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Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea
123 West Washington
The first eveidence of Urban Fairies outside of our home April 7, 2005

There's a lot to say about Sweetwaters. It is my favorite café In Ann Arbor. I like to go there and day dream and brainstorm. I think that I first imagined that the fairies might move downtown while sitting in Sweetwaters. My wife and I have planned and schemed lots of projects there.

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First Appearance April 7, 2005

This is the first fairy door that I saw outside of our house.

Walkin' By
Reappearance
inside
April 30, 2005
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A bit of architectural detailing on the outside of the building which was mimicked on the little door inside.

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December 07, 2006
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So... I build a riser for the "Fairy Doors of Ann Arbor" poster display and dontcha know the little-guys move in!
... While they were at it, they cleaned up the door, repairing the cornice and upgrading the stoop to a tile.
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As if there aren't enough coffee shops in Ann Arbor... the space with appears to be just that...
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I suppose they serve "micro brew"?

There are a couple of blue cups on saucers, two tumblers "made" from wire nuts and a copy of the "Gnome News".

Gnome News is good news!™
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12.19.06
I thought I had my first fairy sighting!!!
... on closer inspection, I found a porcelain fairy DOLL left on the stoop of the Sweetwater's fairy door.
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1.09.07
Now it's FLAT FAIRIES!
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1.15.07
It looks as if the fairies are ordering food delivered!
I received some beautiful photos from Myra Klarman:
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Sweetwater Café's urban fairy door.
by Myra Klarman
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Sweetwater Café's urban fairy door.
by Myra Klarman
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Sweetwater Café's urban fairy door & oblivious customers.
by Myra Klarman
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6.07.07
Urban Fairy Merchandise Central!
Books, Cards & Posters...
and
micro brews for the fey.
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5.21.08
It seems that the urban fairies at the Micro Brew Café cannot hold their coffee!
A Wild West Style brawl must have broken out, resulting in a smashed window and tables!
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Even the copy of The Gnome News was torn! Surprisingly, the cups and glasses survived!
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