Tag Archives: pop-up retail

What would you want from an Ypsilanti vending machine?

My friend Dave, having a pretty good sense of what might interest me, just sent me the following image from a local free weekly in Portland about a vending machine that, starting tomorrow, will be used to distribute vegan fare from an organization called Meals for Heels, a startup that initially launched to deliver food […]

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Bee Roll shows off her new Beezy’s space, and talks about her plans to incubate and launch new companies

Several weeks ago I had Bee Roll, the owner of Ypsilanti’s Beezy’s cafe, on the radio with me to discuss her plans to expand into a second location. And, today, after eating lunch at her place, I asked Bee if she’d show me around the space, which is directly across the street from Beezy’s, and […]

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Ponyride… a home for social entrepreneurs sharing knowledge, resources and networks in Detroit’s Corktown

Opening the summer of 2011, Ponyride, a 30,000 square-foot warehouse in the Corktown area of Detroit, presently serves as home to 25 socially-conscious businesses, ranging from non-profits like Detroit Soup, to for-profit entrepreneurial ventures like Detroit Denim. Following is my conversation with Ponyride’s Executive Director Kate Bordine on how they made it happen, the power […]

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First Fridays Ypsilanti to grow with A2Awesome grant

Around the country, several communties have what are referred to as First Friday events, where, on the first Friday of each month, various venues coordinate new art installations and the like, encouraging people to come out, stroll between them, etc. Well, for the past several months, things have been ramping up locally, and, this past […]

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NEW IDEAS IN RETAIL: A clothing store for the “certified straight” of Arizona

And, yes, this post is in response to the bullshit legislation coming out of Arizona, which would allow business owners to deny service to those they suspect to be homosexual.

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