Ann Arbor's Moosejaw To Permanently Close

On Wednesday, Moosejaw’s downtown location (327 S Main Street) will close. The move comes after Dick’s Sporting Goods acquired Moosejaw in 2023 (from Walmart who acquired them in 2017).


Morning, Ann Arbor! Last night, the Lions beat the Rams 24-23 to win their first playoff game in 32 years. It’s only January 15th but it’s already been a great year for football in the mitten.


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🫎 Moosejaw to Close: On Wednesday, Moosejaw’s downtown location (327 S Main Street) will close. The move comes after Dick’s Sporting Goods acquired Moosejaw in 2023 (from Walmart which acquired them in 2017). Dick’s plans to shut down 11 of Moosejaw’s 14 locations as they merge the brand with their Public Lands outdoor specialty store. Moosejaw products will continue to be available for purchase online.

🍕 Restaurant Week: Foodies rejoice - Ann Arbor’s Restaurant Week begins this Sunday. For any first-timers, Restaurant Week is an annual celebration of local food. Dozens of restaurants participate by offering special, discounted meals for dine-in or carry-out patrons. Here’s a list of participating restaurants.

🍗 Raising Cane’s Rumor: In a joint Instagram post with Michigan running back, Donovan Edwards, Raising Cane’s commented that they’d be opening a store in Ann Arbor in 2025. Is this a soft launch or just a rogue marketing intern with access to their Instagram? I have no clue, but that’s what makes it fun.

🏈 National Champs: As every Michigander knows, on Monday night, Michigan beat Washington to claim their 12th National Championship. A few adjacent stories to know:



🗳️ Michigan’s Senate Race: After longstanding U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) announced she would not be seeking re-election in November, the race to fill Michigan’s open Senate seat is heating up. According to a survey commissioned by MIRS and the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance, Democrats are heavily backing U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin while Republicans remain largely undecided.

Democrat front runners:

  • 65% - U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin

  • 26% - Undecided or other

  • 7% - Actor Hill Harper

  • 2% - Former Michigan Rep. Leslie Love

Republican front runners:

  • 36% - Undecided or other

  • 33% - Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig

  • 20% - U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers

  • 11% - Former U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer

📡 Michigan Public: The state’s largest NPR news outlet, Michigan Radio, has formally rebranded to Michigan Public. Effective January 10, the news outlet rebranded to better reflect the station’s digital expansion beyond traditional radio. While the name and logo are changing, the station's programming and commitment to providing free, quality news content remain the same.

🏕️ Campsite Bookings: Michigan’s state park campsite reservations are filling up quickly - 35% of sites are already booked through July and popular parks like Ludington State Park are already 80% reserved. Hyperlinking Michigan’s state park reservation site here.


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2655 Bellwood Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

2 Bed | 1 Bath | 667 Sqft | $330,000

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4 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,482 Sqft | $500,000


Humane Society of Huron Valley

Dustin | 10 months | Terrier/Pit Bull

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Valentine | 1 year, 4 months | Domestic Shorthair
That's all for now! Have a great week in Tree Town!
- Andrew

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