2020 November

Marijuana in the Park?

Q. As I walked past Liberty Plaza recently I noticed a pungent smell of marijuana that seemed to emanate from a group of guys gathered at the back of the park. Of course pot is now legal in Michigan, but the city bans smoking...

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Thanksgiving Reimagined

Many of us will be doing the holidays differently this year. A few readers and friends have shared their plans for a dialed down version of Thanksgiving. We hope yours is a happy one!Michael W. BrinkmanMy wife, Lois, and I have...

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Banfield’s Closes Its Doors

Banfield’s Bar & Grill on Packard was considered by some to be Ann Arbor’s version of “Cheers.” Karaoke night on Sundays and happy hour specials Monday through Friday drew a cadre of loyal...

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“The virus got us.”

In August, Tom Thompson Flowers launched a GoFundMe campaign. “The virus got us. We are desperate,” Thompson posted. “Please help to keep us going until this pandemic is over.” The campaign raised $6,169,...

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Robbin Pott of Pott Farms

The a2view interview, November 19, 2020Pott Farms makes CBD (cannabidiol) products from hemp grown on Robbin Potts’ farm on Bemis Road. It is the first foray into business for Pott (the name is just a coincidence), an...

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Crumbl Cookies Opens

If you like big cookies, there’s a new option on the west side. Crumbl Cookies, which calls itself the nation’s fastest-growing gourmet cookie delivery and takeout company, has opened at 215 N. Maple, next to...

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Last spring, Ann Arbor-based BlueWillow Biologics announced that its first consumer product, a...

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