Patrol car ambulance at the barber in Nickels Arcade. [photo]
Return of the Blimp. [photo]
Cyclist (Jeannine Palms) with campaign sign for Ward 3 council candidate Samuel McMullen affixed to bicycle. [photo]
The sidewalk on the south side of Washington between First and Ashley is finally open. No more detouring around the apartment building construction.
After a year, First Baptist Church finally has its new slate roof and copper cornices, gutters and downspouts completed. This 1880 building is the church’s third location since its founding in 1827. [photo]
Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority finds a solution all by itself. [Bus with ad wrap: "Solutions" on a tow truck.] [photo]
Table for 12? [Sign indicates: "Reserved Weber's Inn and Restaurant Shuttle Bus. Others will be towed."] [photo]
How do you get to the art fair?
(c) the Bentley?
Blank Slate Creamery features chalk-writeable surfaces on tables, walls and counters. Tic-tac-toe [photo] and “I have never been this happy” [photo]. Owner reported that part of the challenge to transitioning from small batch production to larger batches is getting the chemistry right in the recipe. More sugar in larger batches.
Campaign sign for Kathy White, a University of Michigan regent. Her current 8-year term ends this year, as does the term for Julia Darlow. [photo]
Woman walking down the street with a green fur tail, green fur leggings, green hair and cat ears – also green. [photo]
A Schlissel sighting! [new University of Michigan president] [photo]
Building deconstruction. [photo]
Jack’s Hardware sign warns locals that the art fairs “loom.”
Message on Blank Slate Creamery door indicates reopening on July 15. [photo]
Visually-impaired pedestrian with guide dog walking into one of a series of sandbag-anchored construction signs blocking sidewalk on east side of street.
Met Laura of Argus Farm Stop, who was in the middle of coloring in the sandwich board sign outside the shop. [photo] Preparation continues for the opening in August. Inventory will include meat, eggs, and locally roasted coffee. Corn “hair” on the roof has not yet tasseled out.
Ann Arbor Railroad ties piled high and smelling of tar. [photo]
Street sign missing. [photo]
Blank Slate is closed because they have run out of ice cream (wiped clean) and are “furiously working to make more.” Store will reopen in a few days. They thank their customers for their support.
The sudden downpour has not stopped the slackliners. [photo]
Grand opening ceremony at Ann Arbor Transportation Authority’s downtown Blake Transit Center. [.gif animation of bus breaking ribbon]
The fix is in. Sidewalk being built on the west side of Newport, creating a safe walkway for kids from the Riverwood and Newport Creek subdivisions to Wines Elementary and Forsythe Middle School. [photo]
Approximately 60-70 people lined up for service at noon at Blank Slate Creamery’s opening day beginning 11:30 a.m. Only 3 cars in the parking lot speaks well for local interest. I didn’t wait.