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Monday, June 16, 2008
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Deli expansion voted down

the decision.
Saginaw said he saw the report
prepared for the commissioners
before last week's meeting and
knew that the odds weren't in Zing-
erman's favor.
"We knew that the staff was
recommending against demoli-
tion, but we had hoped to present
a compelling case for why they
should allow us to do what we
wanted to do," Saginaw said. "But
apparently their minds were
made up beforehand."
Two of the structures that
the commissioners voted to
protect were homes located at
322 East Kingsley St. and 420
Detroit St. The Kingsley Street
location was ravaged by a fire in
2006, but commissioners said
they found the home to be both
structurally sound and a con-
tributing feature to the "resi-
dential character" of the street.
Though that location was nar-
rowly rejected by a split vote of
4-3, the commissioners unani-
mously rejected demolition on
the Detroit Street home.
A garage behind 418
Detroit St. was approved for
demolition, but Saginaw said

the small victory doesn't help Zing-
erman's plans.
"Ironically, that's the only build-
ing that we continue to use, so we
wouldn't demolish that until we
were actually starting construc-
tion," Saginaw said. "But that was
also in the footprint of the build-
ing we were going to build."
Prior to last week's vote, Sagi-
naw said he and his business part-
See ZINGERMAN'S, Page 8

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The Zingerman's catering truck parked beside a building protected from demolition.

Commission rules
h,
against Zingerman's l
Deli proposal t
By LINDY STEVENS P
Daily News Editor e
t
Zingerman's, the quirky deli
turned Ann Arbor food empire, had d
plans to expand its operation and
add a few new additions to the Ker- i
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ytown location that the business
as called home since 1982 - at
east until last Thursday.
At a meeting of Ann Arbor's His-
oric District Commission, com-
missioners rejected two of three
roposals put forth to demolish
xisting structures in the city's his-
oric 41h District that would have
made way for Zingerman's planned
development.
Zingerman co-founder Paul Sag-
naw said he wasn't surprised by

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