Marketplace Closings | February 2023

Everything’s on clearance and all sales are final at Bed Bath & Beyond, as the once-mighty home furnishings chain prepares to bow out of Arborland. The troubled retailer announced in August that it would be closing about 150...

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Restaurants & Dining

Ann Arbor is serving up delightful culinary experiences this February. Whether you’re looking for a chef’s tasting, quick lunch, or takeout to enjoy Valentine’s Day at home, we have you covered. Below is a sampling of local...

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The Shade Store Opens

Tucked within the upscale Arbor Hills shopping center, the Shade Store opened its third Michigan showroom in September. Customers can work with a design consultant by appointment or drop in to create custom window...

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At Arborland, a Maize-and-Blue Exception

Why would a brand new spirit wear store in Ann Arbor fail to erect a sign for most of football season? There’s a reason. In September, Rally House opened in Arborland, its fifteenth Michigan location. But as assistant manager...

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Chris Nordin Adds a Gallery

Chris Nordin Studios Gallery on Ann St. is an exhibit space for its namesake artist and a rotating series of guest artists whose styles he feels complement his own. A warm and intimate space, with exposed brick walls outfitted...

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Marketplace Closings | January 2023

Stairway to Heaven, a student-focused store that inadvertently became a head shop, closed September 30 after thirty-five years in business, a casualty of the pandemic. Arleen Kosak chose the Led Zeppelin song title for the...

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HomeTown Leaves Town

The HomeTown Pharmacy on E. Stadium near Washtenaw closed in mid-October, with callers forwarded to the regional chain’s Chelsea location. The rather abrupt move swamped the Chelsea store for a time, according to a reader...

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A J. Crew Outlet at Arborland

J.Crew Factory, the more affordable outlet cousin of the iconic clothing brand, opened an Arborland location in the storefront formerly occupied by Famous Footwear this fall. The first major retailer to declare bankruptcy during...

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Hutkay Is Now Desi Ruchulu

When U-M oncology researcher Swaroop Bhojani opened Hut-K Chaats in 2011, it was a fresh, innovative addition to Ann Arbor’s menu of both Indian and healthy vegetarian restaurant options. The personal authenticity of Bhojani’s...

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