Small Biz Saturday: Campus Barber & Beauty Salon hit hard by pandemic
Campus Barber & Beauty Salon has been serving Ann Arbor students and professionals for almost 30 years. To make up for the lack of business, Campus Barber & Beauty Salon has had to adapt. Find the Campus Barber & Beauty Salon GoFundMe here. Campus Barber & Beauty Salon is at 524 E. William St. in downtown Ann Arbor (Campus Barber & Beauty Salon)Hickey’s family has owned the business in downtown Ann Arbor for almost 30 years. His father started Campus Barber & Beauty Salon as a barbershop in Nickels Arcade.
Detroit’s Bon Bon Bon opens new Ann Arbor location
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Bon Bon Bon has finally opened the doors to its new Ann Arbor location. The Ann Arbor location is Bon Bon Bon’s third brick-and-mortar, with sister retail locations in downtown and Midtown Detroit. “As a chocolatier who grew up halfway between Detroit and Ann Arbor, I am thrilled that Bon Bon Bon has the same opportunity to fall in love and feel at home in these two totally unique and vibrant places," Clark said in a release. It’s a dream come true!”As the brand has grown over the past six years, it has been manned by The Babes Babes Babes, a staff of around 20 confectioner champions who package over 320,000 chocolates each year. Bon Bon Bon will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Small Biz Saturday: Caravan Gift Shop takes its handmade gifts online during pandemic
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Caravan Gift Shop was 100% reliant on walk-in traffic but it had to close to in-person shopping for 14 weeks. The gift shop sells thousands of handmade items including dryer balls, wallets, glassware, wooden bowls and gift sets. (Sarah M. Parlette / WDIV)To continue offering eclectic handmade gifts to shoppers, Caravan GIft Shop built a website that has many of its items. Ahles said that customers are particular attracted to the uniqueness of the globes sold at Caravan Gift Shop. Caravan Gift Shop is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturday but video appointments can be arranged outside of those times as well.