V2V Expands and Arhaus Moves
"Here I get to come in and play. I don't want to sound like this is some kind of lollipop land"--she reconsiders, then cracks another incandescent smile, "but it is! I was so used to people coming in and tearing me apart!"
Bell says V2V signed on at Arbor Hills at almost the last minute, when Haas ran into friend Hediye Batu at Whole Foods. Batu owns Cafe Zola, and had eagerly snapped up a space in Arbor Hills for her new Zola Bistro, which planned to open in mid-October.
Arhaus, a small furniture chain that manufactures its own designs, and promises eco-sustainability, nabbed a high-profile spot, the corner building on Platt that juts out as you come over the crest of the hill going east on Washtenaw.