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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, SeptemL:

Page 2-E-Thursday, September 10, 1981-The Michigan Daily
Life beyond
State Street
A world of stores to explore

Local muse
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Enriching study breaks

A lot of money changes hands in Ann
Arbor during the first few weeks of
classes. But after books, tuition,
housing, and a plethora of other
"musts" have been covered by a
blanket of checks, there is finally time
to do something extraneous for the Self.
Shopping can be a great way to
unload some of your (and/or Mom and
Dad's) money ... you just have to know
where to go to get what you want for the
least amount of cash.
THE IDEA OF shopping may not
meet with everyone's approval,
especially after spending hours in
bookstore lines which, if straightened
out, would easily stretch across campus
several times.
But there is no need to despair; shop-
ping doesn't have to be painful if you
don't limit yourself to the immediate
campus area. For some of the best
shopping around, check out downtown
Ann Arbor or Briarwood Mall.
In both places you'll probably be able
to find something to make the typical
Ann Arbor hole in the wall appear
livable. Plants, desk lamps, posters,
and the city's specialty, "knick-
knacks," all are available at the down-
town and Briarwood stores, and they

are usually less expensive than they are
closer to campus.
THE SAME GOES, of course, for the
proper attire of the "tres chic" (read:
preppie) college student. Downtown
even offers some secondhand stores for
the student on a budget.
But wait a minute; you may be won-
dering why you should be traipsing
around downtown or the outskirts of the
city, when the convenience of State
Street is "right there."
Well, aside from the financial
savings, both Briarwood and downtown
are more easily accessible than you
may think. Main Street is within easy
walking distance, and Briarwood is
only a short, 50-cent Ann Arbor Transit
Authority ride away.
UNLIKE THE downtowns of many
cities this size, Ann Arbor's downtown
is very much alive. Main Street is a
tree-lined thoroughfare hosting many
small shops, most of which are
privately owned with friendly person-
nel willing to help the novice shopper.
If you're looking for some dressier
clothes to dispel Mom's fears that all
college students wear only jeans, take
a look at Ann Arbor Clothing, Fiegel's,
or Collected Works (for men), and
Kline's, Goodyears, DeFords, or Hut-
zels (for women), to name only a few.

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and Israel, but the collection of artifac-
ts from these areas hasn't significantly
increased. Now most of the countries
which have excavation areas keep the
objects which are collected.
During the academic year, the
Museum is open Monday through
Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on
Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Like the other museums and galleries
on campus, it is open and free to the
* * *
INSIDE OF THE Alexander Ruthven
Museums Building at Geddes and N.
University is the University's Exhibit
Museum. The first floor, primarily a
research area, is not open to the public.
But a quick walk up the stairs opens a
world which reaches back into
prehistoric days.
Complete and partial skeletons of the
mastodon, anatosaurus, allosaurus,
and stegosaurus greet visitors passing
by exhibits featuring fish, early rep-
tiles, birds, fossiles, and fragments of
the evolution of man. Beyond the glass-
enclosed cast replicas and real bones of
various animals, two stairwells lead to
the third floor.

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Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM
Main Street, Ann Arbor - not that far to walk for some good buys.

Your beautiful
new face.
Today Merle Norman cordially invites you to find your best
face, free.
We will give you a make-over like you have seen in the pages of
your favorite magazines. Free. Yes, free. Merle Norman has one of
the most beautifully programmed makeup and skincare collec-
tions in America. And both are specifically matched to every
woman's individual needs.
Let us teach you your face. Free.
The Place for the Custom Face

IF YOU NEED something to brighten
up the room, plants might be a good
choice. Saguaro Plants has a jungle of
potted plants which should please any
plant lover's wildest ambitions.
But if you don't have a green thumb,
never had one, and no amount of Prac-
tical Botany will help you get one,
posters are a great substitute, and they
don't even have to be watered. Posters
are available in all campus bookstores,
but for that "special space" on the wall,
Graphic Art Wholesalers has posters
with a touch of class. If you already
have a favorite poster but want to have
it framed, Graphic Art Wholesalers can
do that for you, too.
Now let's suppose that, heaven for-
bid, you canvass the entire downtown
area and don't even come close to fin-
ding what you need. You're tired, your
feet hurt, but you still have money bur-
ning a hole in your pocket.
desperate to spend, you slowly start for
home wondering what to do next. But
wait, what's that commotion on Fourth
Street near William? Could it be (dare I
say it) a bus stop?
Yes, it is! There are purple, white,
blue, big, and small buses, and at least
one of them is headed for Briarwood.
With hope once again restored, you hop
on bus number seven, deposit 50 cents,
and take off for the mall.

Briarwood Mall, with its 8-year-old
modern design, ramps and stairways,
fountains, and even a small stage, is an
experience not to be missed. More than
100 stores, most of them parts of a
national chain, fill the mall. Just about
anything you need can be found at
Briarwood's clothing stores include
Hudsons, Hughes and Hatcher, Alvin's,
J. Riggins, Foxmoor, and Silverman's.
The "absolute latest" is in the marble-
floored splendor of Lord and Taylor's,
but most college students find J.C.
Penney's and Sears more realistic.
Sportswear and sports equipment
(you may be looking for some new*
"tennies" to fit in with the joggers) can
be purchased at Herman's World of
Sporting Goods, Schneiders' Sport
Shops, and several other stores.
Briarwood also has a record store,
photography shop, card shop, jewelry
stores, knick-knack shops (which don't
quite measure up to the specialty shops
downtown) ... the list goes on and on.
Contented at last, the prodigal shop-
per is ready to go back home. College,
contrary to popular belief, isn't all
books and libraries. But when it does
start to get to you, shopping can be a
nice release. And to enjoy that alter-
native to studying to its fullest, the
shopper doesn't have to be limited to
State Street.

Housing in .A

Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM

modern Twilight Zone

(Continued from Page 15)
fice estimates that a double will cost
$220 per month, and a quad will cost
$163 per month next year.
Family Housing
Compared to most Ann Arbor housing
rates, family housing is inexpensive.
Average rates are: One-bedroom, $212;
two-bedroom, $261; and three-bedroom,
The reason the University can afford
to rent so cheaply, according to Ed
Salowitz, is that it does not have to pay
property taxes that other landlords
have to pay. Family housing units are
assigned on the basis of need.

One last word on Ann Arbor housing;
sublets. Most leases run for 12 months,
but most students are in town for only
eight months.
In an effort to salvage as much sum-
mer rent as they can, tenants engage in
fierce competition to find subtenants
and, "They (subtenants) know that,
come summer, it's their market," ac-
cording to Jo Williams, director of the
office of Off-Campus Housing.
Williams says tenants of efficiencies
and one-bedroom apartments may get
as much as 80 or 90 percent of their full
rent from subtenants, but those living
in larger units can only expect from 20
to 50 percent. Happy renting.

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