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End of the Dream

 

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Doreen is both an intentional and unintentional keeper of the counterculture flame. With her pleasantly singsong Louise Lasser voice (she looks a bit like her too), it's not sur-prising to learn that she came to futons via "fifteen years making granolas, trail mixes, and nut mixes for the tri-state food coop warehouse. It was a blast. I just loved that job, but I was killing my body. Once I threw my back out, I could just look at something the wrong way and be down for two days." In the eighties, John began managing Great Lakes Futon on Main Street, and Doreen sat down at her sewing machine and taught herself to make traditional Japanese futons, eventually starting a production facility out near the Ann Arbor Airport. After Great Lakes closed, the Collinses continued to manufacture futons, selling them from their home until they opened Dream On.

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