Ann Arbor, MI 48104
- A neighborhood market is returning to the corner of Packard and Dewey! Ann Arbor Builders is renovating the building for husband and wife team Bill Brinkerhoff and Kathy Sample who will open a market similar to their Argus Farm Stop at 325 W. Liberty in the building we renovated for them in 2014.
The Mark: Built With A Terrific Team!
Builders are the “face” of every structure that’s built, but it takes literally hundreds of people to take any building from concept to completion.
And so as we closed the last units at The Mark yesterday, we pause to recognize those hundreds of people who made it possible, from the architect, the engineers, the attorneys, the lenders, the title company, the suppliers, the contractors – the list goes on and on.
Collectively, they formed a team of which we’re so proud and with which we're so pleased to work.
Glazier Woods: Once An Important Stop On The Underground Railroad
Today, Glazier Woods is an idyllic setting for new homes, but the site – located just off Glazier Way - was once a welcome refuge for weary travelers who were escaping the tyranny of slavery.
It’s no wonder, then, that while we were building the homes, I often stood there and thought, “If only this land could talk,” for few building sites have such an historically significant story to tell.
It began in 1833 when Richard Glazier moved his family from New York to Ann Arbor which was incorporated as a village that same year.
Naming The Mark: A Tribute to Dr. Mark Kaminski
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Buildings are often named after people to pay tribute to their achievements. Such was the case when we were in the early stages of planning a condominium building at 318 West Liberty - a building now nearing completion - and my husband Alex suggested "The Mark."
For us, it was personal. Fourteen years ago, Dr. Mark Kaminski, Director of the Multidisciplinary Lymphoma Clinic at The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, saved my life.
Street Named After Ann Arbor Veteran
When it came to naming the street in Ayrshire Woods, a subdivision we developed off Ayrshire Road in Ann Arbor, we had only one thought.
It would be named Lillie Lane in honor of Gary Lillie, a well-respected and well-liked commercial real estate broker whom we had known for years.
But Gary’s real passion was helping fellow veterans. He served in the U.S. Navy, fought in Vietnam, and was a strong advocate for veterans. For several years, he hosted a weekly broadcast program called Veterans Radio, a program he helped launch.
Cat Lover Makes Extraordinary Move To Protect Cats From ConstructionWhen my husband Alex and I first walked the site of the Liberty Car Wash property at 318 W. Liberty, thinking it would make a great spot for condos, we noticed a few feral cats at the back of the property.
Making Way For The MarkOn March 23, Bill Bush - the first of literally hundreds of people who will work on The Mark - climbed into his excavating machine at 10:30 A.M. He cranked it up, raised its claw and bgan disassembling the car wash to make way for The Mark, condos to be built at 318 W. Liberty Street.
Site of The Mark Condos Welcomed The Metzgers to Ann Arbor
Long an icon in the fabric of Ann Arbor, Metzger’s Restaurant has been serving traditional German fare for 87 years. And the Metzger family’s first home in the city was located on the site where The Mark Condominiums are poised to rise.
The Mark Is Poised To Begin!
Downtown Ann Arbor is about to see The Mark!
Demolition of the former Liberty Car Wash, which closed December 31, 2014, will soon begin to make way for the new, seven residence building.
After nearly two years in the making, we couldn’t be more excited!
And if you’re excited about downtown living, give me a call. But hurry – these residences are going fast!
- Betsy de Parry, VP Sales and Marketing, (734) 216-5872
The Argus Farm Stop Opens!
Congratulations to husband and wife team Bill Brinkerhoff and Kathy Sample as they officially open the doors for business at their Argus Farm Stop on Saturday August 16!
Their new year-round market will be brimming with locally grown produce, fruit, meat and dairy products and locally made bakery goods. There’s even a coffee bar featuring Ann Arbor’s own RoosRoast and benches to encourage folks to hang out for awhile.