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Milk & Froth, a Craft Ice Cream Shop, Opens On Ann Arbor's Main Street

Monday, November 20: Milk and Froth to open at old Prickly Pear location (328 S Main St.), 17-story building proposed, hundreds of pro-Palestine protesters, and October's state housing market


Morning, Ann Arbor! And happy Thanksgiving week! I hope your Thursday is full of turkey, naps on the couch, and a Lions win.


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Apple Maps | Milk and Froth

🍦 Main Street Ice Cream: Milk and Froth, a Detroit-based ice cream shop, has opened a new location at 328 S. Main Street (the old Prickly Pear location). Known for its craft ice cream made from scratch, Milk & Froth has grown from a Detroit ice cream truck business in 2018 to a regional ice cream wholesaler with two brick-and-mortar locations. The downtown Ann Arbor location will be open year-round.

🕹 The Future of Pinball Pete’s: A developer has proposed replacing the South University Galleria Shopping Center (1214 S University Ave) with a 17-story mixed-use building. The new building would house 211 apartments above 2,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. If the project were to move forward, the future of Pinball Pete’s, Starbucks, Pancheros, and other current Galleria tenants would be up in the air.

🇵🇸 Pro-Palestine Protesters: On Friday, a pro-Palestine rally on the diag ended with hundreds of supporters gaining access to U of M’s Ruthven Administration Building demanding a meeting with the university president. The demonstrators, made up of various campus organizations and community members, are calling on U of M to divest from Israel. Multiple police units were deployed to the scene. By 10:30 PM, the sit-in was cleared and 40 citations were issued to protestors who refused to leave.

🔋 Public EV Chargers: Last week, Ann Arbor unveiled its first public curbside EV charger. As over half of the city’s residents are renters (54%) and are therefore unable to install private chargers at their homes, the city has opted to install public EV chargers on utility poles. EV owners can find the location of utility pole chargers through the Flo or ChargerPoint apps.

🏈 Michigan Football Tracker: Week 12 of 13

  • Current Record: 11-0

  • Current Rank: #3 in the country

  • Last Saturday: Michigan beat Maryland 31-24.

  • This Saturday: Michigan plays #1 Ohio State (11-0) at home. The Wolverines are 4-point favorites.


Michigan State Police

🚅 Amtrak Crash: The Wolverine, an Amtrak train that travels between Detroit and Chicago (with a stop in Ann Arbor), collided with a truck on the tracks in New Buffalo, Michigan on Thursday night. The truck was unoccupied and caught fire upon impact. Approximately 200 passengers were on board, with about 10 sustaining minor injuries.

🩺 Physician-Assisted Death Legislature: Michigan Senate Democrats have introduced bills to legalize physician-assisted death for terminally ill patients. Under the newly proposed legislature, mentally competent patients with less than six months to live could request life-ending medication. If adopted, Michigan would be the 11th state in the country to sign such a bill into law.

🏡 October’s Housing Market: RealComp, a Michigan real estate data company, released a report on the state’s housing market. Last month’s year-over-year (YoY) highlights:

  • Median Sale Price:

    • Michigan: +6.4% YoY ($250,000)

    • Washtenaw: +7.0% YoY ($363,830)

  • On-Market Listings:

    • Michigan: -12.6% YoY

    • Washtenaw: -24.0% YoY

  • Avg Days on Market:

    • Michigan: -3.1% YoY (32 to 31)

    • Washtenaw: -21.9% YoY (32 to 25)

  • Closed Sales:

    • Michigan: -7.4% YoY (8,999)

    • Washtenaw: +0.3% YoY (305)


1800 Orchard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

2 Bed | 1 Bath | 1,024 Sqft | $400,000

1130 Arella Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,654 Sqft | $459,900

506 Maple Ridge St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,584 Sqft | $525,000


Humane Society of Huron Valley

Macy | 1 year | Terrier, Pit Bull

Humane Society of Huron Valley

Tostito | 3 months | Domestic Shorthair
That's all for now! Have a great week in Tree Town!
- Andrew

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P. P. S. - Michiganders are buckling up in cars 0.5% less (from 92.9% of the time in 2019 to 92.4% in 2023).

P. P. P. S - Michigan running back Blake Corum gave out 600 turkeys in Ypsilanti yesterday.