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Ann Arbor / SE Michigan Planning Thread
May 5, 2009 3:42 PM   RSS feed for this thread Subscribe

We need to pick a date and time between July 17 and July 19 and a location for a Ann Arbor / SE Michigan celebratory meetup!

Ann Arbor is long overdue for a big meetup! Let's hang out and drink!
posted by ulotrichous to Ann Arbor, MI at 3:42 PM (39 comments total)

If ya'll will welcome Detroiters, i would love to be there.
posted by joe lisboa at 6:28 PM on May 5, 2009


Hell yes Detroiters are welcome! Past A2 area meetups have been sparse, I think a wider net plus the birthday hoopla should make for a great event.
posted by ulotrichous at 7:29 PM on May 5, 2009


As far as location and date (and bearing in mind this happens during art fair so a downtown Ann Arbor location would be unwise) let me start the ball rolling by suggesting Saturday, July 18th at the Corner Brewery in Ypsi.
posted by ulotrichous at 7:34 PM on May 5, 2009


Corner Brewery is hosting Shadow Art Fair that weekend, which means a standing-room only crowd. A shame because Corner would have been more or less perfect for this. Where else would be good for this kind of thing, can we get the downstairs at Ashley's?
posted by revgeorge at 12:14 PM on May 6, 2009


Huh... I'll be there if a G.R./Kzoo meetup is not forthcoming.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 12:38 PM on May 6, 2009


Hm... Frenchie's in Depot town?
posted by adamkempa at 2:34 PM on May 6, 2009


Seconding adamkempa, Frenchies would be perfect.
posted by revgeorge at 2:40 PM on May 6, 2009


I'm going to be in Da Yoop that weekend. Have fun! Happy Birthday Metafilter!
posted by jlkr at 4:32 PM on May 7, 2009


I really enjoyed the Arbor Brewing Co. Great (IMO) food, most of it locally sourced and organic, and not too expensive either. I can't yet say if I'd be free then but I'll keep checking in here to keep up to date.
posted by Earl the Polliwog at 5:07 PM on May 7, 2009


Likely be working that weekend at Sears at the Briarwood Mall, the mall of which could potentially be a meet up spot if the hive mind so desires. Of course, Frenchies and the Arbor Brewing Co. would beat that pretty quick.

That said, if I cannot make it, happy Xth anniversary!!!
posted by JoeXIII007 at 6:40 PM on May 7, 2009


I'm coming! As long as it's not between 12 and 3 on the 19th. I'm in Lansing--not far at all.
posted by Tesseractive at 10:26 PM on May 7, 2009


I really hate that I'm moving out of town less than a month before this, otherwise I'd be there in a hot second.
posted by bettafish at 12:17 AM on May 8, 2009


The 17th or 18th would be best for me.
posted by oldtimey at 7:29 PM on May 8, 2009


Frenchie's would indeed be great. Saturday Night is probably best regardless; I'll go ahead and set the date to get us on the scheduled list and we can refine the location as we get a better handle on how many people might show; they want 40 people if you want a reservation and I think that is a very long shot.

So, unless someone's got an alternate suggestion, Frenchie's in Depot Town the evening of Saturday 7/18.
posted by ulotrichous at 8:24 AM on May 9, 2009


I'm good for Frenchie's, or Arbor Brewing, both are good choices... but...I agree that getting 40 folks for Frenchie's is unlikely...

ulotrichous... if you want to make the contact there to see if they will do it with fewer people, that would be great... let us know what you find out.
posted by HuronBob at 7:03 PM on May 9, 2009


I hate being noncommittal, but I might be able to make it that weekend. I'll keep my eye on this thread.
posted by fusinski at 8:14 PM on May 9, 2009


I have never met another Mefite, so I'll try to make this!
posted by palindromic at 7:10 PM on May 12, 2009


See y'all there... I think?
posted by britain at 5:44 PM on May 13, 2009


I think i'm gonna make it... Only met one other mefite in my life and it was by happenstance.

Are you guys pretty adamant about the site? It's been my homepage for a long time but i read way more than comment/post these days.

