Category Archives: Local Business

Gut bacteria, in-studio photography and preserved vegetables… on the upcoming Saturday Six Pack

This Saturday, I’ll be back on Ypsilanti’s AM 1700, hosting The Saturday Six Pack. I’m still trying to pull everything together, but here’s what I think we’ve got lined up thus far. First, I’m not sure if he’ll come through for us, but I’m told that local song and dance man Jim Cherewick, who came […]

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My thoughts on today’s article in the Metro Times about Ypsilanti’s Corner Brewery

It wasn’t my intention to address today’s Metro Times piece about Ypsilanti’s Corner Brewery. But, as several people have now asked me for my thoughts, I feel as though I’m obligated to say something. First, and probably most importantly, in spite of owning half a share, I know next to nothing about the inner workings […]

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Ypsi’s newest startup, Hyperion Coffee, wants to do more than just roast the best coffee in the world

At some point in the next six weeks or so, a new business will be opening in Depot Town, a coffee roastery by the name of Hyperion. It’s the brainchild of Eric Mullins and Dan Kubera, both of whom were, until recently, employees of Ypsilanti’s Ugly Mug. Here, with more, is the transcript of a […]

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Ann Arbor’s proposed “Ambassador” program, while laughably stupid, is the best thing to happen in Ann Arbor in a long, long time

I realize that the Ann Arbor DDA’s uniformly mocked “Ambassador” program is likely going to die on the vine, given the overwhelming backlash that we saw last week, but I refuse to just let it go. This is the first spark of life I’ve seen in Ann Arbor in a long, long time, and I’m […]

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The fight intensifies over Ann Arbor’s proposed “ambassador” program

“Does Ann Arbor’s downtown belong to the people of Ann Arbor, or to the City’s most influential and vocal business owners?” It’s a question that’s been asked quite a bit this past week, in the wake of news surfacing about an Ann Arbor DDA plan to further the “mallification” of downtown by hiring a small […]

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