Outdoor gear and clothing store Bivouac celebrates 50 years in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, MI -- Bivouac, Ann Arbor’s independent outdoor gear and clothing store, is celebrating a major milestone this October -- a half century in business. Show up to work.”Ed Davidson, now 71, launched Bivouac in 1971 as a U.S. Army surplus store. “I still see customers that come in the store who know me from the Army surplus store,” he said. Ann Arbor outdoor outfitter Bivouac pictured on Sept. 20, 2021. Read more from The Ann Arbor News:Father-daughter duo, bystanders help save Ann Arbor man from house fireEMs helped cause the Flint water crisis and changed other Michigan water systems, UM study showsClosed and abandoned, haunted Michigan asylum turned into immersive Halloween horror attractionmlive.com
‘We need help.’ Ann Arbor business owners sound alarm as winter approaches
ANN ARBOR – With no sign of the coronavirus pandemic slowing down in Michigan, business owners across the state are staring down a long and uncertain winter. According to Destination Ann Arbor, football weekends back in 2013 brought in more than $80 million from visitors alone for local hotels, restaurants and retail. A report in May by EntryPoint found that 97% of Ann Arbor businesses were impacted by the pandemic with 48% of those located in the downtown area. The downtown Ann Arbor store has taken numerous precautions to keep employees and customers safe. “If you pull Zingerman’s out of Ann Arbor, I’m not saying the town will fold up, but it will be a pretty impactful move.
Small Biz Saturday: Ann Arbors Bivouac works with vendors to handle changes in shopping
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Its been drastic. Sales are way down, said Ed Davidson, owner of Bivouac said regarding how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted his retail business in downtown Ann Arbor. (Bivouac)Unlike many other businesses in Ann Arbor, Bivouac, which sells backpacking gear as well as clothing and accessories, hasnt experienced problems with distributors or suppliers. So, the issue now is just planning, planning, planning, said Davidson. The downtown Ann Arbor store has taken numerous precautions to keep employees and customers safe.