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Sweetwaters to close, Amazon building facility and other Washtenaw County business news



Sweetwaters to close, Amazon building facility and other Washtenaw County business news

WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI – Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea is ending its 10-year run on East Liberty Street in Ann Arbor while a new ice cream shop recently got its start in Ypsilanti.

Here is a roundup of this and other recent Washtenaw County business news you may have missed.

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea to close

The Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea location at 604 E. Liberty St. is set to close June 23 after spending about a decade in the space. In a statement, cafe owner and franchisee Shelia Qin Li said the reason is because her lease is expiring.

Read the full story here.

Amazon to start construction on ‘last mile’ facility near Ann Arbor

Online retail giant Amazon still has plans to build a new facility in Pittsfield Township after years of conversation.

Spokesperson Steve Kelly confirmed construction is slated to begin this summer on the facility at 4700 Carpenter Road. However, a time frame for when it will open has not yet been determined.

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New executive chef, partner joins The Dixboro Project near Ann Arbor

A new face is now helping run The Dixboro Project near Ann Arbor.

Chef Garrett Lipar joined owner and long-time Ann Arbor restauranter Sava Farah at the beginning of April to help run the multi-concept historic restaurant complex at 5400 Plymouth Road as executive chef and partner.

Read the full story here.

Loaded milkshakes among sweet treats at new Ypsilanti ice-cream shop

Candy Coated Creamery ice cream shop had its soft opening at 1076 N. Huron River Drive in Ypsilanti during the Memorial Day weekend.

It serves loaded shakes with bright colors and sweet treats.

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Carlyle Grill has brought American comfort food to the Ann Arbor area for 18 years

Ann Arbor restaurateur John Roumanis opened Carlyle Grill in 2006, after the opening of his other restaurant, Mediterrano in 1995. Since then, it has become known for a menu full of American comfort food.

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Miny’s Mexican Restaurant is expanding to Ann Arbor for its second location

Ann Arbor will soon get a taste of authentic Mexican food as a local restaurant expands to its second location.

Owners of Miny’s Mexican Restaurant, now operating in Ypsilanti Township, aim to open in August at 1141 Broadway St. in Ann Arbor’s Broadway Retail Center.

Read the full story here.

Q Bakehouse & Market temporarily closes its storefront in Ann Arbor

Q Bakehouse & Market on Ann Arbor’s westside has temporarily closed its storefront after learning its certificate of occupancy does not include use of its retail space.

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The Session Room is now Arbor Brewing Company’s newest location

Arbor Brewing Company’s legacy in the Ann Arbor area is continuing as it takes over The Session Room on Jackson Road.

The restaurant reopened as Arbor Brewing Company Session Room on June 4, but customers can expect the same dining experience, menu and existing staff, said Mike Collins, co-owner of the business.

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New business brings authentic acai bowls to downtown Ann Arbor

Lucas and Jamille Chamon’s craving for authentic açaí bowls was so strong the couple decided to open a business in downtown Ann Arbor.

The husband-and-wife team started Samba Bowls at 113 W. Washington St. in the building that held longstanding Vogel’s Lock and Safe before it closed in March 2018.

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Chelsea Burger’s building is for lease following restaurant’s two-year hiatus

Chelsea Burger’s building is for lease after sitting empty in downtown Chelsea for two years.

Chelsea Burger opened for to-go orders in December 2020 and for dine-in services in March 2021 after Raunaq Savur and Paul Fredenberg decided to bring the concept to 110 W. Middle St.

Read the full story here.

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