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Ann Arbor Art Fair
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The 59th Ann Arbor Art Fair opens to the public on Thursday, and the annual event has a mixed impact on the local business community.


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The Ypsilanti Township corridors of Michigan Avenue and Ecorse Road has been struggling to keep local businesses up and running.  Now, the township has pledged to revitalize the areas.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Brianna Kelly talk to Clyde and Brandan Montgomery, co-owners of C&B Mortgage Solutions, and Khadija Wallace, who runs Joyful Treats Catering, about the revitalization effort.


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Ann Arbor businesses can tap into a new city fund to cover upfront costs for energy efficiency upgrades.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ann Arbor Pace Program

City Approves Sidetrack Tax Abatement

Jan 23, 2013

Ypsilanti's city council has approved a tax break to help with renovation and expansion of the Sidetrack Bar and Grill in Depot Town.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles. 

The final numbers won't be in for a couple of weeks, but local businesses appear to have done well in 2012.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.