Spencer is a restaurant at 113 E. Liberty in downtown Ann Arbor. Steve Hall and Abby Olitzky opened this restaurant and cheese bar in October 2015, after raising $33,000 on Kickstarter to get it going.



When first planned, the restaurant was to be called Central Provisions, but the owners decided to change the name to avoid a conflict with a similarly named restaurant in Portland, ME.


December 2015. What the Heck Is a Cheese Bar? Spencer opens a new artisanal frontier. Ann Arbor Observer.

October 21, 2015. Spencer restaurant and cheese bar now open in Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor News. "Spencer will be open just for lunch for the near future, while Hall and Olitzky wait for the final approvals for the restaurant's liquor license. Dinner service will be added as soon as the approvals come through."

July 22, 2015. From pop-up to restaurant, Central Provisions becomes Spencer. Concentrate Media.