Adam Lowenstein is an Ann Arbor entrepreneur whose businesses include Big Ten BurritoGood Time Charley'sBTB Cantina, The Alley Bar, The Last Word and Live. 

Adam Lowenstein (LinkedIn profile picture)

In 2015, Lowenstein and Rishi Narayan helped launch the AFC (Associate Football Club) Ann Arbor, a semi-pro soccer team in the Great Lakes Premier League.

In 2012 at age 29, Lowenstein was named as one of the Twenty in Their 20s by Crain's Detroit Business.


2015: Helps launch AFC (Associate Football Club) Ann Arbor, a semi-pro soccer team in the Great Lakes Premier League.

January 2012: Opens a 5,000-square-foot dance club called Live on South First Street and a craft-cocktail lounge in the basement called The Last Word.

2010: Buys Alley Bar at 112. W. Liberty.

2008: Opens BTB Cantina above Good Time Charley’s on South University Ave. Also launches BTB Partybus.

2007: Buys Good Time Charley’s on South University Avenue.

2006: Earns undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in English and film & video studies.

2004: Opens Big Ten Burrito (BTB) on South State Street, with business partner Justin Herrick.

2000: Moves to Ann Arbor.

In the news

Sports on the side: Adam Lowenstein boosts Ann Arbor restaurant portfolio, launches soccer team – Crain's Detroit Business, May 15, 2015

Adam Lowenstein (left) and Rishi Narayan (blue polo shirt) working concessions at the May 1 inaugural AFC Ann Arbor game at Pioneer High School's Holloway Field.

AFC Ann Arbor plants its roots – Michigan Daily, May 13, 2015

Entre-SLAM II Entrepreneur Storytelling: Adam Lowenstein – YouTube video, May 1, 2012

Twenty in their 20s – Crain's Detroit Business, March 22, 2012

LIVE Happy Hour Has a Reprieve – Ann Arbor Observer, March 2012

Live and the Last Word set to open in Ann Arbor – Detroit Free Press, Feb. 2, 2012

BTB Cantina, Good Time Charley’s owners to open downtown bar and club – Michigan Daily, Jan. 10, 2012

Building An Empire With A Burrito Joint – Concentrate, Nov. 17, 2010

Alley Bar reopens Tuesday under ownership of the BTB/Good Time Charley's team –, Aug. 1, 2010

Other sources

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