The Wolverine

April 2013

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An Ann Arbor Institution Many U-M Athletes And Coaches Have Enjoyed Good Food And Special Relationships At Mister Spots W hen Ohio natives Keith M c K e n d r y a n d Ti m Wojcik first opened Mister Spots restaurant on State Street's restaurant row in 1986, they literally put everything they had into it. The 23-year old entrepreneurs, high school friends and college roommates at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, dug through their pockets just to make change on their first day in business. A few times they'd politely ask a customer or two for exact change, leading them down the road to a nearby teller machine. They all came back, though, and on a larger scale they've been coming back ever since. Mister Spots — named for a $3.00 kitten barely spared being python fodder when a Bowling Green, Ohio, pet shop ran out of the usual reptile fare — has Mister Spots opened on State Street's restaurant row in 1986 and has been serving cheesesteaks, hoagies, onion rings, waffle fries and wings ever since. photo by heather nash

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