Updated By: Juan Walker
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
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.
Dorothy’s Daughters Boutique
They specialize in providing you styles that fit you! Ranging from small-3x, your comfort zone is up to you!
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
B Young B Fit
Your fitness is your journey, not your destination. B Young, B FIt and B You!
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
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
Legacy Design & Photography
A picture is worth a thousand words…and so is your legacy.
Located in Ann Arbor and nearby areas. 248-789-0262. legacydesignphoto.com
Pierre Paul Design
Features timeless custom framing and stunning artwork that are anything but ordinary.
3252 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor. 7349-975-1050. pierrepauldesign.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
Come get addicted to nail options that specializes in all phases of nail care!
880 S Grove St #3, Ypsilanti. 734-323-7768. firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Finesse 1 Hair, Nail Salon And Barber
Introducing hair, nail and barber choices for your convenience.
500 Congress St, Ypsilanti, MI. 734-482-2170. finesseone.com
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.
Procerus Skin Care
Return to the love of bringing safe and effective solutions to those seeking to combat the signs of aging, sun damage and bulging.
315 E Eisenhower Pkwy # 8, Ann Arbor. 734-794-3786. procerusskincare.com
Reveal Brows & Body Waxing By Naomi
Progressive skincare company that keeps men and women from all walks of life in mind.
820 W Eisenhower Pkwy Suite 302, Ann Arbor. 734-904-8308. revealbynaomi.glossgenius.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.
Space created for curious, hard working and social professionals.WiFi and coffee is offered as well!
Elite Tax Consultants
They specialize in providing discreet and professional income tax preparation services. 2048 Washtenaw Ave LL Suite #1, Ypsilanti. Smalleytl@gmail.com 734-879-0792
Integrative Empowerment Group, PLLC
A collective of therapists who share a vision of affirming diversity, empowering individual expression and promoting integrative mental, emotional, and personal growth.
2488 Golfside Drive, Ypsilanti. 734-945-6210. integrativeempowerment.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. 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
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