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Ah, Depot Town, Riverside Park, Eastern Michigan University. Ypsilanti is all about the perfect summer festival. Its walkable neighborhoods boast vintage housing to die for and its downtown historic district is the third largest in Michigan -- only Detroit and Grand Rapids have larger ones. Its independent music and art scenes are thriving, and it boasts a diversity and community spirit very few other Metro Detroit cities can touch.

Grab a sandwich at Beezy's Cafe. Catch an outre performance at the Dreamland Puppet Theatre. Down a Michigan brew at Frog Island or Corner Brewery. Check out the latest art show at Riverside Gallery or lust after an antique architectural find at Materials Unlimited.

At nearly 200 years old, this storied community's history has yet to be written. After all, name another city in Michigan that holds an annual summer festival dedicated to Elvis and the annual DIY fest, the Shadow Art Fair?
Feature StoryAnnie Palmer of Little Traps

What keeps Ypsi's music scene rocking?


Feature StoryLee Osler's "Back to Ypsilanti" on vinyl.

9 great songs about Ypsilanti (and a few bad ones)


Feature StoryConcentrate's office at Landline Creative Labs in Ypsi.

On the Ground Ypsilanti returns for 2018


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Feature StoryUMS will present "Us/Them" Jan. 24 and 28 as part of its "No Safety Net" series.

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Feature StoryOn the Ground Ypsi panel discussion
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What’s a river worth? New report sets economic value on the Huron River


Development NewsWillis Sound's exterior.

New recording studio opens in Willis church


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Ypsi crowdfunding statistics reveal startling disparity


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Video: Why car seat checks keep Michigan's children safe


Development NewsBlack Ypsi sign on the First Ward School.
Feature StoryBryan Foley at the Parkridge Community Center

What are Ypsi's greatest strengths and challenges?


VideoDancers perform at the African Student Association's "So You Think You Can Dance?" event.
Feature StoryPastor Jerry Hatter at Brown Chapel AME Church