Tag Archives: retail in Ypsilanti

Ypsi Immigration Interview: Alexandra Sarkozy

A former Ypsilanti resident, who, the last I heard, had gotten married and run off to become a farmer in Hawaii, sent me a short, cryptic message a few weeks back, suggesting that I look up a friend of his who just moved to Ypsilanti, and interview her as part of our Ypsi Immigration Interview […]

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According to a source, I was right about 7-Eleven and Starbucks considering Ypsi

Remember how, a couple of days ago, when talking about the new retail development taking shape on Cross Street, right across from Eastern Michigan University, I said that I thought that it was likely the developer, O’Neal Construction, was already in negotiations with Starbucks and 7-Eleven? Well, if I’m to believe this email that I […]

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The future of Cross Street

AnnArbor.com has a story today about O’Neal Construction buying up the block of Cross Street that used to house Ted’s Campus Drugs and our local art supply store, Art Attack. Judging from the comments following the article, I’d say that people are happy to see the project in the hands of O’Neal, which was the […]

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The Thompson Block, and its effect on Depot Town retail

As you know, the historic Civil War barrack here in Ypsi, commonly referred to as the Thompson Block, was set ablaze almost three months ago, leaving towering walls of unsupported brick. The owner of the building, Stuart Beal, within a few days, erected an enormous scaffold around the structure in order to support it, effectively […]

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Joe Posch, owner of Detroit’s Hugh, on the realities of retail

A few days ago, the family and I ventured into Detroit, and, not only didn’t we die – we had a great time. And, while there, we dropped by our friend Joe Posch’s lovely new store, Hugh. What follows is a brief conversation between Joe and I on the idea behind the store, the challenges […]

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