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Posted on Fri, Feb 8, 2013 : 11:23 a.m.

MTV show 'Friend Zone' airing episode from Aubree's and Ypsilanti on Friday

By Bob Needham


Aubree's will be seen on MTV tonight. file photo

Aubree's Saloon gets a national showcase Friday night with an episode of the MTV show "Friend Zone" that was shot at the restaurant and elsewhere in Ypsilanti.

"Friend Zone" is an MTV reality show focusing on the tricky dynamic of moving a relationship from friends to something more. As described on the show's website, "Long-standing friendships will be tested as individuals try to navigate their way from best-friendship to relationship. What happens when you ask your best friend to help you prepare for an upcoming blind date... only to later reveal that the date is actually intended for the two of you! Will the feelings be mutual... or will your friendship be ruined forever?"

The episode airing at 6 p.m. today on MTV focuses on two Aubree's staff members, co-owner Sandee French said. The episode filmed in October at Aubree's and at other locations in Depot Town and elsewhere in Ypsilanti.

Aubree's plans to host a screening party at 6 p.m. today, with the two people starring in the episode in attendance.

Aubree's is a longtime destination in Ypsilanti's Depot Town that has been expanding to other areas in recent years.

Aubree's is at 39 E. Cross St. in Ypsilanti. The local episode of "Friend Zone" airs at 6. For more information, see the Aubree's website and the "Friend Zone" website.

Here's a trailer for the show:

Get More: Friendzone, Full Episodes

Bob Needham is director of entertainment content for Reach him at or 734-623-2541, and follow him on Twitter @bobneedham.