October 2015 Biz Buzz

. October 12, 2015.
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Life of luxury

From Dan Ketelaar, the man behind the development of the luxury apartment complex at 618 South Main, comes a new set of high-rise apartments, Madison on Main, (at the cross streets of the same name). Construction is set to begin in October and wrap up by the end of 2016.

So fresh and so clean

Health food fans will rejoice that Freshii, the Toronto-based franchise dedicated to salads, frozen yogurt, and wraps, and one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in North America, will soon open a new location in the Briarwood Mall.
freshii.com

Say cheese!

Steve Hall and Abbey Olitzky, formerly of Zingerman’s and Sweet Heather Anne, and the palates behind the Central Provisions pop-up, debut Spencer, a new restaurant and cheese bar located next to Kilwin’s chocolate shop and ice cream bar. Check the website for news about their opening this fall.
113 E. Liberty | spencerannarbor.com

Pizza Hut no more

Pizza fans will have to look elsewhere – the Pizza Hut at 5630 Jackson Road in Scio Township shut its doors for good August 25. The Carpenter Road location remains open.

New dance party

Pronounced “ego,” Club 3GO, had its grand opening September 5 and will continue to run events throughout the year. The alcohol-free club located in the heart of downtown Ypsilanti is a nice alternative for the college crowd who still want to enjoy a fun night out without the beer-related hassle. Girls, 18-plus, while guys must have a college ID to get in.
9pm-2am Fridays and Saturdays. Depot Town, Ypsilanti | club3go.wix.com/club3go

Community united 

Billed as a “one-stop bliss shop,” Lampshade Café features a little bit of everything. The Ypsilanti project aims to be a café, bookstore, performance venue, art gallery, classroom, meditation center, and home-base for all things local. Leave your money at the door; Lampshade is introducing a new currency called the schmeckel to rework the relationship between community and commerce. Fundraising and renovations are going on now.
206 W. Michigan Ave. Ypsilanti | lampshade.life 

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Laith Al-Saadi & Friends – Annual Birthday Bash

It goes without saying that Laith Al-Saadi is a treasure of the Ann Arbor music community. But if you haven’t yet experienced this bipedal force of nature with his signature beard, shredding guitar, and astonishing singing voice, then clear your schedule next Saturday… Laith Al-Saadi’s Annual Birthday Bash Sept 29 The Michigan Theater 8pm INFO

Grove Studios Grand Opening

If you’ve been following the pages (printed or online) of Current this past year, then you’ve probably heard a bit about Grove Studios already. Grove is a grassroots effort to provide musicians and artists from all around the Detroit metro area and western Washtenaw County a rehearsal and creative space for their work and development.

Audiotree Music Festival (Kalamazoo) – Sept 22/23

The Audiotree Music Festival returns to Kalamazoo’s Arcadia Creek Festival Place next Saturday and Sunday. The lineup features more than 20 artists, including Father John Misty, Khruangbin, Chicano Batman, Diet Cig, and many more! While the names we dropped in the previous paragraph are nationally renowned artists signed on to notable labels like Sub Pop or

saajtak featured among a genre defying lineup at blind pig – sept 13

  Genres are irrelevant. No one proves that assertion better than Detroit’s saajtak. Formed five years ago at U-M’s School of Music, saajtak’s made quite an impression with their stormy fusion of free jazz, noise experimentation, electronica, space-rock and opera. Their newest EP, Hectic, came out earlier this summer. Hectic EP by saajtak Thurs, Sept 13 saajtak