Tag Archives: Ypsi Arbor Bowl

Good work, Township! You now look like every other chain-glutted strip mall wasteland in America.

I try not to rant too much here. Believe it or not, I restrain myself for the most part. I try, as best as I can, to limit my posts to subjects where I believe I have positive, constructive things to add. That’s not so much the case tonight, though. There’s nothing positive left to […]

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Update on the Ypsi-Arbor sign… There’s still time to save it, but does anyone care?

As I mentioned in my last post about the Ypsi-Arbor sign, I wrote to Washtenaw County Commissioner Wes Prater and asked him to intervene, stop the auction, and protect the historic sign. Well, I just received his response. Here it is, in its entirety. “I agree with most of your concerns. It would benefit the […]

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Is it still possible to save the Ypsi-Arbor sign, and should we try?

As readers of this site know, the giant “Ypsi-Arbor” sign, that has been standing watch over the demilitarized zone between our two cities since 1964, is up for sale. [For the background, I’d suggest that you read our previous discussions on the matter: Part 1, Part 2.] The good news is, nothing’s been finalized yet. […]

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Can we create a 20′ x 4′ historic district to protect the Ypsi-Arbor sign?

Well, it looks as though the auction for our beloved Ypsi-Arbor sign has now begun. The good news is, at least so far, no one has stepped forward to start the bidding… The minimum bid, as you can see in this screen capture, is $3,000. The folks at AnnArbor.com, though, are reporting that there is […]

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Who gets the Ypsi Arbor sign when the bowling alley folds?

It looks as though the Ypsi Arbor Bowl is closing in May, after more than 45 years in business. While it sucks that we’ll no longer have a local bowling alley, the thing that bothers me more is the thought that the iconic sign out in front of the building might no longer grace that […]

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