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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.
Concentrate Speaker Event: Downtown Ann Arbor's New Entrepreneurs
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Change is inevitable. Slowly but surely Ann Arbor's downtown is reflecting that fact as old businesses fade away and new businesses move in.
January speaker event looks at downtown's next generation of entrepreneur - who they are, the challenges they face, the experiences they've had, and the things they'd like to see in our community. Join us for a spirited conversation at The Bar At Braun Ct.
for happy hour. Sign up now, space is limited!
Kahootz Toys Is Hard At Play
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Maybe they learned it from playing games. After the four partners who owned toy company Giddy Up sold their business in 2011 they had to decide what to do next. So, they moved their pieces back to start and launched another toy company - Kahootz. First on the agenda? Introducing a new generation to a classic favorite: Spirograph.
Photo Essay: 'Tis The Season For Indie Art Fairs
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Ann Arbor Art Fairs inspired The Shadow Art Fair. The Shadow Art Fair begat The Krampus Ball. And so it goes, on and on, one artistic endeavor fueling the next.
ace photographer Doug Coombe introduces you to the crafty folks who populate winter's ever-growing indie art fair scene.
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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