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AADL Talks To: Maren and Jeff Jackson, Owners of Seva

Maren and Jeff Jackson, February 2024In this episode, AADL Talks To Maren and Jeff Jackson, the owners of Seva. In 2023, the vegetarian restaurant celebrated its 50th anniversary. It was first opened in 1973 at 314 East Liberty Street by Steve Bellock, and purchased by Maren and Jeff Jackson in 1997. Maren and Jeff talk about Seva’s early history, from its beginning as a vegetarian restaurant amidst other countercultural businesses and organizations, through its menu changes and other transitions over the years. 

 

Westgate Kroger Employees Dress For Halloween, October 1984 Photographer: Robert Chase

Westgate Kroger Employees Dress For Halloween, October 1984 image
Year:
1984
Published In:
Ann Arbor News, October 29, 1984
Caption:
HAPPY HALLOWEEN - Workers at the Kroger's store in Westgate donned seasonal attire last week to celebrate trick-or-treat day. Pictured here are Alice Manley, the witch behind the cash register; Scott Stutzman, the chicken, and Frank Glacken, the clown, packing groceries; and a fuzzy blue Cookie Monster, known to her co-workers as Merry Hilner.

Arlan's Self-Service Discount Department Store in Westgate Shopping Center, 2465 W Stadium, August 1962

Arlan's Self-Service Discount Department Store in Westgate Shopping Center, 2465 W Stadium, August 1962 image
Year:
1946
Published In:
Ann Arbor News, August 25, 1962
Caption:
ARLAN'S OPENS: This is the interior of the 70,000-square-foot Arlan's Self-Service Discount Department Store in Westgate Shopping Center at W. Stadium Blvd. and Jackson Ave. The store was opened Thursday, when crowds jammed a 2,000-car parking lot to visit and make purchases at the new $500,000 facility stocked with an estimated $1,000,000 in goods.

Free Methodist Church Group Leaving For Volunteers in Action Program In Texas, April 1974 Photographer: Robert Chase

Free Methodist Church Group Leaving For Volunteers in Action Program In Texas, April 1974 image
Year:
1974
Published In:
Ann Arbor News, April 13, 1974
Caption:
On Way To Texas Ten members of the Free Methodist Church of Ann Arbor are on their way to San Antonio, Tex. where they will work with four Latin American churches. Mrs. Lynne Larmee, from left, Pam Householder and Peter Young load traveling gear onto one of several vans which left from the Westgate Shopping Center parking lot. Nearly 50 Free Methodists from southern Michigan involved in Volunteers in Action, are making the 10-day trip to San Antonio, where they will help the churches make repairs, conduct a Bible school and evangelistic services.

Kevin P. McCollough & His Dog, Showball, Winners At Westgate Shopping Center's Pet Circus, July 17, 1967

Kevin P. McCollough & His Dog, Showball, Winners At Westgate Shopping Center's Pet Circus, July 17, 1967 image
Year:
1967
Published In:
Ann Arbor News, July 17, 1967
Caption:
Proud owners and their dogs pose with trophies after winning "Pet Circus" competition at Westgate Shopping Center on Saturday. Kevin P. McCollough, 3, and his dog, "Snowball," took honors in the best-dressed phase. With them is Dan McCully, manager of the Kresge Store at the shopping center. Kevin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McCollough of 2824 Briarcliff. Winners in the best-trained area were Wendy Walters, 9, and her dog, "Duchess." Wendy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Walters of 311 Glenwood. There were some 40 entries in the animal circus sponsored by the Westgate Merchants Association. The pets included a baby bat, iguana, coati-mondi and stag beetle.

Kevin P. McCollough & His Dog, Showball, Winners At Westgate Shopping Center's Pet Circus, July 17, 1967

Kevin P. McCollough & His Dog, Showball, Winners At Westgate Shopping Center's Pet Circus, July 17, 1967 image
Year:
1967
Published In:
Ann Arbor News, July 17, 1967
Caption:
Proud owners and their dogs pose with trophies after winning "Pet Circus" competition at Westgate Shopping Center on Saturday. Kevin P. McCollough, 3, and his dog, "Snowball," took honors in the best-dressed phase. With them is Dan McCully, manager of the Kresge Store at the shopping center. Kevin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McCollough of 2824 Briarcliff. Winners in the best-trained area were Wendy Walters, 9, and her dog, "Duchess." Wendy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Walters of 311 Glenwood. There were some 40 entries in the animal circus sponsored by the Westgate Merchants Association. The pets included a baby bat, iguana, coati-mondi and stag beetle.

Wendy Walters & Her Dog, Duchess, Winners At Westgate Shopping Center's Pet Circus, July 17, 1967

Wendy Walters & Her Dog, Duchess, Winners At Westgate Shopping Center's Pet Circus, July 17, 1967 image
Year:
1967
Published In:
Ann Arbor News, July 17, 1967
Caption:
Proud owners and their dogs pose with trophies after winning "Pet Circus" competition at Westgate Shopping Center on Saturday. Kevin P. McCollough, 3, and his dog, "Snowball," took honors in the best-dressed phase. With them is Dan McCully, manager of the Kresge Store at the shopping center. Kevin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McCollough of 2824 Briarcliff. Winners in the best-trained area were Wendy Walters, 9, and her dog, "Duchess." Wendy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Walters of 311 Glenwood. There were some 40 entries in the animal circus sponsored by the Westgate Merchants Association. The pets included a baby bat, iguana, coati-mondi and stag beetle.