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BUSINESSES
From Page 1
Southeast Michigan.
Thieu said she decided to
expand into Ann Arbor because
she thinks the city is a "great mar-
ket to go into."
"I like the college town, I like
the locals and the boutiques,"
Thieu said.
She also said students will
benefit from her store because it
offers a variety of styles and fash-
ions.
"I think a boutique that can
cater to all is unique and I think
that'll help us to stand out a little
bit," Thieu said.
Pink Pump isn't the only new
store to hit East Liberty Street.
This & That, a locally-owned
candy shop, opened about seven
weeks ago. Andrea Graef, the
owner of the store said she decid-
ed to open in Ann Arbor because
it offers a mix "between students,

local people and tourists."
"I wanted a little bit of every-
thing," she said.
The store offers more than 300
different kinds of candies and
other sweet items, according to
Graef. This variety will be espe-
cially appealing to students, she
said.
"I think they like it because
they can come in and buy as much
or as little as they like," Graef said.
In the upcoming months, Graef
said she is planning to introduce
online ordering, event catering
and even delivery to places like
the library during exam time.
But locally-owned businesses
are not the only ones flocking to
Ann Arbor, as chains are making
their way to the city as well.
@burger, owned by Big Boy
Restaurants, opened on East Lib-
erty Street about a month ago,
said Dave Crawford, senior vice-
president of marketing for @
burger, a "fast-casual" restaurant
serving burgers.

"Fast-casual burger is where
all of the energy is right now," he
said.
Crawford said there were
multiple factors that went into
choosing Ann Arbor as a loca-
tion, including the city's good
economic situation, the presence
of the University and Ann Arbor
culture.
@burger has a relaxed atmo-
sphere where students can come
unwind, Crawford said.
"You can kind of come in and
hang out," he said. "The seating is
built for comfort."
In the future students may also
be able to choose the restaurant's
music, and even have their iPods
play over the speakers, according
to Crawford.
Other new businesses like CVS/
pharmacy and Five Guys Burgers.
and Fries are opening on State
Street in the near future as well.
Inquiries sent to CVS Pharmacy
from The Michigan Daily went
unreturned.

VOTING
From Page 1
by students.
"It's great being non-partisan
because wecanappealtoeveryone,"
Brierty said.
During the group's door-to-door
registration drive called "Dorm
Storm," trained VYV representa-
tives will be registering students
and answering questions about vot-
ing. Theorganizationhas also coor-
dinated with the Ann Arbor City
Clerk to have drop boxes available
in the residence halls for students
to returnfinished voter registration
forms.
"We're trying to put ourselves
out of business," Brierty said. "We
want voter registration to be so
institutionalized that we don't need
face-to-face contact to register
every single voter."

LSA senior D.J. Heebner, co-chair great collaboration."
of VYV said the organization has a But students have mixed feelings
two-fold action plan every election about the organization's presence in
cycle. Representatives work to reg- the residence halls.
ister students before the voter regis- LSA junior Jordan Bailey - a
tration deadline and then to spread resident of South Quad Residence
the word about voting during the Hall - said though he thinks reg-
month leading up to Election Day, istering people to vote is important,
whichis Nov.2thisyear. he thinks going into places where
"We want to make sure everyone people live is excessive.
knows about and acts on their right "I think going door-to-door is
to vote," Heebner said. something that might be a little
The MSA commission attends all bit much," Bailey said. "But going
MSAevents, aswell as DiagDayand around maybe on the first floor and
other social functions in an effort things like that would be less inva-
to educate and register students. sive."
VYV has also reached out to resi- LSA freshman Lo-Han Yuan,
dent advisors and graduate student who also lives in South Quad, said
instructors to become trained to she isn't registered to vote and
register students to vote, according wasn't planning to register. But
to Briertyand Heebner. when asked aboutVoice Your Vote's
"We do a lot of work all through- "Dorm Storm," she said she would
out the University with different consider registering if someone
student groups and with the staff gavehertheformandmadethereg-
and faculty," Brierty said. "It's a istration process more convenient.

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