Concentrate Media: Ypsilanti Crossroads Bar & Grill expanding, adding up to 10 jobs
Editor's note: Jesse Thomason's title has been changed.
Ypsilanti's Crossroad's Bar & Grill is expanding after receiving an $11,000 grant from the city's building facade and rehabilitation program, according to Concentrate Media.
Partner Jesse Thomason told Concentrate he plans to add a 1,200-square-foot rooftop deck with a seating capacity of 50-75 to his business located at 517 W. Cross St.
Thomason said he decided to create a deck because he has an outdoor service permit on his business liquor license and the city doesn't recognize the backyard as a "business zone."
Thomason also has plans to expand his staff by adding at least two more employees.
"if the deck goes through, I'd be able to bring on anywhere between five and eight new positions, which would stay on even when the deck is closed because there's going to be lots of events here in the future," he said.
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