Local businesses have carried a heavy burden since the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to close their physical doors. This weight has been doubled with recent protests, particularly for black-owned business owners. More than ever, they need our support. Let’s be sure to give it.
Please be sure to contact the business, either by phone or visit their website, for hours of operations.
Restaurants and Food
From innovative cheesecake flavors, like caramel apple crunch, to classics like New York style cheesecake, everything is made with only the best ingredients like fresh fruit, artisan chocolate, and premium nuts.
14 N. Washington St, Ypsilanti. 734-489-4707. 24thcc.com.
734 Brewing Co.
The company’s mission is to extend the reach of great beer to forgotten communities while making quality accessible to all.
15 East Cross St, Ypsilanti. 734-340-3468. 734brewing.com
Experience the elegance of a traditional Ethiopian royal feast.
221 E. Washington, Ann Arbor. 734-998-4746. bluenilemi.com
Bringing flavor and good food to all families in the Ypsilanti area, from lamb chops to burgers.
1785 Washtenaw Ave, Ypsilanti. 734-773-7070. facebook.com/brookiescafe
Cuppy’s Best Soulful Bistro
Providing wholesome, home-style cooking that will nourish the soul as well as the body.
1030 Ecorse Rd, Ypsilanti. 734-320-2577. facebook.com/YpsilantiSoulfood
Choose from an assortment of cheesecakes in two different sizes: six-inch and nine-inch. Order online and allow up to three days for pick-up or delivery.
105 Valley Drive, Ypsilanti. 734-368-7601. ekcheesecakes.com
El Harissa Market Cafe
Introducing people to a whole new cuisine from North Africa and Mediterranean Europe to Tunisia.
1516 North Maple Rd, Ann Arbor. 734-585-0686. elharissa.com
Good Eats Mobile Food Company
This family operated business consistently brings great tasting food to convenient locations. Contact Good Eats if you want them to come to you!
Jamaican Jerk Pit
A unique restaurant serving up the very best Caribbean dishes.
314 South Thayer, Ann Arbor. 734-585-5278. jamaicanjerkpit.com
A catering service that brings you home-style cooking straight from Jamaica.
Mo P’s Chicken and Fish
Providing a taste of the south, freshly made fish, chicken, and sides will send you coming back for more.
2071 Golfside Rd, Ypsilanti. 734-340-3972. facebook.com/MoPSoulFood/
A Taste of Soul by Biggie
Serving barbecue and American cuisine, this food has soul.
1004 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. 734-483-8360. facebook.com/A-Taste-Of-Soul-by-Biggies-Soul-Food-Restaurant-112808685426144/
What’s in Your Cup? Juice and Smoothie Cafe
In addition to smoothies, you can enjoy amazing salads, soups, and wraps in a cozy and relaxing environment. All items are vegan, dairy-free, and mostly organic (no animal products).
1816 Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti. 734-340-9097. whatsinyourcupcafe.com
Best Unity Shirts
This black-owned, woman-owned business inspires action, serves donors, and supports communities.
The Chosen Few Threads
A design forward fashion brand for the go-getter, dreamer, maker, artist, and risk-takers.
Inspired by Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece, this company has the goal of inspiring young men and women to reach their full potential.
A family-owned business for 40 years, carrying the latest apparel, footwear, and accessories in lifestyle fashion.
113 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. 734-485-7050. pufferreds.com
3N1 Fitness Revolution
More than a place to work out, this company also has a registered dietician and licensed clinical psychologist to help get your mind fit, body fit, and nourish it.
1952 S. Industrial Hwy, Suite H, Ann Arbor. 734-369-3890. 3n1fit.com
A-Square Fight Club
This is an open gym for all ages that offers you the opportunity to learn the skills of boxing, get experience sparring, and if you want, grow into a competitive fighter.
3000 Packard Rd. Suite B, Ann Arbor. 734-585-8823. asquarefightclub.com
BodySpecs offers a variety of packages and passes for any gym member to choose from. This facility has some of the most sought-after personal trainers in the Ann Arbor area.
3796 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor. 734-827-2744. bodyspecs.net/
Hungry Hustla Fitness
This gym offers a variety of classes and personal training.
1828 E Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. 734-961-7193. facebook.com/hungryhustlafitness
Societe Indoor Cycling
Offering classes that are fun, engaging, diverse and appealing to all fitness, age, and gender groups.
2121 Oak Valley Dr, Ann Arbor. 734-926-5373. societeindoorcycling.com
Art, Books, Music, and Novelty
Black Stone Bookstore and Cultural Center
Black Stone Bookstore and Culture Center is the perfect place to get great book recommendations and great conversations.
214 W. Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti. 734-961-7376. blackstonebookstore.com
Brick and Mortar Modern General Store
Bringing back the classic general store with a modern twist. Although the company isn’t black owned, the store does feature black artists.
21 E Cross Street, Ypsilanti. 734-340-2343. brickandmortarypsi.com
DIYpsi (dip-see) is a handmade art fair that takes place in Ypsilanti’s business districts once each summer and winter. The event is hosted by four Ypsilanti based artists, and local black artists come to sell and showcase their work. To get involved, fill out the contact form on their website.
DJ Graffiti is an Ann Arbor based club, concert, and event DJ who has preformed with many famous artists, such as Snoop Dogg, Beyonce, Dave Chappelle, Big Sean, and Eminem. He is now available for virtual events.
