Author Archives: Mark

A message to the poor of Michigan…. You don’t deserve to live in Ann Arbor, that’s what Ypsilanti is for

The Ann Arbor News has a story today about affordable housing in Ann Arbor, and how it’s becoming harder and harder to come by, with Section 8 housing increasingly transitioning to “market rate.” The article revolves around a woman by the name of Megan Mishler, who recently had to relocate to Ypsilanti Township when her […]

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Torn from the Pages of Facebook… Stewart Beal announces ambitious plans for Ypsilanti’s Smith Furniture Building

Local real estate developer Stewart Beal recently posted the following to Facebook and I’m curious to know your thoughts on it… As I’m seriously light-headed from coughing, and about half way into a bottle of Tylenol, I’ll abstain.

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Totally Quotable Arlo: chicken leg edition

I don’t remember when it started, but Arlo has taken to calling chicken legs “meat bones.” It’s probably not one of his most noteworthy contributions to the English language, as he’s coined some pretty good phrases in his short time here on Earth, but I wanted to mention it here, as I’ve spent the last […]

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Bona Sera to relaunch later today with booze

Our friends at Bona Sera Cafe, as you may have noticed, have been closed for the past few days. I’m told there’s no reason for concern, though. It’s not like that time, a few years back, when Dave Curtis closed up his businesses along Washington Street, and snuck out of town under cover of darkness. […]

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Might it be time for a Michigan football to follow the example of Domino’s and reboot with an epic mea culpa?

I don’t know how many University of Michigan football fans we have in the audience, but I’d be curious to know what those of you who pay face value for tickets thought of yesterday’s short-lived “buy two Coke products and get two free tickets” promotion, which essentially set the value of a U-M ticket below […]

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