Category Archives: Local Business

Pondering the death of retail as Urban Outfitters leaves Ann Arbor

Earlier this evening, having just read that Gap was planning to close approximately 200 stores over the next three years, I heard from my friend Jean that Urban Outfitters had decided not to renew the downtown Ann Arbor space that they’ve held for the past several decades. While I don’t suppose it’s that terribly surprising, […]

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A big thank you to everyone who had a hand in launching Landline Creative Labs

As we’re getting ready to rent our 10th and final office at Landline Creative Labs, now seemed like a good time to step back, reflect for a minute, and say thank you to everyone who played a role in getting us to where we are today. First and foremost, we’d like to thank all of […]

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Landline Creative Labs officially launches

Well, late last week, we passed our final inspection and got our Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Ypsilanti. So Landline Creative Labs is now officially in business, and our first eight tenants have already started moving in. And, in recognition of this fact, the good folks at Concentrate just ran a nice piece […]

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Landline Creative Labs is almost open

There’s stuff I want to do tonight. I want to read more about this Republican answer to Obamacare, with the hope of better understanding how exactly it’s going to fuck my family. I want to do some research and see if there might be anything to this theory that it was the “catfishing” of Anthony […]

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#RestockTheSwamp

Hey, guys. I created a hashtag. Feel free to use it online, free of charge… I’ll be charging for the red hats though. I’m looking for a Chinese supplier right now. Here’s the link to the Washington Post story noted above, which goes into some detail about how, despite his anti-establishment campaign trail promises to […]

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