2018 August

Hut-K’s Heartfelt Farewell

In early July, Sumi and Swaroop Bhojani said a final goodbye to customers of Hut-K Chaats with a benefit dinner for the Cobblestone Farm Market. Though they had planned the closing for several months, Swaroop says that...

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No More Moe’s

After 103 years nestled between Thayer and State St. on North University, Moe Sports Shop closed its doors in early July. The store was known as the birthplace of collegiate apparel, but it had been in flux since 2010, when its...

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Making Hay

During the summer and into the fall, some pastoral landscapes around Ann Arbor are picturesquely,...

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A Facelift for St. Vinnie’s

Manager Kate Reeder says customers … “say ‘wow!’ and think we’ve added on” when they see the recently reopened St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store. She adds, “This is a brick building, so...

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Stopping for Pedestrians?

Q.  New signs about the percent of Ann Arbor drivers stopping for pedestrians have popped up. The signs are not informative and are actually confusing. Do you have any information about what information they are trying to show,...

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From Buster’s to Buscemi’s

In July, multiple banners and a brand-new sign announced the official opening of Buscemi’s Pizza in the former Buster’s Market at Liberty and S. Maple. Though pizza is only one of his offerings, owner Bryce Abdal...

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Out of the Shark Tank

New at S. Main and William is Teaspressa, an Arizona-based cafe whose claim to fame is making coffee-style drinks with extra strong tea. Founder Allison DeVane staked that claim in a 2016 appearance on the ABC business-pitch...

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