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Holiday Happenings in Ypsilanti

Make Ypsilanti your top holiday stop this season! Visit the Ypsilanti area this holiday season for an enchanted experience in our charming city. There are plenty of events happening and things to do - you may find yourself getting cozy by the fireplace at Corner Brewery, or perhaps feeling like…

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8 Incredible Antique Stores in Ypsilanti, Michigan

Ypsilanti is known for its juxtaposition between the old and the new. Students from Eastern Michigan University ignite excitement in the community, while historical architecture and museums line the streets. While Ypsilanti is making a name for itself as a home for young entrepreneurs and artists…

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10 Unique Things to See When Visiting EMU

Not only does Eastern Michigan University have tons of resources and activities for students and faculty, but many of those are available for public view or exploration. Read on to learn more about what there is to see as a visitor to EMU: 1. Art Walk Take a self-guided art walk throughout campus…

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Ypsilanti: What’s in a Name?

“Ypsilanti” is a daunting name to pronounce for those unfamiliar with it. However, it's very unusualness is central to Ypsilantians' sense of the uniqueness of their community. How did a town in southern Michigan, known for many hundreds of years in Native Iroquoian and Algonquian languages, and…

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Fun Facts About The Willow Run Bomber Plant

You’ve probably heard of Rosie the Riveter, that iconic figure of American spirit. Many people may also know that Rose Will Monroe traveled from rural Kentucky to Ypsilanti, Michigan to work among thousands of others during World War II. But what about where she worked and what she made? Find out…

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Living The Patio Life In Ypsilanti, Michigan

Summer is in its home stretch and autumn is right around the corner. A great way to enjoy the last few loooooonng days of summer is to sip on a drink or snack on some of the coolest patios around Ypsi. We went on a scavenger hunt around town to find the best restaurant patios, and here's our list of…

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Vegelanti: How Vegetarians Dine in Ypsi

Search no more, fellow veggies, because Ypsi Real has compiled a list of Ypsilanti’s vegetarian and vegan hot spots and highlights. Ollie Food and Spirits (42 E. Cross St.) Located in Depot Town, Ollie's features a seasonally rotating menu composed of high-quality, locally sourced ingredients…

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Fly Fishing in Ypsilanti

The Huron River is one of the best places in Michigan for smallmouth bass fishing. Our guest blogger Emma Schulte interviewed the owner of Schultz Outfitters, Mike Schultz, in Ypsilanti. She learned what makes fly fishing a memorable experience for both beginners and experts alike. If you’re not an…

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11 Eye-Catching Signs in Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti, MI, commonly referred to as "Ypsi" is a town full of rich history and creative energy. Not only is it home to Eastern Michigan University, this city is also home to loads of unique signage! Be sure to take the the time to stop and look at the expert craftsmanship and artistry on these…

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