New Kids on the (Business) Block: June 2018

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A new space to tinker with tech

Ypsilanti’s new makerspace, TinkerTech, is dedicated to tinkering with electronics. Located in the heart of downtown Ypsilanti, the electronics makerspace will include a retail shop for purchasing electronic components, a place for non-techies to be “electronically educated”, and a place for pros to share knowledge and learn new skills. Offering week long summer camps as well as parent-child workshops, classes will cover topics like learning to solder, 3D printing, and laser cutting. Contact with questions.

TinkerTech | 216 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti
734-707-8019 |

This truck shimmies to Plymouth

The beloved seafoam green truck seen at local food truck roundups is getting a brick and mortar home. Shimmy Shack will be serving its delicious vegan and gluten-free comfort food in Plymouth near the intersection of Ann Arbor and Haggerty Roads. Owner Debra Levantrosser says the new space will be a fast food concept with counter service, dine-in seating, and a 1950s vibe. The Veg-American restaurant has a planned opening date of August 1.

Shimmy Shack | 1440 Sheldon Rd, Plymouth
732-754-3501 |

Better health adds a cafe

Novi-based Better Health Market has moved from their Stadium Boulevard location and added a cafe. The new Better Health Market and Cafe is now located on Washtenaw, across, from Arborland, featuring a cafe and expanded grocery selection in a much larger space. The new location also adds a bakery counter and prepared foods section.

Better Health Market and Cafe | 3500 Washtenaw Ave

8am-9pm Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm Saturday, and 10am-7pm Sunday
734-975-6613 |