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Ann Arbor's proposed circulator bus service: What's next and why now?

A closer look at the possible return of a downtown "loop" service, the first of its kind in seven years.

U-M to open new cross-disciplinary school for sustainability

Tentatively scheduled to open next fall, the school would replace the School of Natural Resources and the Environment.

A closer look at the artists filling Ypsi's expanding Alloy Studios

The affordable studio space currently hosts 16 artists and five new ones are on the way.

Ceremonial demolition, public fundraising begin for State Theatre renovations

The Michigan Theater Foundation is turning to the public to raise the remaining $2.3 million of its $8.5 million theater overhaul.

Ypsi Amtrak station plan moves forward despite challenges

Plans for an Amtrak stop in Ypsilanti have been submitted to city council, but an effort to bring passenger rail service back to Depot Town still faces an uphill climb.

AAATA fires up FootballRide service, relaunches website

Special bus service to the Big House will return this Saturday and the transit provider's website will also sport a fresh look this week.

Ann Arbor Greenbelt Program celebrates 50th project, other milestones

The program closed on its 50th project in Webster Township, just after the 10th anniversary of its first project.

U-M's Stamps School announces new downtown gallery

The 8,000-square-foot gallery in McKinley Towne Centre will replace the Work and Slusser galleries.

Food Gatherers scores $200,000 grant for food prep program

A $200,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan will help make redistributed food more usable.

Beezy's Cafe plans new catering kitchen and banquet space

The popular Ypsilanti breakfast and lunch spot is expanding this fall, with a new production kitchen for catering and a banquet space for private events to open in a building across North Washington Street from the existing cafe.

Study to consider feasibility of Ann Arbor-Traverse City passenger rail

What would it take to get passenger rail service between Ann Arbor and Traverse City up and running, and how much use would it get? Those are a couple of the big questions a Traverse City advocacy group hopes to answer after a recently announced feasibility study is completed.

Pro-granny flats ordinance moves forward in Ann Arbor

An ordinance that would allow the addition of granny flats, technically known as accessory dwelling units, to single-family homes in the city of Ann Arbor has been recommended for approval by the city's Planning Commission

Michigan Union receives $85M in tender loving construction upgrades

The nearly 100-year-old Michigan Union is set to undergo $85 million in upgrades, the most extensive work done on the building since its construction.

State Theatre in line for $5M in upgrades this fall

The Michigan Theater Foundation has big plans for the State Theatre, and they start with a major renovation of the historic building early this fall.

McShane's Pub opens second location in Ypsilanti

Bob Roberts and Sean McShane liked going to a bar in Ypsilanti so much that they took it over and turned it into one of their own.
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