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Two Downtown Departures

Tailor Vahan Basmajian closes his store, and Hunter House abandons its Ann Arbor outpost.

by Sabine Bickford

From the June, 2019 issue

The "clothing" part of Vahan's Clothing & Tailoring has closed after fifty-two years. Owner Vahan Basmajian says he felt it was time to close his retail shop, which sold primarily men's suits and dresswear, at the house he owns on Liberty and Fifth --"I'm eighty-three years old!" He will continue to run his tailoring business in some capacity, and says he plans to rent out the storefront to another retailer.

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Birmingham-based Hunter House Hamburgers closed the doors to its E. William St. location in May. The restaurant was known for being a late-night stop among students and a place to grab one of the city's cheapest hamburgers ($2.10!). In a Michigan Daily interview, owner Kelly Cobb blamed the closure on Ann Arbor's high rents and seasonal student-based business.     (end of article)

[Originally published in June, 2019.]

 



 
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