Meet the businesses at Landline Creative Labs.
Peek into our offices and you’ll find storytellers of all kinds: photographers, designers, artists, writers and filmmakers. View the directory.
Meet Frank D, barber and shop owner
In 2018, inspired by the other changes taking place at 209 Pearl, Frank expanded his operation, moving his barber chair to a back room, and opening Frank D’s Convenience Store. Directly across from Ypsilanti’s busy downtown transit center, Frank’s shop, which carries everything from common household items and by-the-slice pizza to soft drinks and snacks, has quickly become part of Ypsilanti’s downtown neighborhood.
Futel: Ypsilanti’s Free Public Phone
In March 2018, 209 Pearl Street became home to a free community telephone thanks to a partnership with Futel, a Portland-based activism/public arts entity dedicated to the democratization of telecommunications through the introduction of free pay phones into America’s urban centers.
What’s next for 209 Pearl?
What kinds of companies work at Landline Creative Labs?
Are these artists studios?
Is this an incubator?
Are there common facilities? What about security and access?
Is this a good thing for Ypsi?
Ypsilanti is on the edge of a renewal driven by its unique creative culture. Landline is a local business owned by longtime Ypsi residents who want to see the city grow in a way that is considerate of the people and history of the place.