Summer and Fall on the U of M campus wouldn’t quite be the same without students and businessmen/women sitting with laptops in the park, reading, or sitting on a blanket with pets and friends. The Diag is friendly to all walks of life and careers, and for foot traffic or bicycles. Even on hot summer days you can always find the right amount of shade to open that book or sit and listen to a local musician strum their guitar by a tree.
Tianchu is located on E Williams St by the daig in downtown Ann Arbor. Tianchu is a casual place serving up Korean food, and is best for adults as kids are normally scared to try new things! They can’t take reservations or make deliveries, but you’re more than welcome to dine in for wait service or stop in to take-out. It’s probably not the hottest spot for those late nights, since it’s not quite ‘group’ friendly and don’t serve alcohol, but it is great for the lunch crowd stopping on their lunch hour.
Wondering where to get your shrunken heads or poodle art? Look no further! ACME is located on W Liberty in downtown Ann Arbor and is open 7 days a week! They have all your off the wall items- guitar shaped ice trays, flame embellished shower curtains, & an Andy Warhol nightlight.
They also have environmentally friendly and organic items! So hop on their website or just stop in.
Let’s face it, i can be hard to get around…especially as a student. Freshman year, your bike is probably your best friend. And where can you go to find the perfect bike or fix up the one you already have? Campus Student Bike Shop on Maynard in downtown is the place to go! It’s open year round, claims reasonable prices, & has been servicing downtown for over 40 years! CSBS even rents out bikes for the semester! Stop in or check out their website for hours, services,browse their merchandise, and learn about their alternative location on S. Forest.
Poshh is located on Liberty right before State St. and carries big designer names, and has everything from evening dresses to jeans and tees. Poshh prides itself on being different and setting the trendsetting bar high. If you’d love to shop here but dont trust yourself to put together a hot, trendy outfit, no worries- Poshh has personal shoppers- just go to their website and setup an appointment with one!
Grizzly Peak is located on Washington in downtown Ann Arbor and serves lunch and dinner menu options (appetizers, hearth baked pizzas, soups & salad, tons of sandwiches, and a few vegetarian options), plus beers and ales.
“The Den” opened in 2006 and stays open until 2am serving up drinks from the full (oak) bar, you can also enjoy the 6 giant screens broadcasting the latest in sports & news.
Although Bar Louie calls alot of places home, we have one right here in downtown Ann Arbor, on Liberty St. Here in A2 it’s open from 11am til 2am for lunch, dinner, and late dining. Perfect to head over for some post-game grub now that Football season is in gear.
Located in downtown Ann Arbor on Liberty St., is the A2 Bead Gallery. They offer classes on beads, metals, stones, wire, & glass. And for the experienced crafter they offer a plethera of various beads… seed beads, pendants, gemstones, gold & sterling silver, bone, wood, oriental, etc. beads. They also have work stations that allow you to work right there!
If Ann Arbor hasn’t made itself clear already as to how unique and fun it truly is, than right now its screaming at the top of its lungs, because we in downtown Ann Arbor have something that no other city does… FAIRY DOORS! To me, the idea of the fairy doors almost seems like something from the imagination of London or an area overwhelmed with history.
Its quite an interesting story behind how the fairy doors came to be and alot of fun to venture around the town looking for them. But if you dont have the time to stroll the streets of downtown, head to the website for a list of where you can find them. The door above is built-in to the main door to The Ark on Main St.
Mighty Good Coffee, located on Main St in downtown Ann Arbor, is the perfect place to pick up your custom roasted coffee beans… or save a trip by ordering a bag off their website– choose from whole bean, ground to drip, or ground for espresso. Mighty Good is concentrated on quality and freshness… any coffee drinker knows how important that is!