Rise & Fall: Metamorphosis Salon and Barnett Jones
Here are our picks for Thursday's winner and loser from the news:
Darlene Strasburg is moving her 35-year-old downtown Ann Arbor business a block east on East Liberty Street, putting an end to some uncertainty over her location that’s existed since a new owner bought her building. The retail climate is strong enough downtown that any business needing to move cannot assume it’ll find the right space at the right price. This move to Liberty Square preserves a long-time service provider in the city’s central business district.
Ann Arbor’s former police chief was running the public safety department for one of the nation’s most violent cities - one where gun violence is a crisis, and where the community is even struggling for outrage after a killing at a funeral for a homicide victim. But while many people would consider that job in Flint more than a full-time commitment, Jones found time to work another full-time job in security at Detroit’s Water Department. The work ethic is to be commended. But we do have to state the obvious: Some jobs really do require more than a 40-hour attention span. We think chief of police in Flint was one of them.