2021 July

Register Your Bike?

Q.  Do I have to register my bicycle with the city?A.  No. City council terminated Ann Arbor’s bike registration program in 2010. The U-M will register bicycles (and electronic devices) for members of the university...

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A Tearoom Reopens

July 6 will mark the beginning of more normal operations for the TeaHaus Cafe on N. Fourth Ave.During Phase One of “our big, grand reopening,” owner Lisa McDonald promises more outdoor seating, more indoor seating,...

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From Bookbound to Booksweet

In May, Peter and Megan Blackshear announced plans to close Bookbound Bookstore in the Courtyard Shops. But to their delight, a new owner is now in the process of taking over.”When the word got out, we were very surprised...

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Kanbu Asian Mart Open

Ann Arbor is well served with big, Asian-focused grocery stores, but it’s mostly lacked the smaller convenience-style stores which the Japanese call “conbini” and Koreans “pyeon uijeon.” Now,...

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ADUs Unbound

Other cities and states have long permitted ADUs–small units attached or adjacent to...

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Quality 16 Is Dark, Again

West siders and people who like to watch movies in comfortable seats were delighted when the Goodrich Quality Theaters group opened Quality 16 on Jackson Rd. in 1999. Along with big studio pictures and independent films, Quality...

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Hard Talks

One of the most difficult conversations people are having these days is about Covid-19 vaccines. What starts as a hopeful conversation can quickly turn into an unproductive argument that damages relationships. One common...

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