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Thompson & Co.

There’s a new restaurant in Ypsilanti located in a refurbished historic building in Depot Town on the site of the old Thompson Block building first built in 1869.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with the managing partner of the new restaurant called "Thompson and Co.," Disa Brown.


HOMES Brewery
HOMES Brewery / homesbrewery.com

HOMES Brewery in Ann Arbor was a labor of love for creator Tommy Kennedy. He makes and serves novel beers and Southeast Asian street food in the Jackson Avenue location and shares some exciting news in this conversation with WEMU's Lisa Barry.


734 Brewing Company

WEMU's Lisa Barry and "On the Ground-Ypsi" project manager Sarah Rigg talk with Ypsilanti Rotary Club president Taryn Willis about their efforts to diversify their membership and the many contributions they are making to the community.


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April 7 is National Beer Day.

The holiday is intended to commemorate the signing of a law in 1933 that took the first steps towards ending the prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the United States.

Violin Monster
Lisa Barry

He's been seen playing his violin around the streets of Ann Arbor for years, and now the "Violin Monster" is going national appearing on "America's Got Talent" on NBC.

I spoke with him about the experience and he shares what he hopes to gain from the national exposure...

Courtesy Arbor Brewing Company

A conversation with Jarett Diamond, Director of the Green Brewery Project.  


A local brewing company has teamed up with one from Belgium to create a pair of new brews that have American and European influences.   WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more on a special beer now brewing at Arbor Brewing Company's Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti.