Dream On Futon. Collins and her husband, John, planned to close Dream On at the end of March. The Collinses have sold futons, frames, slipcovers, shoji screens, and Asian-Žinfluenced gifts in their shop on the corner of Ashley and Liberty since 1994. They are closing be-cause, as Doreen frankly tells the constant stream of well-wishers, "We can't pay the bills anymore." The gracefully modern brick, stone, and glass corner building, owned by developer Phil Conlin, has always been a kind of bellwether of the downtown economy. Originally a Sears tire store, its most memorable incarnation to many Ann Arborites was Crow Quill Graphics, part of a counterculture triangle with the Fleetwood Diner and Mr. Flood's Party (where West End Grill now is). The death of Flood's bouncer Roger Davis, who was shot outside the West Liberty bar in 1975, is commemorated by a stone wall outside Dream ..."/>
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End of the Dream

The Collinses close their futon shop

From the April, 2009 issue

"It has just been a walk-through of hugs and well-wishes," says Doreen Collins, of the final days of Dream On Futon. Collins and her husband, John, planned to close Dream On at the end of March.

 
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