2019 May

Roasting Plant Closes

The pneumatic tube-powered Roasting Plant coffee shop on State St. closed its doors at the end of March. The closure came five months after Michigan franchisee Mike Shehadi’s million-dollar lawsuit against the NYC-based...

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BP Adds Donuts, Drive-Thru

The BP Gas Station on Zeeb Rd. just off I-94 has added a Tim Hortons donut counter and drive-thru to its convenience store, providing a budget-friendlier alternative to the drive-thru Starbucks down the road. This is the...

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Craft Breww City Takes a Break

In early April, Craft Breww City temporarily closed its Ann Arbor location. The website for the Michigan sports bar, which has another location in Farmington Hills, says it is closed for “The Spring and Summer,”...

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Lid over N. Main?

Q. Has the city ever considered a “lid” over the North Main Corridor? This would hide the road and provide new territory for riverside developments, like New York’s Hudson Yards.A. Lids are incredibly...

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Mighty Good Closes Its Cafes

In mid-April, Mighty Good Coffee announced that it would be closing all four of its shops in Ann Arbor. The announcement was sent to the Washtenaw Area Coffee Worker’s Association (WACWA) by the attorney for owners Nic...

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