^ Mainstreet Ventures will open a new Mediterranean restaurant, Piata, on the corner of Liberty and Fourth on May 8. 120 E. Liberty St. 734-668-6062. mainstreetventuresinc.com
^STUFD, a mexican-style fast food spot, hits Ypsi at 505 W. Cross St.
^ Education technology company XanEdu, which focuses on making learning more accessible and effective by providing digital and print materials to teachers, students and retailers, plans to shift its headquarters from Pittsfield Township to Downtown Ann Arbor, hiring 50 new management, sales and IT employees. xanedu.com
^ Woodward's Hunter House Hamburgers has a second location in the works at 609 E. William St. Sliders anyone? hunterhousehamburgers.com
^ With classes for kids and adults who are ready to rock, Ann Arbor’s first School of Rock has opened at 6101 Jackson Rd.
^ The Kroger store at 1919 S. Industrial Hwy. is shutting down. Closing date unknown, but the lease is up on August 31.
^ Renovartio Woodworks, which repurposes old barn wood and scrap metal to create functional art, has moved to a new, bigger location at 10815 Boyce Rd. in Chelsea. 734-475-0985
^ Seva, beloved vegetarian and vegan restaurant, has closed on Liberty St. and reopened at 3541 Jackson Rd. 734-662-1111.
^ All in all, life is good, in part because a new Life is Good store has opened Downtown at 304 S. Main St. 734-369-6237. ligannarbor.com