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2012 DTW / Ann Arbor Art Fair Do (July 20-22)

2012 DTW / Ann Arbor Art Fair Do (July 20-22)

Old Jul 18, 12, 8:58 pm
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This flight is full! No more "tickets" will be"sold"; registration is closed for the library; you can still ask about the meals, perhaps we can still get you space at our table.

Sorry, we are not offering VDB vouchers.

Please check your name for accuracy (sorry it is hard to read, but the order of events from left to right is a registration, OCI, library, and Webers):


Code:
HANDLE	    GENERAL 	COTTAGE	LIBRARY	WEBERS
GrizShel	yes	yes	yes	yes
tcmaes	         yes	x	yes	x
travelauto	yes	yes	yes	no
DeltaPoints	yes	no	yes	no
DeltaPoints+1	yes	no	yes	no
MidTierStatus	yes	yes	yes	yes
gardener	yes	 x	x	x
radioshow	yes	no	yes	yes
ceieoc	      yes	yes	yes	yes
jigger     	yes	x	x	x
Frequent Miler	yes	yes	yes	yes
Frequent Miler+1	yes	no	yes	no
gpapadop	yes	yes	yes	yes
memsrr	yes	yes	yes	no
MsEverywhere	yes	yes	no	yes
edotzaue	yes	yes	yes	yes
edotzaue+1	yes	yes	yes	yes
superdrew	yes	yes	yes	no
nep301	yes	no	yes	no
goaliegirl	yes	yes	yes	yes
yyzjake	yes	yes	yes	yes
pathfinder44	yes	no	yes	no
mmargel	yes	yes	yes	no
jadecocoa	yes	no	yes	no
dwbf11	yes	yes	yes	no
gwennrael	yes	no	yes	no
tazdmb	yes	no	yes	no
yuppietravelermi	yes	no	yes	no
havenguyz	yes	yes	yes	yes
koolr	        yes	no	yes	no
mahasamatman	no	no	no	no
darby1970	yes	yes	yes	no
vofh	        yes	yes	yes	no
wolverine007	yes	x	yes	x
TomLechner	yes	no	no	yes
capacutec	yes	no	yes	no
dlouise37	yes	no	yes	no
z003y	        yes	x	?	x
upperdeck744	yes	yes	yes	no
maznb        	yes	no	yes	no
Our numbers are:
34 for the library
waiting list is: z003y, dlouise37, and capacutec; at least 1 of you will get in, but I suspect it will work out somehow for all of you.

19 for OCI
13 for Webers
?? for Panera (but you can just show up there)

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Old Jul 19, 12, 9:53 am
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I forgot to add Sagy to the waiting list for the library, he'll be the last one on the list.
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Old Jul 19, 12, 12:54 pm
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I'm going to fly in from europe to join you guys, I arrive friday afternoon.

Any chance we could squeeze one more person onto the list?

Thanks in advance!
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Old Jul 19, 12, 3:30 pm
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tcmaes has had to drop out, clearing one more space.
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Old Jul 19, 12, 5:04 pm
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I'll take it! Unless of course someone else is waiting ahead of me
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Old Jul 19, 12, 7:44 pm
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Some helpful info from previous posts:

Originally Posted by Bikeguy View Post
I want to make an offer to the attendees.

There are 3 rooms available in the Detroit airport area that will cost you $28.50 for Saturday night. This offer is not on any public site, it is an offer from me.

Pool, hot tub, work out facility available.
Transport from downtown saturday night:

someone will probably be able to give you a ride but if you need it,

Bikeguy: You could also just catch the regular bus back. I think the shuttle ends at 7 because the art fair ends at 6. We've never had to have anyone take public transportation back in the past though.

If public transport was required, you'd take Route 7 from the Blake Transit Center, a few blocks toward Main Street for Cottage Inn.
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Originally Posted by GrizShel
I was looking at hotel rates for our weekend and noticed that the Courtyard Detroit Metro Airport Romulus has a $64 rate where they give you a $25 Visa gift card bringing the effective rate to about $40; works for either Friday or Saturday night for those looking for a good deal in the DTW area.

Also, for those that aren't familiar with the Art Fair before that traffic can be quite congested with the fair crowds and numerous closed off streets.

For out of town attendees the cluster of hotels near the Briarwood Mall is one convenient area to stay in. There is a convenient shuttle between Briarwood Mall and the downtown area where the Art Fair and the Panera location for breakfast/lunch, the Library, and the Original Cottage Inn are. Info is in the brochure for AAAF:
http://www.visitannarbor.org/pdf/2012.ArtFairBroch.pdf
Bus service from DTW to downtown or Briarwood Mall area hotels:

Originally Posted by Bikeguy View Post
Actually, AATA went in with Michigan Flyer, and the intro rate for AirRide is $10 each way thru July 30.

It will be $12 normally.

http://detroit2020.com/2012/03/30/ne...metro-airport/

Go to MyAirRide.com.

And the best part for locals is parking is $2 for up to 2 weeks!

I will be getting on a train the Saturday morning of the DO, so I will be unable to attend.

