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Since 1976

The Ann Arbor Observer has been putting readers in touch with our town. Packed with concise and insightful news of  people, politics, education, shopping, dining, and entertainment, our newsprint magazine has a monthly circulation of 53,000.


  • Makeover

    For the first time since it opened as a Montgomery Ward department store in 1928, the future of 210–216 S. Fourth Ave. looks bright. 

  • Cabbie Life 

    No one knows better than Ann Arbor Cab owner Merlyn Wade that driving strangers for a living can be dangerous. 





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Guide to Ann Arbor shopping, dining, senior services, health care, and schools. Mailed free to Ann Arbor residents, with a bonus circulation of 500 for retail, real estate offices, and U-M.