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Landline Creative Labs to open April 1

I’m beat. I spent every available minute this weekend at 209 Pearl, trying to get the Landline space ready for our tenants, all of whom are hoping to move in on April 1. Today, among other things, we finally hung our sign in the front lobby, and put pollyeurothene down on the floors, which we’ve […]

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OK, Ypsilanti, let’s talk about gentrification

In a text I received today, someone I know referred to Depot Town as “little Ann Arbor.” My sense, given the ensuing exchange, is that he didn’t intend it to be a compliment. He asked me if, since I took a stand way back when about the Quizno’s that had opened in Depot Town, I’d […]

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Running out of things to say about mass shootings… well, almost

I tried to write something last night about the Orlando shooting that just left 50 people dead, but I gave up an hour or so into it. I’d sliced my hand open earlier in the day while working on the renovation of 209 Pearl Street, which made it difficult to type. [My right thumb was […]

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It’s a beautiful day in Ypsilanti

As I write this, I’m sitting on the roof of 209 Pearl Street with a cup of ice cold cider after a long day of work, listening to the Hare Krishnas chant in the distance, and watching strippers roll joints in the alley below. It’s kind of magical.

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209 Pearl: tearing down walls and sawing through pigeons

Having patched the holes in the roof of 209 Pearl last weekend, Jesse and I turned our attention to demolition today, removing quite a bit of the old plumbing, and most of the walls in what will eventually be the loft apartment opposite the offices of Landline Creative Labs. Everything was going pretty smoothly until […]

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