Support Black-Owned Businesses in Washtenaw County

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

24th Cheesecakerie

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.

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.

Blue Nile

Experience the elegance of a traditional Ethiopian royal feast. 

221 E. Washington, Ann Arbor. 734-998-4746.

Brookie’s Cafe

Bringing flavor and good food to all families in the Ypsilanti area, from lamb chops to burgers.

1785 Washtenaw Ave, Ypsilanti. 734-773-7070.

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.

EK’s Cheesecakes

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.

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.

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.

Jamaican Spice

A catering service that brings you home-style cooking straight from Jamaica. 734-489-3935.

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.

A Taste of Soul by Biggie

Serving barbecue and American cuisine, this food has soul.

1004 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. 734-483-8360.

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.

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Best Unity Shirts

This black-owned, woman-owned business inspires action, serves donors, and supports communities.

24 N. Washington St, Downtown Ypsilanti.

The Chosen Few Threads

A design forward fashion brand for the go-getter, dreamer, maker, artist, and risk-takers.

2835 Roundtree Blvd, Ypsilanti.

Dorothy’s Daughters Boutique

Looking to shake up your wardrobe? Dorothy’s Daughters Boutique offers a variety of styles in a wide range of sizes, from xs to 3x, there’s something for everyone! Dorothy’s Daughters Boutique.

Olympus Clothing

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.

Puffer Reds

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.

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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.

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.


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.

Hungry Hustla Fitness

This gym offers a variety of classes and personal training.

1828 E Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. 734-961-7193.

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.

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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.


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

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.

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.

Kamala Tree Designs

From Homegoods to Jewelry and Smudging, you’ll be able to find all types of beautifully handcrafted pieces of art at Kamala Tree Designs.

105 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline.

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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.

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. 

Premium Cutz

This barber shop is known for being professional, friendly, and is wheelchair accessible.

308 Perrin St, Ypsilanti. 734-484-2240.

The Traveling Waxer

NiQuesha Grisham has been a licensed cosmetologist for 20 years and has been operating as The Traveling Waxer for the last four years. The Traveling Waxer provides full body waxing and facial services to men and women. Book online and email is best.

Located within Hair Essentials Salon Studios 4695 Washtenaw Ave. Suite 15, Ann Arbor.

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.

BOYD Beauty

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.

The Butters Hygienics Co

Owner Jerome Stuart Nichols is proudly black and gay and sells handcrafted face, body, and hair products. 734-221-0250.

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.

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.

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.

Jeanys Jams

Offering a variety of handmade body products made locally using vegan products. 734-217-6655.


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.

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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.


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.

Harmony Counseling Center, PLLC
Providing counseling services, workshops, and wellness resources to support emotional health and well-being.
321 S. Main St. Ann Arbor, MI 48103.


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.

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.

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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.

Our black neighbors need our support. Let’s give it by supporting local black-owned businesses in Washtenaw County. This list will help! #BuyBlackFriday
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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.

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.

Landscaping, Home Cleaning Services, and Real Estate Services

Hinton Real Estate Group INC.

Ready to buy or sell your home? Hinton Real Estate is here to help! They’re the perfect one-stop-shop to find properties, resources, and the best agents in Livingston and Washtenaw Counties.

36 N. Washington St, Ypsilanti. 734-480-8650.

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. 734-834-1066.

Niki’s Shine Bright Cleaning

Looking to clean your office? Look no further than Niki’s Shine Bright Cleaning! Their commercial cleaning can help keep your office clean and fresh. 734-389-5550.

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