They moved the printing side of the business to a 33,000-square-foot facility in Ann Arbor in 2004 and opened the small retail space on South U in 2005. Since then they've opened ten more stores in other college towns and expanded from T-shirts into all kinds of printed apparel and accessories, like hoodies, polo shirts, jerseys, sweats, pens, hats, Frisbees, and magnets.
Though their client list has expanded to include local businesses like Zingerman's, Conor O'Neill's, and Running Fit, the campus remains the heart of their enterprise. "We know the market, we enjoy it, and you can't beat the lifestyle," Gregg says. "There's so many people around, and there's always something going on."
Underground Printing, 1114 South University. 929-6648. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. www.undergroundshirts.com
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[Originally published in December, 2009.]