89.1 WEMU

Downtown Ypsilanti

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In its third year, a night of lights, music, and energy is planned for downtown Ypsilanti.  “ypsiGLOW" takes place Friday evening, October 26th.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry speaks with organizer Jeri Rosenberg and Kristen Klochko from Eastern Michigan University's Engage@EMU to talk about the lively community event said to be bigger and better than ever!

Ann Arbor SPark
Ann Arbor SPARK

To help attract new companies to Ypsilanti, the city partnered with the Ann Arbor economic development organization, SPARK for a special real estate tour.

Bob Eccles

A long-time downtown Ypsilanti eyesore appears to be getting a new lease on life.  The former Smith Furniture Store at 15 S. Washington Street has sat empty, collecting rainwater and mold, for about 20 years.

The building was sold at auction in August, and the people who bought the property have hired Stewart Beal to be their real estate broker. 

Beal is President of Beal Properties. 

His vision for the building is to create Washington Market + Shops - sort of a mini Kerrytown, with a grocery store or market surrounded by shops.