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One month from today, assuming you win the auction, you could be the proud owner of Ypsilanti’s Smith Furniture Building… If so, what’ll you do with it?

It looks as though Ypsi’s long neglected Smith Furniture Building (15 South Washington Street), after years of sitting idle in the hands of a local property speculator, may finally be coming back in play. After years of urging by the City, James Pate, the owner of the 25,000 square foot building, which was originally constructed […]

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Starting a fund to purchase urban farmland in Ypsilanti

I’m not suggesting that anyone run out and invest their hard-earned money in this, but our friend Amanda Edmonds, the executive director of the Ypsi-based not-for-profit Growing Hope has what I think is an intriguing idea. She wants to buy up cheap Ypsi land that’s being sold at auction, and repurpose it for urban agriculture. […]

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Ok, so here’s my obligatory post on the hipster grifter

Every once in a while, something wonderful happens that brings us together as a nation. A hot, blonde teacher beds a burnout eighth-grader in front of his buddies. A bug-eyed bride-to-be lies about being abducted in order to escape her impending wedding to some poor schlub. Or, a certifiably insane narcissist convinces a shady fertility […]

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