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Old 02-20-2016, 02:14 PM
 
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It's interesting to note how many people involved in the return of Detroit's cool factor are ex-Ann Arborites who left town for cheaper prices in the D. But it still has so much to offer.
Sir, your love of Ann Arbor is admirable, but come on now, it seems like it's gone overboard! Now you are attributing much of Detroit's renaissance to ex-Ann Arborites? Maybe it's true - Can you name my 2 or 3 artists/chefs/entreprenuers/etc from Ann Arbor who left there to come to Detroit and made an impact?
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Old 02-21-2016, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Sir, your love of Ann Arbor is admirable, but come on now, it seems like it's gone overboard! Now you are attributing much of Detroit's renaissance to ex-Ann Arborites? Maybe it's true - Can you name my 2 or 3 artists/chefs/entreprenuers/etc from Ann Arbor who left there to come to Detroit and made an impact?
The people who own Seva in Ann Arbor opened another one in Midtown. That's all I got though.

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Old 02-21-2016, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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The guy who owns Katoi lived in Ann Arbor for over a decade looking for a place to open a restaurant before launching his food truck in Detroit. One of the guys behind Selden Standard is an ex-Ann Arborite. That's doing no research, there are also restaurants like the aforementioned Seva or the Jolly Pumpkin that originated in AA and now have Detroit locations.

I certainly don't think Detroit's creative renaissance is because of Ann Arbor, but I do think Detroit is surpassing Ann Arbor as the artsy-fartsy capital of Michigan because Ann Arbor has become more or less completely upmarket.
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Old 02-22-2016, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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I realize this is an old thread but am hoping the OP might see this. I'm making the same considerations right now and was curious which choice you made, how happy you've been with your choice, and why? I have a 3yr old, so the family aspects are of utmost importance.
Going back to THIS post which resurrected this thread, I don't think restaurant ownership matters a great deal.

I don't think you can go wrong with either area, but that doesn't mean you'll be totally happy in either area. If you haven't visited either area, I'd do that before moving. They're both completely different. The GR metro area is almost 3 or 4 times bigger than AA now, but that might appeal to some people and might not to others. AA is more "academic" and you'll find a lot more international presence due to UofM, and household income and educational attainment is a lot higher. But if you end up living in Saline, it's basically the same as living in Forest Hills in the GR area.
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