The Downtown Development Authority’s Executive Committee last Tuesday discovered a budget shortfall that put revenues nearly $50,000 under expenses and noticed money from the DDA’s reserves were used to balance the budget last year.
The Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority approved pulling $57,500 from its reserve funds to cover the local match for the planned Cross Street improvement project.
The area surrounding Growing Hope’s greenhouse was covered in blankets of white snow.
The Corner Brewery was crowded. Bicycle enthusiasts stood outside and talked about their ride while the rest of their group was inside with the crowd enjoying mugs of beer and samples of chili. The line for chili remained constant throughout the day; the last stop on the Depot Town Chili Challenge was where everyone would end up. One group that was especially happy to see the large turnout was SOS Community Services.
On a gloomy winter morning, a “Going Out of Business” sign hangs over the store front of Simply deVine.
Uneven roads are enough to make even the most seasoned seafarer vomit. That’s why the City of Ypsilanti is planning repairs on College Place near the Eastern Michigan University campus in June.
While 2009 is still fresh in our minds, it is important that we start 2010 right. Just like in 2009, the huge banks are propped up with taxpayer dollars.
I thought we had seen the worst MTV had to offer. The Real World and Road Rules had turned into softcore porn and I thought the mindless drones who watched it would eventually get bored with it.
Ypsilanti High School students were the recipients of free books Thursday thanks to the Ypsilanti Education Association and the National Football League. The NFL originally wanted to donate the books to schools in Hawaii.
Last Monday, the Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority’s Design Committee looked at nine bids from four sign contractors for the signal tower at the corner of Cross and River streets in Depot Town. A motion from DDA member Sandee French to accept a design from Huron Signs was seconded by Scotty James, DDA board member and design committee vice-chair.