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Koney, Again

Last May, Marwan Al-Rabie opened the Alpha Diner on Jackson Rd. in Scio Township. It was his long-sought successor to the Alpha Koney Island in the Oak Valley Centre, which he’d operated for seventeen of the restaurant’s thirty...

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Condado Arrives

By Ann Arbor standards, the opening night at Condado Tacos on Liberty brought out the VIPs. Creative Washtenaw CEO Deb Polich came with husband Russ Collins, executive director of the Michigan Theater. Don Knight, who runs his...

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Surviving the Pandemic

The pandemic was tough for Ann Arbor restaurants. Favorite names such as Logan and Mikette disappeared; others, like Gratzi and Carson’s, went on hiatus. The Espresso Royale Coffee chain shut down. Yet most places wove...

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Flash Food

After recently deciding to increase my recycling efforts at home, I wondered what I could do to reduce food waste. A family member reminded me that they’d seen a Flash Food cooler at a local Meijer. That led me to the...

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Bohmey Beauty Opens

Bohmey Beauty, selling nontoxic and “ethically-made” hair, skin, makeup and home items, has opened on the second floor of the Kerrytown Shops. It is the second location for owner Angeline Pratt, whose first shop is...

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Aroma Arrives

Krishna Nakka and Kiran Rampa first met as undergraduates in India studying computer science then went their separate ways, winding up in places like Singapore, Sydney, Silicon Valley, and New York City.When Nakka met his wife,...

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Bagel Shortage

Just after noon on a Saturday, Sherry Stephens of Ann Arbor tried the door at MD Bagel Fragel at 3500 Washtenaw Ave. It was locked, even though the store’s regular hours are 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.A sign on the door read,...

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