The MilkShake Factory To Open Off S. Maple Road


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🍦 New Milkshake Spot: The MilkShake Factory, a Pittsburgh-based ice cream shop, is opening a new location at 326 S. Maple Road this July. The MilkShake Factory will serve unique, high-quality chocolates and milkshakes made from homemade ice cream, syrups, and whipped cream. Named the #2 Top Emerging Franchise Brand of 2023, Ann Arbor will be the business’ third franchise. The Ann Arbor location will be owned and operated by Dan Reese, an Ann Arbor resident and the President of Milkshake Factory.


〽️ Debate Champs: After finishing in 2nd place seven times in the past 121 years, the University of Michigan debate team has won its first national championship. With a 5-0 victory over the University of Kansas, debaters Kelly Phil and Bennett Dombcik won the elusive title. “We are thrilled to follow in the footsteps of the football team’s recent national championship and bring the Larmon Trophy to Ann Arbor for the first time,” said coach Aaron Kall. This rules - give ‘em a parade!


👖 NuuYuu Collective: A new consignment shop has opened on the second floor of the Kerrytown Market and Shops. NuuYuu Collective is a used clothing store where locals can rent a $35 booth to display and sell their clothes for the week. At the end of the week, sellers pick up any clothes that weren’t sold and collect 65% of the sales from clothes that did sell. NuuYuu’s website, Instagram, and TikTok.


🏈 Harbaugh Watch: He may no longer be our coach, but he’s too entertaining not to report on. Two new Jim Harbaugh videos worth watching:



🏈 NFL Draft 2024: This Thursday through Saturday, Detroit will host the 2024 NFL Draft. Here’s a list of things to know:


🚪 Revolving Door Legislation: A new bill in the Michigan House would create a one-year waiting period before public officials can become lobbyists (it’s not uncommon for state officials to become lobbyists just days after leaving office). The one-year “cooling-off” proposal is part of a broader ethics reform package in the House designed to enhance public trust by reducing potential political conflicts of interest. If signed into law, Michigan would join dozens of other states in implementing “revolving door” legislation.


📉 State Recidivism: At 22.7%, Michigan’s recidivism rate (the percent of people who return to prison within three years of being released) is the second-lowest in state history. The Michigan Department of Corrections credits this success to new programs that emphasize coaching over mere supervision. The current rate (22.7%) is more than 2x lower than it was in 1998 (45.7%) and almost 3x lower than the current national average (62%).


🪲 Cicada Bliss: While the rest of the Midwest prepares for a summer with “trillions” of emerging cicadas, most of Michigan will be spared. Except for a few SW counties that border Indiana, neither the Brood XIII or the Brood XIX cicadas should be present in the mitten.


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That's all for now! Have a great week in Tree Town!
- Andrew

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P. P. S. - A cool drone video of the last steel beam of Hudson’s, Michigan’s 2nd tallest building, being put in place

P. P. P. S. - Iggy’s Eggies, the breakfast spot moving into the old Salad’s Up location (611 E. Liberty), posted a few construction progress pictures