1. By George Hammond
    March 1, 2011 at 11:25 am | permalink

    I hope they do better than than American Spoon did.

  2. By DrData
    March 1, 2011 at 12:56 pm | permalink

    Years ago, I think Saturday Night Live had a spoof on a scotch tape store. Actually, I wouldn’t mind a vacuum cleaner bag & belt/every possible kind of battery store.

    I guess that’s sort of what the internet is. I ordered a cell phone charger for my old out of production cell phone from some outfit in Hong Kong. I was only charged $2, but shipping was $20, so I ordered one for the house, office, and travel bag.

  3. By Rod Johnson
    March 2, 2011 at 11:15 pm | permalink

    “Scotch Boutique!”

  4. By Dan Ezekiel
    March 3, 2011 at 6:30 am | permalink

    I’m so pleased to hear that Cherry Republic is coming to Ann Arbor. I’ve known this business for years in GLEN Arbor (up north, in Leelanau County). Their many Michigan cherry products are out of this world. Their cherry pie is the best pie I have ever tasted. It is going to be dangerous for me to have more frequent access to that pie!

    CR was started by Bob Sutherland, an Ari-like guy, who had a vision of a socially-responsible store, specializing in products made from local cherries, as a way to help preserve cherry orchards. The business has grown and includes wine, candy, and cherry-themed clothing. They buy many tons of local cherries yearly, donate to land-preservation causes, and generally create a positive, fun place to eat and enjoy one of our state’s premier products. Welcome to A2, Cherry Republic.

  5. By Tom Whitaker
    March 3, 2011 at 9:01 am | permalink

    Cherry Republic is a great Michigan success story and the owners give back to the community in spades. The comparison to Zingerman’s is a good one.

    I’m personally familiar with Cherry Republic’s support of Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear, a non-profit organization that I volunteer for. PHSB partners with Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to preserve, restore, and interpret the cultural resources within the park. Last summer, volunteers completed the restoration of the porch of the Katie Shepherd Hotel on North Manitou Island, thanks in large part to a donation for materials from Cherry Republic.

    And yes, their products are delicious. Welcome to Ann Arbor!