Tag Archives: Dave Curtis

Bona Sera to relaunch later today with booze

Our friends at Bona Sera Cafe, as you may have noticed, have been closed for the past few days. I’m told there’s no reason for concern, though. It’s not like that time, a few years back, when Dave Curtis closed up his businesses along Washington Street, and snuck out of town under cover of darkness. […]

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A new nightclub may be opening soon in Ypsi’s Kresge building

According to the folks at AnnArbor.com, there may soon be a new bar in the old Kresge building, at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Washington Street. It seems as though the owner of a bar called US-12 in Wayne has paid Karen and Eric Maurer to hold the property for 60 days, while he […]

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Bank places Dave Curtis’s entertainment district up for sale

It’s being reported tonight that the Washington Street buildings owned by Dave Curtis – the ones housing his bars, the Savoy and Pub 13 – are up for sale. The following clip comes from AnnArbor.com: The recent closings of two downtown Ypsilanti bars took a permanent turn this week after the lender listed both the […]

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The closing of the Savoy, and the launch of Woodruff’s

As most of you know by now, the Savoy – the Washington Street club managed by Andy “tight pants” Garris – has closed its doors. As I understand it, there were a number of issues, but, in the end, it was the building owner’s non-payment of electrical bills that did them in. But, downtown’s loss […]

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Stompin’ at the Savoy

I was just reading, about a week ago, that Ypsilanti’s Club Divine, was one of the area’s most successful bars, at least based upon wholesale liquor purchases. The local dance club was number six on the list, with $134,079 in ’09 liquor purchases, based on data released by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. The thing […]

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