Pretzel Bell Receives Approval To Build Rooftop Deck


Morning, Ann Arbor! The Ann Arbor Summer Festival (A2SF) has released its 2024 movies by moonlight line-up. Plan your summer nights accordingly:

  • Tuesday, June 18: Napoleon Dynamite

  • Wednesday, June 19: The Color Purple

  • Thursday, June 20: Sing

  • Tuesday, June 25: Little Shop of Horrors

  • Wednesday, June 26: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

  • Thursday, June 27: Turning Red

  • Sunday, June 30: Barbie

If you’re new to town, expect to hear more about A2SF in the coming weeks/months. Long short short, Ann Arbor in the summer is lovely and full of free outdoor movies and concerts.


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🥨 More Rooftop Dining: The Historic District Commission unanimously approved Pretzel Bell’s request to build a rooftop deck. The rooftop deck will include dozens of tables, a kitchen/bar, bathrooms, and a 4’ deep planter with guardrails running the perimeter of the deck. Here’s a link to the 26-page proposal plan.


🍺 327 Braun: After 12.5 years in business, The Bar at 327 Braun Court announced their closing next month. In an Instagram post, owner Eric Farrell described how difficult the past 18 months have been and how it was time to move onto a new chapter - creating wholesale ice cream. The bar’s last day will be May 11.


🍊 New Grocery Store: Orange Market, a new Asian-style market, has opened on the ground floor of the Beekman on Broadway development. Located at 1118 Broadway Street, Orange Market offers a mix of Asian and American groceries, including fresh produce, frozen meals, and various household products.


🏃‍♂️ Local Runs: To all of the Strava power users out there, here are four upcoming local races:

  • Saturday, April 20: Melting Mittin Mini Marathon (2.62 miles) organized by Greater Ann Arbor Young Life

  • Sunday, April 21: Big House 5K organized by Michigan Athletic Department (currently full but still accepting waitlist spots)

  • Sunday, May 5: Burns Park Run (5K and 10K) organized by Burns Park Elementary PTO

  • Sunday, May 12: Time To Teal (5K) organized by the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance



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📈 Cannabis Industry Stays High: Michigan cannabis sales set a new record in March, reaching $288.8 million, a 10.6% increase from February and a 15.7% rise year-over-year. Adult-use cannabis sales dominated, totaling $258.9 million, up 19.6% from the previous year, while medical cannabis sales continued to decline, dropping to $2.1 million.


👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Proposed Family Tax Cuts: Michigan Future, a nonprofit think tank, has proposed a $1 billion "Working Parents Tax Cut" that would offer substantial tax credits to families with young children. The proposal includes a $5,000-per-child tax credit for children up to three years old and a $2,500 credit for children between three and six. According to polling data, 76% of Michigan residents support the proposal.


🏡 Wrong Peninsula: Mike Rogers, the former U.S. Rep. (R) running for Michigan’s open U.S. Senate seat, has been accused of campaigning as a Michigander, while living in Florida. In a tweet, a staffer for Elissa Slotkin, Roger’s Democrat rival, shared that Roger was still an active voter in Cape Coral, Florida. As of last week, Slotkin (D) has a 3.5% lead over Rogers (R) in the polls.



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

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