Category Archives: Local Business

With the Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem having left the room, Ypsi City Council votes unanimously to pursue a formal investigation into their recent trip to China

At tonight’s Ypsilanti City Council meeting, as you might imagine, people were anxious to discuss the most recent scandal swirling around the International Village development. Unfortunately, those in the best position to comment didn’t seem to want to talk about it. Mayor Amanda Edmonds, who just last night returned from 10-day trip to China, which […]

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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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