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Goodbye to Golden Rose

 

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Sbarro, one of the older food operations at Briarwood, is closed. Asked why, Tony, manager of Cinnabon, shrugged and said the lease was up. Andi, manager of China Wok next door, said he was surprised, because "people were eating there."

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Both Ann Arbor Ritz Camera Center locations were victims of a chainwide purge as Ritz continues its desperate efforts to staunch hemorrhaging profits. At one point Ritz had 1,000 stores; by next year they'll be down to 400. In mid-May the Plymouth Mall store was already closed, but the State Street store was still liquidating inventory.

Got a retail or restaurant change? Send email to sallymitani@gmail.com or tonymcreynolds@tds.net.    (end of article)

[Originally published in June, 2009.]

 

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