Hello, Ann Arbor: UM students return; troubled retail development changes course


They’re back.

University of Michigan students, who account for a sizable portion of Ann Arbor’s population during the fall and winter months, moved into dorms, fraternity houses, apartments and other abodes throughout the city this week. Classes start Monday.

On Thursday, reporter Marty Slagter and multimedia specialist Jake Hamilton were out chronicling the annual event known as “move-in day,” when roughly 9,000 new students haul their futons and other accoutrements into the dorms.

Earlier in the week, reporter Jordyn Pair took a look at five great restaurants to visit before students arrived back in town (a little late now, of course, but I’m sure the places are still great even with the students – just maybe a little more crowded). It was our most-read story this week.

Over at the Big House, there’s still a big question looming before the season opener on Sept. 3: Who will win the battle of the quarterback? Our UM football beat reporter Aaron McMann tackled this very question a few days ago.

And over at a troubled development now called The George, new developers may be putting in more apartments instead of retail space, as previously planned, Ryan Stanton reported.

Those are a few stories that caught our eye in Ann Arbor this week. Take a look at those headlines, and others, below. Thanks for reading and we’ll catch up with you next Friday.

5 great Ann Arbor restaurants to visit before University of Michigan students return

10 things every University of Michigan freshman should do when they arrive on campus

‘Dream school’ move-in: University of Michigan students get settled in Ann Arbor

Hopes for retail at troubled Ann Arbor site slowly fading

Teen fatally shot, suspect turns himself into police after reaching out to violence interrupter

‘I love the small-town feel.’ New owners take over coffee in Dixboro outside Ann Arbor

Water tower marking site of notorious industrial polluter demolished near Ann Arbor

Developer unveils plan for 631-bed high-rise near University of Michigan

2 Michigan university presidents among nation’s highest paid in 2021

Emoni Bates officially joins Eastern Michigan’s basketball team

Saline football seeks redemption in 2022

Michigan QB battle rages on: ‘You probably won’t see a starter for Week 1′

Mr. Charlie at Chelsea’s Grateful Crow is a burger you’ll likely want to call friend

Thanks for reading and I’ll be back next Friday with another set of headlines.

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John Counts is one of the News Leaders for MLive/The Ann Arbor News where he started as a police and court reporter in 2012. He lives in Whitmore Lake with his wife, two daughters and two dogs. He can be reached at johncounts@mlive.com.

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