Frenchies will totally allow a party of less than 40 as long as there's nothing else scheduled -- has anyone called them on it yet?
posted by phylum sinter at 6:48 PM on May 13, 2009


Sounds fun!
posted by McLir at 11:29 PM on May 15, 2009


Since the last attempt got snowed out.. I'm totally in for this. I'll keep watching the thread, but I have nothing going that weekend, and will be there wherever/whenever.
posted by waxlight at 11:30 AM on May 20, 2009


OK, I called Frenchie's, and they won't give exclusive use of the room for less than 40, but there's nothing else going on that night and they do take reservations for smaller groups so it looks like we're in good shape. I put us down for 8 PM on Saturday, July 18 with a group of around 20... if it looks like we'll get more we can take it from there, but we've got a place on the back patio if it's nice and inside if it's not. Sound good? Any concerns or other ideas? Should we coordinate a nearby mefi mailing campaign to spread the word?

Very much looking forward to meeting you all.
posted by ulotrichous at 10:14 AM on May 22, 2009


I've wanted to hit a MeFi meetup for ages, but that weekend corresponds to the Pitchfork festival and, alas, I'll be in Chicago. Have a great time and I'm enthused that you all decided to have this shindig in Ypsi. It's a place that deserves more credit than it gets.

Also, palindromic, we've totally met.
posted by Schismatic at 11:10 PM on May 22, 2009


Schismastic: Ha, I had no idea.
posted by palindromic at 7:05 AM on May 26, 2009


I'll be there. PGY3 will finally afford me some time to socialize :-)
posted by adoarns at 10:02 AM on June 6, 2009


signs look good for me being back from a weeklong trip to Philadelphia; if so, I'll be there with Mrs. Bubba. Glad you picked Frenchies, since Corner during the Shadow Art Fair would explode.
posted by beelzbubba at 8:12 PM on June 25, 2009


So ehm, we all still on for this? How are we finding each other? Do we look for the other slightly uncomfortable lost looking people?
posted by waxlight at 10:57 AM on July 13, 2009


Aaaand I'm out. NEED NORTHWEST OHIO MEETUP PLZ KTHX
posted by britain at 9:36 AM on July 14, 2009


Yes this is definitely on! I'm going to mefimail the maybes and see if we can firm up a bit as if we hit more than 20 we'll need a bigger table. I will be wearing a metafilter shirt, and I look just like my avatar if that helps. More details to come by the end of the work week as I get our numbers solidified. Please note that Frenchie's and the Side Track are really one place and our final count will determine which side we get situated in. Stay tuned!
posted by ulotrichous at 1:15 PM on July 14, 2009


I'm coming. Will bring the hubby if he's up to it that night.
posted by leslies at 4:48 AM on July 15, 2009


By some miracle I got saturday off work. I will be there!
posted by JoeXIII007 at 4:56 AM on July 15, 2009


OK, I called frenchie's to confirm and we are all set for 20 (with 14 currently confirmed). They have 'metafilter' attached to the reservation so just say that to the hostess when you show up if you're not sure where to go! They're not sure yet if we'll be seated in the frenchie's side or the side track side. If you're coming, please flip your rsvp to attending if you haven't already and we'll make sure we have enough seats. See you all tomorrow at 8 PM!
posted by ulotrichous at 12:44 PM on July 17, 2009


were here, on the back porch! got a table for 20, see you all soon!
posted by ulotrichous at 5:09 PM on July 18, 2009


I have never been with a classier group of people before. Great meeting all of you that were there and cannot wait for the next one nearby.

Photos will be up hopefully tomorrow evening by 8 8:30ish btw.
posted by JoeXIII007 at 10:03 PM on July 18, 2009


Was only able to attend for an hour, but it was great and I really wished I could have stayed for the whole thing. Good to put faces to some internet-presences, and meet a bunch of new people as well. I hope AA-area mefi meetups become more frequent! Also: Eli, I will track you down and pay for my beer!
posted by adamkempa at 10:32 PM on July 18, 2009


Had a great time - hope to see you guys again real soon.
posted by GenTso at 11:49 PM on July 18, 2009


:( bummed that I missed it -- would have liked to actually meet you people -- but was so not in the mood for meeting people last night. So I stayed home -- you like me better that way. See you next meetup!
posted by jlkr at 1:33 PM on July 19, 2009


Photos up!!! =)
posted by JoeXIII007 at 4:22 PM on July 19, 2009


Was a very pleasant evening - let's do it again! thanks for posting photos Joe!
posted by leslies at 5:19 PM on July 19, 2009



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