2232 S. Main St, #216. Ann Arbor. djgraffiti.com
The Euphoric Treefort
Selling “nostalgic novelty gifts for nerds,” ranging from handcrafted candles to fanny pack sweatshirts.
3000 Green Road, Ste 130882, Ann Arbor. 213-444-FORT. euphorictreefort.com
Barber Shops and Salons
De Shaney Hair Salon
Their team of professionals are ready to highlight your best features and make you look stunning.
4890 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor. 734-273-9081. deshaneyhairsalon.com
My Doggies Grooming Salon and Boutique
Customers love bringing their dogs to be pampered!
1878 Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti. 734-480-1460
Johnnie Rush Barber Shop
This shop offers unisex hairstyling, opening the opportunity for everyone to come visit.
1031 Broadway St, Ann Arbor. 734-668-9183.
This barber shop is known for being professional, friendly, and is wheelchair accessible.
308 Perrin St, Ypsilanti. 734-484-2240. premium-cutz-llc.business.site
Health, Beauty, and Spa Services
A2 Huron View
One of Ann Arbor’s most prominent resources and a one-stop-shop for high-grade, organically grown, plant-based options.
3152 Packard St, Ann Arbor. 734-882-2970. a2huronview.com
The top priority of BOYD Beauty is to delivery happiness. This company will work with you to find the facial treatment or medial spa procedure that is perfect for what you need!
1000 E. Stadium Blvd. Ann Arbor. 734-669-6000. boyddetroit.com
The Butters Hygienics Co
Owner Jerome Stuart Nichols is proudly black and gay and sells handcrafted face, body, and hair products.
Cocoa Healing Collective
Take some time to treat yourself! Cocoa Healing Collective will help you peel away the stress with their amazing massages.
32 N. Washington, Suite #2, Ypsilanti. 734-315-0099. cocoahealingcollective.com
dbts Skin Bar
A truly inclusive brand that caters to all genders, skin types, & concerns. In addition to purchasing their line, you can schedule a treatment.
2217 Packard Street, Ann Arbor. 734-975-0990. dbtsskinbar.com
Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa
Specializing in quality massage services at affordable prices, the company logo honors indigenous people with their history of healing.
223 N. Maple Rd, Ann Arbor. 734-662-2000. handandstone.com
Offering a variety of handmade body products made locally using vegan products.
Owned by two licensed estheticians and massage therapists with 17 years of combined experience.
Inside the Contempo Salon Studios, 2900 S. State St. (Studios 8 & 9), Ann Arbor. 734-961-7124. spalyfe.com
Counseling and Community Services
The Back Office Studios
If you’re an at-home professional or working on a start-up, finding the right space to work can be difficult. The Back Office Studios offers the remote professional a space to rent and do work, providing the feel of an office without the office politics.
13 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti. 734-315-0888. thebackofficestudio.com.
Offering two locations
Bottles-N-Backpacks works with the community to help develop and grow stronger families. They have two campuses for patrons to visit.
South Campus. 1003 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Chapelle Campus. 111 S Wallace Blvd., Ypsilanti. Chapelle Campus. 111 S Wallace Blvd. Ypsilanti MI 48197. 734-340-2231. bottlesnbackpacks.com
Helpful Resources Consulting
This firm specializes in HR Consulting for organizations. Additionally, they offer career coaching for individuals looking for some professional help.
Integrative Empowerment Group, PLLC
Offering 3 locations
A collective of therapists who share a vision of affirming diversity, empowering individual expression and promoting integrative mental, emotional, and personal growth.
122 South Main Street, Suite 200, Ann Arbor. 560 S. Main St, Ann Arbor. 2488 Golfside Drive, Ypsilanti. 734-945-6210. integrativeempowerment.com
Overflow Marketing Solutions
Looking for a good digital push for your small or medium sized business? Check out Overflow Marketing Solutions, who are talented at handling your website, advertising, and design needs.
2232 S. Main St, #216B. Ann Arbor. 734-794-3077. iwantoverflow.com
We the People Opportunity Farm
Their mission is to break the cycle of incarceration in Washtenaw County by investing in the employment and development of formerly incarcerated men and women through farming and community engagement.
3000 Green Street #131382, Ann Arbor. 734-757-5067. www.wtpof.org
Auto, Moving, and Printing Services
Ann Arbor Muffler, Brakes, and Shocks
You can get complete automotive care with great service.
2333 Jackson Avenue, Ann Arbor. 734-769-5913. annarbormufflerinc.com
Make it Beautiful Auto Detailing
They will make your car look brand-new!
611 S Maple Rd, Ann Arbor. 734-686-9690.
Hi-Five Moving and Hauling
“Your friend with a truck,” this local moving company serves Washtenaw county and surrounding areas.
Ypsi Marketing & Print Company
With over 15 years in the printing industry, YMPC’s goal is to provide top-notch customer service and products for your printing needs.
105 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. 734-485-8889. facebook.com/YpsiPrinter
K&D Edible Landscaping
K&D Edible Landscaping does a phenomenal job changing your yard into a delicious foodscape. They’re passionate about growing food and giving you new, unique landscapes that will help feed your family! Send Kim and Darryl Groce for more information on the awesome services they provide.
firstname.lastname@example.org. 734-834-1066. kdediblelandscapingllc.com
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