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Posted on Fri, Aug 23, 2013 : 5:54 a.m.

Above Ground Hair Studio to move into former Pink Pump store in downtown Ann Arbor

By Chelsea Hoedl


Above Ground Hair Studio is moving into the space formerly leased by Pink Pump.

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Above Ground Hair Studio will move from its location above Stucchi’s on South State Street into a space on East Liberty, according to a sign posted in the window of the former Pink Pump retail shop.

The hair studio, which specializes in working with curly hair, will move into the 1,150 -square-foot first floor space at 601 E. Liberty, which was put on the market in January.

The space was listed for lease with Mike Giraud and Randy Maas of Swisher Commercial. Maas said he talked to a number of restaurants interested in leasing the space, but it’s not configured for a food user.

The space was formerly home to the Pink Pump, which opened its Ann Arbor location in 2010 as a part of the owner’s push to expand her retail brand.

The store closed its doors with two-and-a-half years left on its five-year lease.

Pink Pump has locations in Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills and Royal Oak.

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Chelsea Hoedl is an intern reporter for She can be reached at



Sat, Aug 24, 2013 : 4:59 a.m.

I Wish Them Well!


Fri, Aug 23, 2013 : 3:39 p.m.

FINALLY, someplace I can get a cup of coff....I mean, get my hair done in this town.

Ben Freed

Fri, Aug 23, 2013 : 1:28 p.m.

It's impressive to me that there were restaurants who wanted into that space. The whole block up there is going to be very crowded with food once Knights and Slurping Turtle move in. With that having been said, this seems like a pretty big footprint for a hair salon, but business must be good if they're looking to expand. I'll have to let my curly-haired sister know about it.