New Kids on the (Business) Block: July 2018

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Dancing into Ypsi

There is a new dance supply store in Washtenaw County. VEdance has opened its first brick and mortar store location in Ypsilanti, offering a variety of clothing and shoes for jazz, ballet, tap, and ballroom dance for both adults and children, the new store will feature something for every dancer and even includes a tiny tot room complete with children’s dancewares and toys to keep children entertained while parents shop. VEdance has deep Ann Arbor roots: it was founded here in 2007 by members of the University of Michigan’s Ballroom Dance team.

VEdance | 741 Emerick St. | Ypsilanti
Weekdays 1pm-7pm | Weekends 11am-6pm
877-483-3262 |

Lookin good

Warby Parker, the famed online purveyor of stylish glasses frames and lenses, plans to open its third Michigan location in downtown Ann Arbor this summer. The industry disrupter offers low-cost and trendy frames for men and women starting at just $95. The new location will take over the space on Main Street formerly occupied by the Life is Good store.

304 S. Main St.

Pulling up the drawbridge

Housed in a castle-like building near Michigan Medicine’s hospital complex on Maiden Lane and Broadway Street, Once Upon a Childhood Child Development Center and Preschool has closed suddenly. Attempts to reach the owner for comment have been unsuccessful.