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Posted on Mon, Oct 25, 2010 : 2:37 p.m.

Two arrested after people start fighting outside The Fifth Quarter

By Lee Higgins

A man and woman were arrested this morning after Ann Arbor police responded to reports of fights outside The Fifth Quarter, a bar on South Fifth Avenue, police said.

Roughly 200 people were leaving the bar shortly after 2 a.m. when police say two groups of people started fighting.

At least 10 people were involved, prompting Ann Arbor police to call University of Michigan police and Washtenaw County sheriff's deputies for assistance, police said.

A 21-year-old man and 20-year-old woman, both from Ypsilanti Township, were arrested, Ann Arbor police spokeswoman Lt. Renee Bush said.

So far, no charges have been filed.



Tue, Oct 26, 2010 : 2:02 p.m.

As someone that lived 2 blocks away from that place on 5th, I'm completely blown away the city hasn't pulled their license. You can't even drive through the area between 130-230am on Saturday. The street is blocked by hammered, gangsta-decked out youths that eventually make their way to the parking structure next door and drive back to ypsi. I have yet to see a bar close at that place that won't result in someone fighting on the sidewalk or the street...


Tue, Oct 26, 2010 : 12:49 p.m.

Seems like Studio Four clientele just moved a few blocks to a new haunt

herman gardens

Tue, Oct 26, 2010 : 9:36 a.m.

Regarding commenters who take the time to check the spelling, grammar, and punctuation of their remarks, I want to say only this: Take a pig and put it in a nice dress, give it perfectly fitting slingback pumps and a matching clutch bag (red, of course, with sequins), carefully apply matching lipstick and a judicious spritz of a nice scent by Chanel, and you know what you have? A pig. But that's not what I came here to talk about. I came to talk about common decency and elementary economics. First, I want to say to those outsiders who have the gall to travel all the way to Ann Arbor from such farflung points as Ypsilanti Township: For the love of God, go back where you belong! Here we have elements of the Ann Arbor Police Department, trained forces of the University of Michigan Department of Public Safety, and elite units of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department called to the scene right in the middle of the third shift. Wake up, people. We all know who pays the price for this: Innocent donut shop owners all over the county. And we all know who really benefits: Roving bands of homeless panhandlers, stoned on medical marijuana and sitting fat and sassy on their $674 monthly SSI checks, suddenly free from fear of imminent application of trespass orders.


Tue, Oct 26, 2010 : 9:05 a.m.

Thanks Jimmy, jeez I thought it was self explanatory. note to self, use smaller words...

Jimmy McNulty

Tue, Oct 26, 2010 : 8:33 a.m.

@Ranunulf, I believe Rice meant a section of should be dedicated to crime at the Fifth Quarter. Did you know that you can preview your post before you hit the submit button to check for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors?

rusty shackelford

Tue, Oct 26, 2010 : 7:43 a.m.

Rannulf, are you blind? No one lives downtown? There's houses two blocks south, not to mention the large high rise of retired people less than 3 blocks away. That's just for starters, since there are apartments everywhere around there.


Tue, Oct 26, 2010 : 7:27 a.m.

I would say everybody in Ann Arbor should boycott the place, but it looks like they already do based on the fact it's always people from OUT OF TOWN raising the regular ruckuses(ruckii?) at this joint.


Tue, Oct 26, 2010 : 7:09 a.m.

What business owners in that neighborhood don't count?


Tue, Oct 26, 2010 : 2:49 a.m.

@ricebrnr What neighborhood? all businesses there. Instead of a a whole section as you suggest. Which I assume is just to be catty and play past time games such as an ongoing series of complementary ulterior transactions progressing to a well-defined, predictable outcome. Which if that is what your into go ahead. But I feel we should let our city officials know how we feel. If we want this to stop. But I think with this online version of news; we are creating an environment where we actually want these (5th quarter stories) things to happen.


Mon, Oct 25, 2010 : 8:38 p.m.

I think you need to start a whole section just for the Fifth Quarter, seems like they're in the news every week... I feel sorry for the neighborhood.