As a final wish, "I'd really like to have a good place for my bears." Weather permitting, he sculpts snow bears out front, where his awning protects them from the elements.
Another iconic restaurant--and Blimpy's culinary opposite--is also moving. Seva, one of Ann Arbor's first vegetarian restaurants, had a pretty sweet deal with its landlord, VFW Post 423, and when the lease was up last year, the VFW suggested that a large rent hike was in order. Seva has been on a month-to-month ever since. At press time the vegetarian restaurant was very close to signing a deal for a new space, but didn't want to say where: "There's nothing I can tell you that's not already out there," owner Jeff Jackson wearily called out to his manager, who repeated the message into the phone.
What's already out there, reported by AnnArbor.com, is that the VFW is listing the space with Colliers and asking $19.50 per square foot ($7.50 for the basement, where the Comedy Showcase is).