2021 January

Site Closures for Bob Evans and Subway

The Bob Evans restaurant at 3143 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. has closed, and signage has been removed. The location on Carpenter Rd. remains open. Also gone: the Subway in the Courtyard Shops. A sign refers customers to the store at...

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Urban Outfitters Moves to Briarwood

In November, Urban Outfitters quietly packed up its trendy clothes, books, and housewares and vacated the ground floor beneath the State Theater it had occupied since 1989. It reemerged as a holiday season pop-up at Briarwood...

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Pontiac Trail?

Q. Has Pontiac Trail been secretly renamed? Most of the new street signs, especially near Northside Elementary, display “Pontiac St.” rather than “Pontiac Tr.”A. Google shows the entire street as...

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Sprucing Up Wendy’s on Plymouth Rd.

The Wendy’s in the parking lot of the Courtyard Shops closed in the summer of 2019, and residents have wondered what might go into the space ever since. Recently, a maintenance crew removed the last Wendy’s signs and...

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Pointless Brewery & Theatre Closes

Pointless Brewery & Theatre on Packard closed in September. Its website said it did not make financial sense to renew its lease. Improvisation classes and workshops continue online. It is also accepting donations.

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Chuck E. Cheese’s Closes

Chuck E. Cheese’s, the pizza and games parlor that hosted birthday parties for generations of youngsters and their patient parents, closed all its approximately 600 locations early in the pandemic. In June, its parent...

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Bohmey Beauty Opens

Bohmey Beauty, selling nontoxic and “ethically-made” hair, skin, makeup and home items, has opened on the second floor of the Kerrytown Shops. It is the second location for owner Angeline Pratt, whose first shop is...

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Washtenaw’s Election Audit

Hours before his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to stop Congress from certifying his defeat, President Trump claimed that he had actually won in a “landslide.” Even after the riot, seven senators...

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Aroma Arrives

Krishna Nakka and Kiran Rampa first met as undergraduates in India studying computer science then went their separate ways, winding up in places like Singapore, Sydney, Silicon Valley, and New York City.When Nakka met his wife,...

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Turning Point

In the first two weeks of the month, the novel coronavirus killed twenty people in Washtenaw...

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