Sweetgreen Opens on S. State

Students lined up in advance on opening day at Sweetgreen, a fast-casual restaurant chain focused on salads. Corporate spokesperson Grace Demeritt thinks it’s a sign of the brand’s surging popularity—and also possibly the impact...

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After the Fire

Madras Masala was in its twentieth year as a full-service Indian restaurant with a popular lunch buffet. Vape City had shared its Maynard St. building for fewer than two years when both businesses went up in smoke the morning of...

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From Little Caesars to La Piazza

An independent pizza and sub shop has replaced a recently closed Little Caesars in the Plymouth Road Mall. Fred Ansari opened La Piazza Pizza & Subs on January 9 with hot pepperoni slices at the ready, even as some kitchen...

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From Pizza Hut to Taqueria

A Mexican family restaurant opened in August on Carpenter near Packard, in a newly refurbished stand-alone building once home to a Pizza Hut. El Tapatio Taqueria y Restaurante has a full menu of lunch and dinner favorites for...

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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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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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First Watch Arrives

Priding itself on freshness and worker-friendliness, the fast-growing First Watch chain of breakfast/brunch/lunch restaurants opened in October in the Village Centre at Oak Valley Dr. and Ann Arbor–Saline Rd. It occupies the...

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