Former Eastern Accents bakery will be missed by regular customers
Seventeen years ago, Ben and Carol Sun opened their Chinese bakery, Eastern Accents, on Fourth Avenue. It was an instant hit with people who sought a comfortable, inexpensive place downtown with great food, an invariably friendly staff, and welcoming owners.
We watched Emilie grow from toddler to teen, enjoyed easy conversations with Carol’s parents, and ran into friends there all the time. If we took Eastern Accents for granted, it was because we wanted to believe it would be there forever. Now Eastern Accents has closed and many are wondering where we will find another such place. The answer is that we will not. It was Ben and Carol’s restaurant. But they also made it Our Place. This was Ben and Carol’s gift to Ann Arbor. Jeanne Paul, Tom Nicely and Richard Leahy Ann Arbor