“I have loved being in Depot Town for 45 years. Our district has gone through some major changes but the one constant has always been the merchants and customers. It is sweet to walk into a store and get that old town feeling, personal care, and pleasant conversation. Depot Town is a unique district that works together to make visiting an enjoyable experience and a place to share with friends“
–Sandee French, Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill
The whistle of a train pierces the air, and the nearby Huron River sparkles in the sun. This is Depot Town, where trains still rumble through on regular intervals and Ypsilanti’s original train depot still stands today — along with rows of beautiful, original brick buildings from the turn of the century. Visitors are drawn to tasty local restaurants such as Maiz, Ollie Tavern, and Sidetrack as well as unique, Michigan-centric shops such as the Eyrie and Brick and Mortar. Visitors can walk along cobblestone sidewalks to the Depot Town farmers’ market, a festival in a nearby park, a multitude of antique stories, or the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum.
Fun Fact: The first City Hall, Jail and Clothing Store was located in Depot Town.