by Sally Mitani
"We wanted a bigger space. Most stores we have are bigger, about 10,000 square feet," says Jayesh Patel. But Patel Brothers, the fifty-five store chain started in 1974 by Mafat Patel in Chicago, couldn't find a store that size that they liked in Ann Arbor, so the company made do with a 3,500-square-foot slot in Pittsfield Plaza. It's only about a mile from Bombay Grocery on Packard, but, Jayesh says, "everybody can survive, if you do it the right way."
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