David’s Bridal is leaving Ann Arbor for good, but it’s offering brides-to-be some exceptional discounts on the way out. As of mid-October, everything in the store was 50 percent off (all sales final, of course), and store management told us the discounts would be increasing steadily until the planned November 11 closing. David’s upper management decided not to renew the store’s lease with Cranbrook Village when it expired this year, leaving Plato’s Closet as the sole remaining clothing retailer in the shopping center.
In 2008, David’s Bridal was estimated to be dressing one out of every four brides in the United States, but since then the traditional chain has struggled from the advent of low-cost, casual wedding dress lines from brands like H&M and Anthropologie targeted at millennials. And more young people are avoiding or delaying marriage than ever before.
David’s Taylor, Novi, and Madison Heights locations remain open.
David’s Bridal, 960 W. Eisenhower (Cranbrook Village). (734) 997-7435. Mon. 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Wed.-Fri. 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. noon-6 p.m. Closed Tues. Closes permanently Nov. 11. davidsbridal.com
Michele Longo announced the closing of her Kerrytown store Collected Collage over Instagram in early September. A little under a year old, it was already well liked for its vintage and handmade items, including jewelry, purses, and clothing.
Longo (@collectedcollage) wrote on Instagram that her mother is suffering from an aggressive form of cancer, and she had chosen to return to New York to be with her family. “It’s with great sadness that I tell you I am unexpectedly closing the shop in Ann Arbor,” she wrote. “Thank you all for the kindest welcome & biggest support I have ever felt as I grew this business, in the 5 years I’ve lived in Michigan.”
Shortly after PJ’s Records lost its lease and called it quits, the neighboring Pastry Peddler Bakery & Cafe will follow the same path. Owner Katy Loy Nightwine was renting her space at Packard and State from her parents, but Dennis and Dianne Loy sold the entire building in August.
In a brief announcement, Nightwine wrote “It has been an a-maize-ing journey we have been on. We are very grateful for all of you who have patronized our little shop. It has been our pleasure to bake and barista for all of you the last 10 years.”
There’s still time to grab a few breakfast pastries: the bakery will be open through Nov. 17.
Pastry Peddler Bakery & Cafe, 619 Packard. (734) 929-2976. Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed Sun. Closes permanently Nov. 17. pastrypeddlers.com
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