Dexter barbecue spot closes, Olga’s Kitchen is in the Big House and other Washtenaw County business news

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WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI – A barbecue restaurant in Dexter has recently closed while the owners of a Saline café have taken the business off the market to continue its operations.

Here’s a roundup of recent Washtenaw County business stories you might have missed.

U.S. Department of Labor files lawsuit against 2 popular Ann Arbor restaurants

The U.S. Department of Labor recently filed a lawsuit alleging two popular Ann Arbor restaurants have failed to pay their workers in overtime wages.

The U.S. Department of Labor filed the lawsuit on Sept. 18 against Cascabel Ventures LLC, which is behind the operations of Isalita and Mani Osteria & Bar in Ann Arbor.

Read the full story here.

Hotel Hickman Chuckwagon BBQ closes in Dexter

Hotel Hickman Chuckwagon BBQ in Dexter has officially closed.

The barbecue spot at 8050 Main St. in Dexter had its last day on Sunday, Sept. 17, less than a year after a change in ownership in December 2022.

Read the full story here.

Ann Arbor food truck’s chicken is so hot people have to sign a waiver

Hot chicken lovers can now get their fix with a new food truck in Ann Arbor.

Brothers Alex and Sonny Nasser opened Blazin’ Coop, which specializes in Nashville hot chicken, back in July at 3240 Washtenaw Ave.

Read the full story here.

Olga’s Kitchen is bringing fan-favorite foods to the Big House

Michigan fans have yet another restaurant to choose from on game day.

Olga’s Kitchen and its well-known Mediterranean food will be available at the Michigan Stadium, 1201 S. Main St., for the 2023 Michigan football season.

Read the full story here.

Quickly Boba Café offering boba tea, variety of food at new spot in Saline

Boba tea lovers in Saline will no longer have to travel to Ann Arbor to get their fix.

Quickly Boba Café officially opened at the start of September at 1329 E. Michigan Ave. near the city’s Emagine theater.

Read the full story here.

Chocolate from Ann Arbor-area business earns international awards

Some award-winning chocolate is available at Mindo Chocolate Makers in Ann Arbor.

Mindo Chocolate Makers, a bean-to-bar chocolatier based in Dexter with an Ann Arbor store at 206 N. 4th Ave. recently received recognition at the International Chocolate Awards.

Read the full story here.

Owners of Carrigan Café in Saline are back, no longer selling the business

Carrigan Café in Saline is off the market.

Owners Karen and Jason Carrigan have decided they are here to stay despite announced their plans to sell the business at 101 S. Ann Arbor St. back in May.

Read the full story here.

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More Ann Arbor business news:

Big Boy is in the Big House, new restaurant set to open and other Washtenaw County business news

Dunkin’ coming to Ann Arbor, chef in global competition and other Washtenaw County business news

Animal Urgent Care opens, Seva celebrates 50 years and other Washtenaw County business news

Monahan’s Seafood gets new owners, Blank Slate Creamery expands and other Washtenaw County business news

New discount store, 4 award-winning wine lists and other Washtenaw County business news

Culver’s eyes former TGI Friday’s, Sweetwaters celebrates 30 years and other Washtenaw County business news

Briarwood Mall’s new stores, big deals in Ypsilanti Township and other Washtenaw County business news

Indie coffee shop receives ‘huge victory’, Saline café being sold and other Washtenaw County business news

Angelo’s is closing, Crazy Wisdom is reopening and other Washtenaw County business news

Chick-fil-A may be coming to Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti Running Co. is closing and other Washtenaw County business news

Independent coffee shop opposes Starbucks, wine now fills The Cellar and other Washtenaw County business news

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