2017 August

Stop Sign at Oakbrook

Q.  On Northbrook next to the old Office Depot, there is a stop sign at Oakbrook.  Does the left lane turn left only?  Is the lane to enter straight into Oakbrook condos in the right lane?  There have never been any arrow...

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Coffee Makes Way for Wellness

On Friday, August 11, Main St. staple Espresso Royale will serve its last cup of joe. The closing will not affect the company’s other cafes in the Ann Arbor area.”This space served us well for years,” says Lisa...

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Computer Transition

Affordable Computers off South Industrial closed its doors on May 31 after twenty years of offering refurbished computer equipment and repairs. We were unable to contact owner Mike Nadeau, but his former business partner Bart...

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Doctor Shortage

One local clinic is booked so far in advance that in late May it wasn’t even making appointments—just taking contact information for a wait list. It’s not much comfort, but the shortage in the subspecialty is...

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Emoji Optional

The liquor store on Packard east of Platt, formerly Chiparu’s Party Shoppe, is now I Love Liquor. New owner Dennis Zaitona uses a heart emoji symbol on his sign rather than the word “love” and says that he...

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From Wet Seal to Love Culture

Love Culture opened on the JCPenney side of Briarwood Mall in late June. Employees of the “on-trend cute cheap” women’s and teen clothing store were friendly but insisted they could not give any statements to...

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Pita Pan at State and Eisenhower

In March 2016 we reported that Joseph Kafi, who owns the Shell station at State and Eisenhower, would be renting space to a Mediterranean restaurant to be called Phoenician Thyme. It finally opened this April, as Pita Pan. It...

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