For the third year in a row the Kerrytown District Association (KDA) offers the community a taste of the German holiday tradition with their version of Chriskindlmarkt known as the KindleFest Market. The Ann Arbor Farmers Market will play host to farmers, artisans and other vendors selling a wide range of holiday wares. The Tübingen Sister City Group of Ann Arbor will help add some German cultural flair with pretzels, bratwursts, roasted nuts, Glühwein (a mulled wine) and of course beer! Cozy up to the fire pits and enjoy strolling musicians, caroling and a special appearance from Santa. The KindleFest Market takes place during Downtown Ann Arbor’s Midnight Madness so patrons can take time out from shopping til they drop to enjoy some German holiday festivities. 6-10pm. Kerrytown Market & Shops, 407 North Fifth Ave. 734-662-5008. www.kerrytown.com
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
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.
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.
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