Flowers, food, feet, & more
Michael says the most popular shoe in the store is probably the Chung Shi brand. With its rocker-bottom heel it's as identifiable as an Earth Shoe or Birkenstock. The heel propels you forward, Dana says, "forcing the foot through a natural gait cycle. It helps a lot of problems: plantar fasciitis, heel pain, lower back pain." Dana has an M.B.A. and a master's in public health and is close to becoming a board-certified pedorthist as well.
Foot Solutions, 3780 Jackson Rd., Suite D. 998-3668. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sun. (also by appointment). www.footsolutions.com/annarbor
A few months ago, when the Kasham brothers closed both Big Moe's Coney and Greeko's Coney-Grill, they observed that east Ann Arbor was glutted with coney islands and diners-they named six that had opened within a year in a half-mile radius of Big Moe's. Now there's one less. Naser Derneika has subleased his east-side King of Queens Coney Island to Jamal el Mokadem and his uncle Abbas el Mokadem. The two have turned it into Kaboba's, swapping eggs over easy for cheap and kid-friendly Middle Eastern eats.