September 2015 Biz Buzz

. September 1, 2015.
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Grizzly Peak’s New Look

After a full interior renovation, Grizzly Peak is open with a new attitude. Go today to help break it in.
120 W. Washington St.
734-741-7325. grizzlypeak.net 

Menchies Frozen Yogurt

Pittsfield Place now includes the California-based self-serve frozen yogurt chain, Menchies, which allows customers to determine how much or how little of the sweet treats they want— at 52 cents per ounce. The new yogurt place easily accommodates diets and allergy specifications.
3155 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.
734-335-7679 menchies.com

Chinese Crepes

Mark’s Carts welcomes a newcomer: The Stop, a cart that serves up a traditional breakfast dish found in the streets of Beijing. Crepes are made in a flash on a 420 degree surface, with a mixture of wheat, ground green bean, and corn flours, and an egg. Fillings include meat, spicy sauce, lettuce, and a secret crispy ingredient.
11:30am-2pm and 5-8pm. 
211 W. Washington St. 

 Thistle and Bess

Kerrytown welcomes an antique and vintage shop, with a mix of jewelry and books, old and new. Belleville native Diana Marsh returned home after 11 years in New York. She hopes to bring a little New York attitude to her new shop.
222 N. 4th Ave.
thistleandbess.com

Salt Springs Brewery

A new brewery in Saline claims to “quench your thirst and nourish your soul.” Salt Springs Brewery crafts gourmet bar food, beer, wine, and cider.
117 S. Ann Arbor St., Saline.
734-295-9191. saltspringsbrewery.com

Purr-fect relaxation 

Do you like your coffee with milk? Or would you prefer milk on the side — in a saucer, for the 10-15 cats surrounding you? The Japanese sensation of cat cafés, a coffee shop/adoption center, will soon be realized locally. The Humane Society of Huron Valley has announced plans to open The Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center, this winter. Tiny Lions will provide a temporary, human-kitty bonding experience for visitors considering adoption or searching for therapeutic relief. Local entrepreneur, Miranda Bono, is also hoping to open a cat café of her own, The Cat’s Meow, in 2016. 

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Estar Cohen Lives Fully in All The Moments of Music

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Monticello Van Odom – ‘In My Mind’

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Heavy Color’s River Passage

Toledo’s future beat/psy-jazz/hybrid electro duo Heavy Color recently premiered a new music video that commemorates an inspiring musical odyssey charted by one of its songwriters back in 2015. The group formed several years ago around the collaborations of Ben Cohen and Sam Woldenberg. Their Toledo’s answer to cerebral ambient electronica acts like Four Tet, Caribou,

Green Book is Worth the Trip

An elite black pianist tours the segregated south with a white roughneck chauffeur. Green Book combines two crowd-pleasing formulas—the road movie and the true story—with two stellar lead actors, Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. Mortensen plays Tony Lip, a white, working class second-generation Italian-American from the Bronx who works as a nightclub bouncer. Ali plays