For a downtown to remain vibrant and relevant there must, inevitably, be turn over. Old business models fade, new ones emerge. Ann Arbor's downtown is not immune. Along with seismic shifts in the state, national, and global economy there are local impacts. How a community accommodates the preferences and practices of the next generation is important.
With that in mind, Concentrate has invited a group of ambitious young entrepreneurs to chat about why they've decided to set up shop in or near downtown Ann Arbor. They'll talk about both the challenges and opportunities of doing business here, what they'd like to see more (or less) of, and what they're hearing from their peers.
We're hoping to encourage a discussion about where our community is headed next and the best way to get there.
Our guests will include:
Lisa Waud - Pot And Box
Sava Lelcaj - Sava's Restaurant, Babo Market
Eric Farrell - The Bar at Braun Ct
Curtis Sullivan - Vault Of Midnight
Moderator: John Petz
WHEN : Thursday, January 31, 5:00-7:00pm
WHERE: The Bar at Braun Court (327 Braun Ct, Ann Arbor - across from Kerrytown)
WHO: The event is free and open to Concentrate's readers, but seating is limited so RSVP below.
Doors open at 5pm. Beverages will be provided and the speaker program will begin at 5:15pm.
Conversation and networking is welcome afterward..