Tag Archives: Arborland

Lee Azus on how urban renewal remade Ypsilanti’s Southside

Almost five years ago now, I interviewed a new transplant to Ypsi by the name of Lee Azus as part of our ongoing Ypsilanti Immigration series. Azus, a former San Francisco bookstore owner, as you might recall, was anxious to hit the ground running and really get to know this community which he had chosen […]

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Boundary issues

In yesterday’s discussion about the new Chinese restaurant on Washtenaw Avenue, the question of boundaries came up again. Specifically, someone suggested that the new restaurant might not be in Ypsi at all, but in Ann Arbor. (It’s not, by the way. It’s technically in the Charter Township of Ypsilanti.) Well, it reminded me that I’d […]

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The closing of Camp Take Notice

Until today, when I read about the police shutting it down, I was unaware of the tent city behind Arborland Mall known as Camp Take Notice. Apparently the big crackdown by authorities came on Wednesday, when Caleb Poirier, the leader of the camp, which is said to have between 30 and 60 inhabitants, was arrested […]

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