling up spaces. Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), a nonprofit organization that, “provides access to the justice systems for those that need it most,” recently purchased the Smith Furniture building at 15 S Washington Street which became their headquarters. Decode