Tag Archives: Aubree’s

Julia Collins, the owner of Ypsi Studio, on growing up in Ypsi, taking risks, and being successful when people thought you’d fail

Almost ten years ago now, local entrepreneur Julia Collins decided to disregard the advice of many and open a small fitness studio in Downtown Ypsilanti, right next door to our local strip club. Well, it turns out that she was right. Her business, Ypsi Studio, has continued to grow since its initial launch, and, right […]

Posted in History, Local Business, Locally Owned Business, Uncategorized, Ypsilanti | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

A little bit of Ypsi coming to a town near you…. maybe

AnnArbor.com has a piece by Tom Perkins today on Sandee, Bill and Andy French and their plans to franchise the popular Depot Town restaurant Aubree’s. I’d known that they had aspirations in this direction for a while now, but I had no idea how serious they were about it. According to the article, they even […]

Posted in Food, Mark's Life, Ypsilanti | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

How the Michigan smoking ban is likely to impact Ypsi bars

A few days ago, when the Michigan House of Representatives voted to outlaw smoking in Michigan bars and restaurants, I sent a note out to a few of our local Ypsi bar owners, asking whether or not they felt that the legislation would negatively impact their businesses. I was expecting that at least a few […]

Posted in Food, Locally Owned Business, Michigan, Ypsilanti | Also tagged , , , , , , | 85 Comments


Tonight’s open thread is brought to you by the awesome pizza at Aubree’s… So, America, what’s on your mind?

Posted in Coupon, Food, Locally Owned Business | Also tagged , , , | 217 Comments

Coon meat and Faygo – Dinner in the D

The Detroit News has an interesting little feature today on a Detroiter named Glemie Dean Beasley, who supplements his Social Security income by catching urban raccoons, slaughtering them, and selling their meat to neighbors. Beasley, who calls himself the Coon Man, says the carcasses can got for as much as $12, and can serve four […]

Posted in Food, Media, Michigan, Sustainability, Ypsilanti | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 46 Comments


BUY LOCAL... or shop at Amazon through this link Banner Initiative Frankenstein Flower Header