Main Street http://wemu.org en After the Snow, Quiet Afternoon in Ann Arbor http://wemu.org/post/after-snow-quiet-afternoon-ann-arbor <p>Downtown Ann Arbor is now basked in sunshine, and the sidewalks are cleared, but that doesn’t mean people are venturing out just yet.&nbsp; Main Street remains a little quieter than normal Wednesday afternoon, following another snowstorm. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:53:11 +0000 Andrew Cluley 42748 at http://wemu.org After the Snow, Quiet Afternoon in Ann Arbor A Fire in Downtown Ann Arbor Closes a Portion of Main Street http://wemu.org/post/fire-downtown-ann-arbor-closes-portion-main-street <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;"><strong>Update 12:05 pm:</strong>&nbsp; 10 hours and counting. That's how long firefighters have been combating the downtown blaze at Happy's Pizza, starting shortly before 2 am this morning. The fire is still burning at this hour. As a result, </span><strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">Main Street from Packard to Hoover in Ann Arbor is closed due to the fire</span></strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 1.5;">The building is said to be a a total loss. So far, no injuries have been reported.</span></p><p><font color="#333333" face="Helvetica Neue, Arial, sans-serif" size="2"><span style="line-height: 22.22222328186035px;">An eye witness view of the scene is available here:</span></font></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><font color="#333333" face="Helvetica Neue, Arial, sans-serif" size="2">Happys Pizza burns down on a frosty morning in Ann Arbor <a href="http://t.co/iPGBiHeRei">pic.twitter.com/iPGBiHeRei</a></font></p><font color="#333333" face="Helvetica Neue, Arial, sans-serif" size="2">— RoosRoast Coffee (@roosroast) <a href="https://twitter.com/roosroast/statuses/420556102565380096">January 7, 2014</a></font></blockquote><p><font color="#333333" face="Helvetica Neue, Arial, sans-serif" size="2"><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 13:15:11 +0000 editor 39905 at http://wemu.org A Fire in Downtown Ann Arbor Closes a Portion of Main Street A2 DDA to Fund All Main Street Lightpole Replacements http://wemu.org/post/a2-dda-fund-all-main-street-lightpole-replacements <p>Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority has resolved a dispute with City Council on the replacement of lighpoles along Main Street by agreeing to fund the entire project.&nbsp; During the budget approval process in May City Council tweaked the DDA budget, leaving the city responsible for about $280,000 of the $580,000 cost to replace the poles that are rusting out at the base.&nbsp; In October however City Council failed to approve funding for their portion of the project.&nbsp;</p><p>DDA Board Chair Sandi Smith says this work is too important not to be completed.&nbsp; Smith says the additional funds will come from money leftover from a more than decade old State Street Improvements project, and next fiscal year's budget.&nbsp; She says based on how long the entire lightpole replacement project will take having the funds split between two budget years won't be a problem.</p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:38:26 +0000 Andrew Cluley 38633 at http://wemu.org A2 DDA to Fund All Main Street Lightpole Replacements Extra Security At U-M Football Games Includes Closing Part of Main Street http://wemu.org/post/extra-security-u-m-football-games-includes-closing-part-main-street <p>A portion of Main Street next to Michigan Stadium will be closed before and during all U of M football games this fall.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, Ann Arbor City Council last night approved the closures, citing a need for security upgrades.</p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 13:17:39 +0000 Andrew Cluley 33387 at http://wemu.org Extra Security At U-M Football Games Includes Closing Part of Main Street Ann Arbor DDA Commits to Streetlights but wavers on Funding Beat Cops http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-dda-commits-streetlights-wavers-funding-beat-cops <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority has formally responded to one the funding requests that comes from the City of Ann Arbor.&nbsp; As&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WEMU's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Andrew&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cluley</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;reports, it also put off a decision on another request for money.</span></p><p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 11:12:51 +0000 Andrew Cluley 31707 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor DDA Commits to Streetlights but wavers on Funding Beat Cops 13th Annual Mayors Green Fair in Ann Arbor http://wemu.org/post/13th-annual-mayors-green-fair-ann-arbor <p>The latest innovations in "green" products will take over Ann Arbor's Main Street tonight. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the 13th annual event runs from six to nine tonight.</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:36:41 +0000 Andrew Cluley 30852 at http://wemu.org