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Living off-grid, hair care product entrepreneurship, and the Yellow Rail Family …on this weekend’s Saturday Six Pack

I’m not sure why the folks in the AM 1700 design department decided to go with a Warriors theme this week. [I’ve been instructed by station management that I’m not allowed to communicate with them any more.] Maybe it’s because the old gang from 1979 just reunited for one last subway ride to Coney Island, […]

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Raja Rani to close its doors at the end of the month as a result of rising rents in Ann Arbor

At the risk of further infuriating those who see these reports of mine about long-time downtown Ann Arbor businesses going belly-up as “tired tirades,” I feel compelled to share that yet another Ann Arbor staple will soon be closing its doors as a result of rising downtown rents. According to my source, the owners of […]

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Bee Roll on wanting to grow Beezy’s and how you can help

Bee Roll opened Beezy’s, her “simple, honest” restaurant in downtown Ypsilanti, on November 8, 2008. Over the past six years, quite a bit has changed. Beezy’s has become a vital anchor in downtown Ypsilanti. Among other things, it’s a place for people to meet over great food, a safe environment for kids to study in […]

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Ypsi Immigration Interview: Rob Noonan

I was contacted a few days ago by a recent immigrant to Ypsilanti by the name of Rob Noonan. Rob and his wife, Rose, just moved here from Australia to open a traditional Chinese medicine clinic… Here’s Rob’s official immigration interview. MARK: Why Ypsi of all places? We don’t get a lot of immigrants from […]

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Is the Bank of Ann Arbor’s “non-local banker campaign” a hypocritical, pointelss mess of faux-localism?

For the past few months, those of us who live in and around Ann Arbor have been subjected to a relentlessly pervasive advertising campaign featuring a balding, sunken-chested, Clearasil-colored cartoon banker with an often furrowed brow, and standard issue “nerd” glasses. He started showing up on billboards a little over a month ago. At first, […]

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