Amazing Artisans: Santiago family brings hand-embroidered threads to Detroit

Amazing Artisans: Santiago family brings hand-embroidered threads to Detroit

A shop, whose proprietors are every bit as charming as its unique hand-embroidered goods, sits tucked-away a small corner in Southwest Detroit. But it won’t go unnoticed long, thanks to the effervescent mother-daughter duo behind the Ropa Tipica Artesano 7 Regiones shop (Typical Artisan Clothing 7 Regions). This multi-generational business imports handmade or embroidered goods […]

Grand River WorkPlace helps startups stay up

Grand River WorkPlace helps startups stay up

To Larissa Carr, Detroiters have a different kind of hustle and grind no other city possesses. Carr said local neighborhoods have found ways to revitalize themselves through beautification or foreclosure prevention, butCarr thinks residents can also see that hustle through entrepreneurship especially in the Grandmont Rosedale community. Carr is manager of Grand River WorkPlace,19120 Grand […]

How Detroit’s Coffee Shops are shaping neighborhood redevelopment

How Detroit’s Coffee Shops are shaping neighborhood redevelopment

For a city on the rise, it seems appropriate that alongside retail, restaurants and commercial renovation, coffeehouses are among the top hot spots around Detroit’s neighborhoods. These caffeine-fueled developments are new and old – longstanding and still in the development stages. Lots of sites are popping up across our city, building new spaces as well […]

Elias Donuts delivers endless flavors of friendliness

Elias Donuts delivers endless flavors of friendliness

Sure, you can buy a pastry, cup of Joe or breakfast sandwich almost anywhere these days, but where can you walk in and have the owner (or staff) greet you by name? In the Grandmont-Rosedale neighborhood a family-owned business prides itself on offering the same variety of products as larger chain stores and something different […]

Small-scale makers can build big business in Detroit

Small-scale makers can build big business in Detroit

How many times have you gotten excited to buy something from a local business when the story behind the Detroit-made product was priceless? There is great energy bubbling around a robust and supportive ecosystem for small manufacturers and producers here in the city. The Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA) launched an exchange here at TechTown in […]

New local business directory promotes District 1 businesses

New local business directory promotes District 1 businesses

As new local Detroit businesses open and local neighborhood staples expand, the city aims to promote more than 600 retailers and services and is part of a team creating a directory to help. Spearheaded by Grandmont Rosedale Development Corp. and Councilman James Tate, the DI$COVER D1 initiative, designed to support District 1 businesses, is the […]

Small Shops make a big difference in Detroit

Small Shops make a big difference in Detroit

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our neighborhoods. Step inside and you’ll discover a passionate group of truly unique individuals who not only contribute to our local economy, but keep Detroit from becoming a city of look-alike, cookie-cutter operations. These business owners add character to our street corners, strengthen our local culture and help build […]

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