Dr Rahmani Buys Selo/Shevel's Building
Rahmani sighs, a little defensively, when asked if he's the buyer. "I don't throw my money around," he says. "I work very hard. The press has not always been kind to me. I love Ann Arbor. I love these buildings on Main Street," and he particularly likes this one, noting its twelve-foot windows on the third floor--unusual for a building of that era. Rahmani says he's doing a full-scale renovation of the interior upstairs office spaces, putting in a new elevator, among other things, "though none of that will affect the facade." He's also "doing feasibility studies to decide what can be done with the ground floor."
"Did you know that I sold the Ark's space to them last year?" he asks. "And I don't like to sell buildings, but I felt they should own it."