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Saline's Amped Up Alley
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Smart growth means employing new and innovative ideas about overlooked spaces. Consider the alley, an urban feature that conjures up all manner of unsavory images. Some communities have discovered that what was once reserved for dumpsters and smoke breaks may actually be an untapped downtown asset. Just ask Saline.
Washtenaw Avenue: The region's next best place to live?
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Suburban communities all around Michigan are struggling with outdated notions of development. Here, in the Ann Arbor area, you have only to look at pedestrian-unfriendly Washtenaw Ave to see the legacy of poor urban design. The ReImagine Washtenaw project hopes to correct that by creating a transit corridor where people will one day work, live and play.
Making a Big Difference with Brides' Big Day
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Weddings and cancer, they don't exactly sound like two life events that go together. And yet most people have been touched by both. So, how can someone's happiest day help ease the suffering of someone else's worst? The Brides Project boutique seeks to answer that very question.
Speaker Event: Doing Business in Downtown Ypsilanti
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Maybe you haven't noticed but more and more businesses have been moving into Ypsilanti, fueling a drive to revive the downtown as a vibrant commercial destination. So, how do things look at street level? To answer that question we've invited local business owners to talk about how they're doing and where things are going. Sign up now for this
Ann Arbor Booksellers Give Survival Tips to Downtown's Newest Addition
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Pundits have been ringing the death knell for independent bookstores for years. As we move into a digital future the printed word's demise is inevitable, they say. That hasn't stopped Hilary Lowe and Michael Gustafson's plans to open Literati Bookstore in downtown Ann Arbor.
Richard Retyi chats with some local veterans about how the duo can prove the naysayers wrong.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Is it worth paying a 6% sales tax to keep jobs in Michigan and build vibrant downtowns? Ingrid Ault, executive director of Think Local First, writes a series on how to not just talk local, but how to live local.
Doing Business in Downtown Ypsilanti
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Last week, at the
speaker event, blogger Mark Maynard interviewed a quartet of local business owners about the opportunities and challenges Ypsilanti's downtown offers them. From the impact of festivals to the need for space to claims that the city is easier to work with than Ann Arbor, the conversation took some surprising turns.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The \'aut Bar\ is Ann Arbor's gay and lesbian Grand Central, where you can do everything from brunch to raise a toast. It's hopping with straight folks too. This popular Ann Arbor hangout has even spawned a sister bookstore, cabaret, and gallery in its Kerrytown courtyard, earning it the moniker: the Queer Quad.
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