From Sauk Trail to Maple Village

Jeff Tapp and Melissa Miller opened X-Golf Ann Arbor in Saline a couple years ago in the Commons at Sauk Trail, but a sign taped to its door reads: “Closed for summer … Moving to Ann Arbor this fall.” “We...

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Roll Your Own

At the end of July, a giant “Coming Soon” banner hung outside Suite F of the State Street Crossing strip mall announcing new tenant Wild Bill’s Tobacco, a family-owned business that opened its first location in...

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Dexter Loses Its Pharmacy

After more than forty years in business, the Dexter Pharmacy closed its doors abruptly in late August. “The Dexter Pharmacy family is hurting and would appreciate your compassion and understanding,” owner Marni...

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BooBooz and PupSudz

Handmade soap and skin care business FarmSudz opened last summer in the alleyway near the Common Grill. Customers enter the basement shop through a green door and follow the scents of cherry almond, Kentucky bourbon,...

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The Find Opens on Chelsea’s Middle St.

MaryAnne Thomas opened her resale shop, The Find, this summer in the former Chelsea Eyeglass spot on W. Middle St. The eclectic inventory–from clothes for all ages to jewelry, trinkets, and home decor–is displayed...

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Ed’s Bread Closes

“I think this might be the first Sunday in twenty-three years that I haven’t gotten up at midnight to start baking bread,” says Thom Byrd. He and his wife, Sandy Niethammer, owners of Ed’s Bread since...

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A Canine Food Truck in Chelsea

The Brown Basset dog bakery, which opened last summer, closed its brick-and-mortar location in April, but owners Staci and John Tripolsky will launch a mobile version of the business in late June. “We realized...

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Erratic Ale Looks for a Fall Opening

Home brewers Brian and Deb Schroeder are hoping to open their “nanobrewery,” Erratic Ale Co., this fall. The couple was originally planning on a late summer opening but, says Brian, “we just had some zoning...

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