Category Archives: Locally Owned Business

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 Saturday Six Pack with Mark Maynard: episode one

Saturday was my first night hosting The Saturday Six Pack with Mark Maynard on Ypsilanti’s historic AM 1700, and I think it went pretty well. You’ll find my rough notes below. If you feel like actually listening for yourself, though, you can do so here. We’re still working out a few bugs with regard to […]

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And our Ypsilantian of the Year is…. Bee Roll

As you may recall, about a month ago, I said that I’d like to bestow an Ypsilantian of the Year award, and asked for your nominations. Well, yesterday, on my new radio program, I announced the recipient. The first ever MarkMaynard.com Ypsilantian of the Year award was given to Bee Roll, the owner of Beezy’s… […]

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