Business http://wemu.org en Michigan Bill Would Encourage "Main Street" Investment http://wemu.org/post/michigan-bill-would-encourage-main-street-investment <div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Michigan cities are getting behind legislation to create local stock exchanges allowing residents to invest in smaller businesses.</div><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:49:06 +0000 Associated Press 42567 at http://wemu.org Michigan Bill Would Encourage "Main Street" Investment Former Elbow Room Building Gets New Life http://wemu.org/post/former-elbow-room-building-gets-new-life <p>The former site of Ypsilanti's Elbow Room bar is being put back to use, with a Mexican restaurant moving into the South Washington Street building.&nbsp;</p><p>City Planner Teressa Gillotti&nbsp;explains that the building has been empty since the bar closed in 2011, adding that having a strong entertainment district would play a critical role in redeveloping Ypsilanti.</p><p>The restaurant's expected to open next spring following renovations.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:05:22 +0000 Bob Eccles 38760 at http://wemu.org Former Elbow Room Building Gets New Life Ann Arbor Council Postpones DDA Financing Action http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-council-postpones-dda-financing-action <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ann Arbor City Council has now postponed action until their second meeting in October on proposed ordinance amendments to limit the amount of tax increment financing the Downtown Development Authority can collect. &nbsp;</span></p><p>WEMU's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Andrew </span>Cluley<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has more.</span><br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:26:59 +0000 Andrew Cluley 35108 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Council Postpones DDA Financing Action