The Biggby Coffee on E. Liberty closed. “We replaced it with the one on [the corner of Ellsworth and] Platt Road. That was the plan all along,” says Nesha Slocum at ABI, the Lansing-based company that has twenty-seven Biggby franchises in Michigan and Ohio (including the one on Washtenaw near Huron Pkwy). ABI, which stands for American Business Investments, is branching out. Last year it launched Tabooli Mediterranean in Lansing, serving quickie Middle Eastern food, and is planning to expand: Slocum says there may be one in Ann Arbor some day.