And if you are a senior citizen, $11 R/T. I'm implying nothing about the age of some of our past attendees.

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Old Jul 19, 12, 7:54 pm
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Carpool offers from the Original cottage inn Saturday night:

Originally Posted by Frequent Miler View Post
I can take 3 or 4 (in a pinch). My wife has university parking which I'll use
Originally Posted by gpapadop View Post
I can give a ride too. I will miss the Panera Saturday morning as I just scheduled a client meeting in Northville...which means I may be late for the meeting at the library...assuming I find parking in time
Originally Posted by nep301 View Post
Sign me up for the Miles and points discussion and the cottage inn dinner. I can also drive some people back to their hotel after dinner if they're staying in ann arbor.
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Old Jul 19, 12, 9:25 pm
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Hey GrizShel, I won't be able to make the cottage inn dinner so unfortunately will not be able to give rides.
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Old Jul 20, 12, 7:13 am
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Parking?

Having attended the fair yesterday, which was a rainy weekday, parking was bad. For those that have been before, is there a recommendation on where to park? For both the Library and the Panera.

Prefer not to pay $20 like I did yesterday.

Thank you,

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Old Jul 20, 12, 7:28 am
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Originally Posted by tazdmb View Post
Having attended the fair yesterday, which was a rainy weekday, parking was bad. For those that have been before, is there a recommendation on where to park? For both the Library and the Panera.
If you still need to drive on Saturday, ask other locals about parking ideas, I don't know enough to tell you anything that is likely to be available. There is information on the Art Fair website.

Everything on Saturday is in the same area we'll walk from Panera to the library to the Cottage Inn.

You can take the Art Fair shuttle from Briarwood Mall. Hopefully there will be some others who can give you a ride back after dinner. Otherwise, take the bus 7 as explained abouve or join others to share a cab fare back to Briarwood Mall.

For out of towners, here are some of the hotels near Briarwood:

$159
Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel
3200 Boardwalk Street |


$129
Courtyard Ann Arbor
3205 Boardwalk |

$140
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Ann Arbor Univ. Mi...
3155 Boardwalk Drive |

$135
Extended Stay Deluxe Detroit - Ann Arbor
3265 Boardwalk Drive |

$119
Fairfield Inn Ann Arbor
3285 Boardwalk |

$189
Residence Inn Ann Arbor
800 Victors Way |

Hampton Inn Ann Arbor-South
925 Victors Way |

$150
Comfort Inn & Suites University South
3501 South State Street |

$100
Red Roof Inn Ann Arbor-Univ. of Michigan Sout...
3505 South State Street |

$129
The Kensington Court
610 Hilton Boulevard |

$164
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ann Arbor
600 Briarwood Circle |

$66
Motel 6 Ann Arbor
3764 S State St |

$131
Extended Stay America Detroit - Ann Arbor
1501 Briarwood Circle Drive |

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Old Jul 20, 12, 7:45 am
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Originally Posted by tazdmb View Post
Having attended the fair yesterday, which was a rainy weekday, parking was bad. For those that have been before, is there a recommendation on where to park? For both the Library and the Panera.

Prefer not to pay $20 like I did yesterday.

Thank you,

Frank (tazdmb)
The new underground parking lot next to the Ann Arbor public library on 5th street just opened at $12.00 per entry for all day parking. It is one block from one of the three art fairs. This new parking structure has that new multi-million dollar underground parking lot smell without the urine scent of our other local parking structures (although there is a giant "P" outside to apparently help guide the homeless where to pee in the stairwells.)

http://annarbor.com/news/ann-arbors-...ring-art-fair/
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Old Jul 20, 12, 8:00 am
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Originally Posted by ceieoc View Post
The new underground parking lot next to the Ann Arbor public library on 5th street just opened at $12.00 per entry for all day parking. It is one block from one of the three art fairs. This new parking structure has that new multi-million dollar underground parking lot smell without the urine scent of our other local parking structures (although there is a giant "P" outside to apparently help guide the homeless where to pee in the stairwells.)

http://annarbor.com/news/ann-arbors-...ring-art-fair/
Very helpful thanks so much!

Looking forward to meeting you all tomorrow!- Rene
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Old Jul 20, 12, 9:48 am
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A family emergency has arisen and I have to drive to Ohio this afternoon so I will have to miss the events tomorrow. Bummer on all accounts.
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Old Jul 20, 12, 10:01 am
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From what I can tell, there is not much interest in the lake day on Sunday, as such, I'll be cancelling it... maybe next year....
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Old Jul 20, 12, 10:39 am
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Originally Posted by Bikeguy
"I want to make an offer to the attendees.

There are 3 rooms available in the Detroit airport area that will cost you $28.50 for Saturday night. This offer is not on any public site, it is an offer from me.

Pool, hot tub, work out facility available. "

I should have pulled this offer a few days ago when I cancelled the rooms, at the 4 Points DTW, where rooms are 2000 points or 1200 and $28.

I'm sad that I won't be able to participate tomorrow.

I'm going to miss you guys!
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