Constellation Collective, featuring prepackaged foods in grab-and-go format, opened in January in Ann Arbor’s Nickels Arcade. Their mission, to “nourish the Ann Arbor community by increasing access to the finest wholesome food the area has to offer,” presents a local, healthier “fast food” option. constellationfood.com
Smoke’s Chocolate, a new shop that opened in December, coinciding with the legalization of recreational marijuana in Michigan, is a chocolate shop owned by 30-year-old Washtenaw Community College student Marc Bernard. His offer? “Buy some chocolate, get some weed,” the slogan of Smoke’s Chocolate, which Bernard operates out of his apartment. Customers spend $10-$15 for
Ann Arbor company, Jottful, is meeting the needs of small business through creating and managing websites. Founder Dawn Verbrigghe said she wanted to create an option for small businesses seeking to expand to the Internet, allowing them to avoid expensive site builders or time-intensive build-your-own software. Jottful seeks to expand their team in early 2019.
Ann Arbor-based Museum Edutainment has launched the BARDEUM app, which seeks to add livelier elements to museum and historical sites. The app focuses on storytelling, “like the Traveling Bard,” according to Museum Edutainment’s website. The app also offers features like “Step Inside the Story” and “Go Beyond the Frame,” which provides contextual information about historical
Jim Brady’s, an iconic Detroit eatery, opened in December in Downtown Ann Arbor at 220 Main Street. The two story restaurant offers patrons a step back in time to the 1950s, when the original Jim Brady’s opened in Detroit. The first story houses a bar and restaurant seating, while the second story welcomes guests to
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales and Kitchen opened its second Washtenaw County location, in Dexter at 2310 Bishop Circle East, offering a wide selection of inventive dishes and housemade brews. Chef Maggie Long has a strong commitment to sourcing her food from local farmers, and the bright, creative menu changes constantly depending on what is in