Arbors Wellness offers both medical and recreational cannabis and is an independent and stand-alone dispensary. This said, if you are looking to be a better earth steward and want organic weed, this is not your place. They seem not to carry organic flower, and it did not feel like this was any kind of priority for them. My budtender did not seem to be well-informed about weed.
Be prepared, you must show your ID before you can get in the door. And, in cold Michigan weather, if you are not prepared, you’ll be out in the elements trying to find your government ID (like I was). At least you will be under an awning if it’s snowing or raining. They say this is MI law, but I don’t think it needs to be this way. For the comfort of their clients, they could build an inside entryway, like most all other dispensaries.
What’s Near this Dispensary
You’re directly across the street from Jerusalem Garden, a casual middle eastern restaurant, service a fabulous falafel with hummus if that’s your thing. The lentil soup is great, as well. Hard to beat the falafel with hummus and a lentil soup combo.
Afternoon Delight is also on Liberty, just a few doors west at fifth, across from the post office. Afternoon Delight is only open for breakfast and lunch. It’s cafeteria-style and a good place to get a quick bite to eat.
Knight’s Steakhouse, at the corner of Liberty & State, is one of Ann Arbor’s institutions. This location (one of two) is a bit newer, but the same great food. Plus, Knight’s is well known for its exceptionally generous drinks. (Knight’s twitter handle is @StrongDrinks.)
Sava’s (temporarily closed) is a bit more upscale but still casual. This is Ann Arbor after all. Sava’s is up State St, north towards Huron. It’s a limited menu, but there’s something for everyone. You cannot go wrong with the bang bang shrimp as a starter. Savas is the first restaurant of Sava Farah, one of Ann Arbor’s leading restaurateurs.
Ginger Deli offers a nice, and delicious Vietnamese lunch, generally open from 11 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday. Ginger Deli offers freshly baked bread and seasonal foods.
Le Bon Macaron
For a treat, you really should visit Le Bon Macaron. Le Bon Macaron is a family business and if you are in the mood for something sweet (and after a dispensary visit and a bit of a high who doesn’t), this is your place to visit.
Axe throwing at Axe Ventura is just around the corner on Maynard. I’ll own that I have not yet tried this, but wow, this just seems so cool. They have two locations, one right here and the other in Findlay Oh. Let us know how you like this place!
This is one of the closest dispensaries to some of Ann Arbor’s great venues. You’ll find Arbors Wellness is just a short walk from:
You’re in the thick of downtown Ann Arbor, you’ll find plenty of great shopping. Here’s a list of some of Ann Arbor’s unique and independent stores.
BYOC Co (Bring your own container) is new to downtown Ann Arbor in 2021. I love this store, where you can find locally sourced, eco-friendly home and personal products. As its name suggests, you can bring your own container (but they have various sizes available for purchase) for refills. Located in the lower level of Liberty Plaza.
Kanbu Asian Market
Kanbu Asian Market at 249 E. Liberty has a nice selection of reasonably-priced Asian grocery items. A good selection in a small footprint and worth the visit if you’re looking for Asian grocery products.
Around the corner, on Fourth Street:
Ferne Boutique (right next door to Today Clothing) carries ‘effortless style’, women’s clothes in sizes XS – 3X. Ferne is a fabulous place to shop for gifts.
Today Clothing, a men’s clothing store (right next door to Ferne) always has the best-looking shoes in its window. Besides the very cool shoes, they carry pants, shirts, jackets, and accessories like hats and wallets.
Real Irish is the store for you if you’re looking for authentic Irish anything. From women’s and men’s clothes to household items you’ll find the real deal here. A perfect place to find that perfect gift.
Dear Golden is a blend of vintage, one-of-a-kind items and modern (new) clothes for women. You can find a nice selection of apothecary items, from CBD to face masks to mushroom tinctures. They also carry vintage quilts and pretty cool gifts.
Literati Bookstore is a must-visit bookstore if you are anywhere in downtown Ann Arbor. They are an award-winning independent bookstore. Award-winning with reason. They have broken the mold with plenty of author events and more. Don’t forget to get a coffee at the coffee shop upstairs!
If you’re a vinyl music lover, you may want to check out Underground Sounds at 120 E Washington Street. They have over 10,000 vinyl records and CDs in stock. Word of warning, no need to email them, they won’t answer – call instead. They buy, sell, and trade used vinyl records as well.
Everyday 9 am – 9 pm
Free parking in rear
No delivery, express pickup available