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In several recent discussions about downtown, “those in the know” have commented about the closing of seven downtown businesses. While some of these, like Ehnis & Sons, Afterwords, and John Leidy (East) involved long-time businesses, others were much newer. The Sunday Ann Arbor News ran an article enumerating the seven (which turned out all to be in the Main Street area). Below is their list and a few others from other areas downtown. On a positive note, several new businesses are also opening at roughly the same time and demand for street level retail space seems to remain high.
The reasons for closing are numerous. Reduced foot traffic and changing buying patterns seemed to be the two most often mentioned.
Closing or closed:
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