West Cross Street
“West Cross Street Business District is a diverse district offering many of Ypsilanti’s hidden gems. Being the closest district to EMU, much love is always appreciated from the rest of Ypsilanti. Amazing diverse food, coffee shops, unique bookshops, grocery stores, bars, and even a thrift shop with one of a kind finds. Its thriving like never before, and we love being here.”
– Paul Ajlouny, Eagles Market and Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea
West Cross Street Commercial District is a vibrant area situated between Ypsilanti’s Downtown and Depot Town, close to Eastern Michigan University’s campus. This mixed-use, walkable business district is experiencing an energizing revitalization with the infusion of great neighborhood bars like Hamburger Marys, as well as community-friendly coffee shops like Sweetwater Coffee, which draws a mix of EMU students and local residents. The district contains many established businesses such as Wurst Bar, Cross Street Coffee and STUFD and many fast casual student orientated businesses catering to students such as Jimmy John’s, Got Burger, and Insomnia Cookies. The West Cross TIF Plan can be found here.
Fun facts: West Cross is home to the original Domino’s Pizza (now Got Burger). However, the original Domino’s was first called Dominics and it was located in the present location of Stufd.