Insomnia Cookies coming to Ypsilanti's Cross Street
Joseph Tobianski | AnnArbor.com
Insomnia Cookies -- the popular late-night cookie business -- will open an Ypsilanti location near Eastern Michigan University's campus in April.
Renee Sarnecky, marketing manager for parent company Serve U Brands, confirmed the business's second Washtenaw County opening.
Sarnecky said the business will have between eight and 10 employees and this will be the fourth location in Michigan.
The Ann Arbor location, at 1229 S. University Ave. in the former Yogo Bliss space, replaced the company’s food truck that operated near the U-M campus years ago.
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The business has about 29 locations across the country, with the bulk in college towns. Sarnecky said the business has plans to open more locations.
"We also have some city locations in New York and Philadelphia, but we are primarily located in college towns," Sarnecky said. "We have a bunch of other locations in the works, we typically open about two stores a month. We have no plans of slowing down anytime soon."
The store will serve freshly baked cookies, cookie cakes, brownies and milk. Delivery service will last until 3 a.m.
The building was purchased in 2011 for $350,000 by Ann Arbor’s O’Neal Construction, which also renovated the building.
The building was listed for lease with Bob Andrus of Michigan Commercial Realty for an annual $25 per square foot.
The landmark Ypsilanti retail building has undergone a major transformation and now has a more modern look after Andrew O’Neal bought the former Campus Drugs building from the late Ted Tangalakis.
O'Neal previously told AnnArbor.com he planned to renovate the building and modernize the upper level apartments, while retaining a historic feel.