2019 February

One Less Burger King

The Burger King on Stadium Blvd. closed in late December, losing its signage but leaving the blue roof behind. Though Collier’s is listing it for sale as a Burger King, the building is a virtual time capsule that would...

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Get Your Game On Closes

When Get Your Game On closed its doors with the new year, patrons took to the store’s Facebook page to lament the loss of Ann Arbor’s last independently owned gaming shop. Along with tabletop and video games, GYGO...

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Wealthiest Ann Arborite?

Q. Who is the wealthiest Ann Arborite?A. That’s not easily determined. It is difficult to obtain information about personal assets and debts, and valuations change constantly. Forbes makes the effort for billionaires and...

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A Tariff Casualty in Pittsfield

Neon-colored banners in the Village Centre parking lot off Waters Rd. announce a closing sale at Performance Bicycle. Manager Luke Stevens says parent company American Sports Enterprises filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in...

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Goodbye, Fred, Hello, Wilma

Trendy downtown eatery Fred’s has cheekily changed its name to Wilma’s. The change, says SavCo partner Nathan D’Andrea, was spurred on by a number of events.Last year, founder Fred Lelcaj picked up his hip...

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University Cafe Is now Bopjib

The University Cafe on Church St. is now going by Bopjib. Owner Cassandra Knisely took over nine months ago. She says she’s kept the restaurant and menu nearly identical, but the old name just wasn’t working for her....

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Constellation Collective Opens

“What local products do you want to see on our shelves?” asks a sign at Constellation Collective in Nickels Arcade. Some of the sources suggested on Post-it notes, like Chela’s and the People’s Food...

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