August 2022 Closings

The Applebee’s on Green Rd. at Plymouth Rd. has closed, reports reader Julia Claire Septrion: “Even the sign in front is gone.”  Since 2017, the “neighborhood grill + bar” chain has downsized from 2,000 locations to 1,700,...

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Have We Hit Peak Cannabis?

On July 8, Michael Belden was getting ready to open Lume Cannabis. Reached via the long driveway between Taco King and Faz’s Pizza, it’s bracketed by GTM Auto Repair and the Detroit Fudge Company, maker of CBD-infused edibles. ...

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Restaurant on Hold

 Cesar Ochoa is ready to open his second restaurant on N. Main—if he can find enough employees. With a gleaming bar, colorful wall art, and a basement speakeasy with a secret entrance, Havana is otherwise set to offer...

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Your Media Exchange Opens

Broc Curry opened Your Media Exchange (YMX) June 20 in Roeda Studio’s former space on S. Main selling new and used music, movies, and video games. It’s Curry’s second location; the first, in Toledo, opened in 2020. Sporting a...

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BD’s Hasty Exit

It wasn’t surprising when BD’s Mongolian Grill, a staple on Main St. for twenty-eight years, closed its doors this spring. While the chain once had ten Michigan locations, the last few years have seen the closings of half of...

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Bling and Blue

Like many businesses affected by the pandemic, the long-awaited overhaul at Sava Farah’s namesake restaurant took longer than planned. Farah originally hoped to begin remodeling after Michigan’s commencement in 2020. But Covid...

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