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Is it time for Deja Vu to go?

Apparently no photographic proof exists, but an acquaintance of mine was issued a written warning by Ypsilanti police yesterday after writing “Ypsilanti respects women” and “Ypsilanti doesn’t need a strip club” in liquid chalk on the facade of our local all-nude strip joint, Deja Vu. (See his written warning from the officer below.) He and […]

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A Question for the People of Ypsilanti… “What’s up with the Miracle Center?”

Quite often, when I’m interviewing new Ypsilantians for the Ypsi Immigration Interview series, I ask if there are things that they have questions about that the readers of this site might be able to help with, any weird little things that they’ve encountered in town that just don’t make sense, like why the handle on […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Johnny Lupinacci

A few weeks ago, shortly after earning earning his PhD from Eastern Michigan University, local Ypsilanti activist John Lupinacci packed up all his belongings and headed west to begin his new life as a academic. Fortunately, though, I was able to track him down and force him to submit to an exit interview… Here are […]

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Ypsi’s summer snowbanks and the trickery of Hollywood exposed

I took Clementine to look around in front of the local all-nude strip club this afternoon, where our friends from Hollywood will be shooting their big winter street scene tomorrow. She was amazed by how fake the “snow” was that they’d put out. Basically, it was just a bunch of tiny styrofoam balls, swept up […]

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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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