Tag Archives: Erik Dotzauer

It’s about more than just painting houses. It’s about building community.

Remember how, a few days ago, I told you that a bunch of folks in Ypsi would be coming together to paint a house in Depot Town? Well, it happened today, and it was completely beautiful. Here, for those of you who missed it, are a few photos, followed by information on how you can […]

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Paint Ypsilanti

This Sunday, as part of the Paint Ypsilanti Project, a lot of folks are going to be at 306 East Cross Street, painting the house of my friend Caleb Brokaw, who passed away this past November. If you would like to join us, check Facebook for the details. And, if you’d like to know more […]

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AnnArbor.com covering Ypsi, like it or not

The person who covers Ypsi for AnnArbor.com is a guy by the name of Tom Perkins, and he’s been stirring up quite a bit of shit lately. In this past week, he’s broken stories on both the crumbling of Dave Curtis’s Washington Street empire and the decision by the Depot Town CDC to end their […]

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How much to charge the festivals that call Ypsilanti home

I wanted to make it out to tonight’s City Council meeting, as they’ll be considering a resolution (no. 2010-257) that could greatly impact the future of the Summer Beerfest, and the rest of the festivals that call Ypsi home, but it looks like I’m going to be stuck in the house tonight, parenting… Essentially, the […]

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Michigan Roots Jamboree, a preview

I had occasion last night to exchange a few emails with Erik Dotzauer, the Executive Director of the Depot Town CDC, on their upcoming event in Riverside Park. Here’s our very quick, three question interview. Mark: So, Erik, tell me about the upcoming Michigan Roots Jamboree and what you’ll be doing differently this year? Erik: […]

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