Support Black-Owned Businesses in Washtenaw County

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

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.

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.

Dorothy’s Daughters Boutique

They specialize in providing you styles that fit you! Ranging from small-3x, your comfort zone is up to you!

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.

B Young B Fit 

Your fitness is your journey, not your destination. B Young, B FIt and B You!

4350 Concourse Dr, Ann Arbor. 734-975-0984.


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.

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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.

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.

Pierre Paul Design

Features timeless custom framing and stunning artwork that are anything but ordinary.

3252 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor. 7349-975-1050.

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.

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Barber Shops and Salons

Addicted Nails 

Come get addicted to nail options that specializes in all phases of nail care!

880 S Grove St #3, Ypsilanti. 734-323-7768.

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


Finesse 1 Hair, Nail Salon And Barber

Introducing hair, nail and barber choices for your convenience.

500 Congress St, Ypsilanti, MI. 734-482-2170. 

Premium Cutz

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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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.


Space created for curious, hard working and social professionals.WiFi and coffee is offered as well!

13 N Washington St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. 734-315-0888.

Elite Tax Consultants

They specialize in providing discreet and professional income tax preparation services. 2048 Washtenaw Ave LL Suite #1, Ypsilanti. 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.

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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.


Providing counseling services, workshops, and wellness resources to support emotional health and well-being.
321 S. Main St, Ann Arbor. 

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.

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