2020 December

Smart Pigging

Q. What is being built on the large wooded tract on the southwest corner of Dixboro Rd. and Geddes Rd.?A. DTE is constructing a “smart pigging” testing facility to support in-line inspections of its natural gas...

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Art Van Is Now Loves

Loves Furniture acquired twenty-­seven stores in the Art Van bankruptcy earlier this year and has reopened the old Art Van store on Eisenhower Pkwy. Loves is named for Dallas investor Jeff Love, who created the company to manage...

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Arcadian Antiques

I stepped into Arcadian Antiques in the Nickels Arcade to buy some exquisite Christmas tree ornaments on a recent morning and got to talking with the owner, Rhonda Gilpin. She opened her vintage jewelry and antique in 1983, and...

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A West Side Bike Shop Swap

Ann Arbor’s bike business has been booming since the pandemic began, and that includes two bike shops on the city’s west side. Michigan chain D&D Bicycles got its local start sharing space with Sun & Snow...

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Christmas Trees are Flying

Christmas tree farms are bright spots in an otherwise gloomy retail market this year. With most families sticking close to hearth and home, holiday decorating has started earlier and become more elaborate. Harvesting your own...

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