ProsperUS helps southwest Detroit entrepreneurs climb aboard $3.9 billion economic engine

ProsperUS helps southwest Detroit entrepreneurs climb aboard $3.9 billion economic engine

Two women who share the front office at Caesar Chavez Academy in Southwest Detroit are planning their dream jobs, swapping recipes and taking nighttime entrepreneurial classes while serving the children at this bilingual school. Laura Rebollar, the school’s community liaison, owns Tacos Ver-de-licious, a taco company that errs on the side of healthy. She has […]

Henry the Hatter open for business in Eastern Market

Henry the Hatter open for business in Eastern Market

Henry the Hatter. The name invokes Detroit history as much as J. L. Hudson’s, Michigan Central, and Sanders. Henry Komrofsky, the founder, lived many lives as a Detroit resident – band musician, State of Michigan boxing commissioner, school board member. But it was hats where he made his living, and make it, he did. Henry […]

Motor City Re-Store to host informational sessions for grants to help spruce up neighborhood businesses

Motor City Re-Store to host informational sessions for grants to help spruce up neighborhood businesses

Just a short time ago Motor City Re-Store gave grants to help 44 businesses in 30 neighborhoods spruce up their facades. It was the first time the grants were awarded, now it’s time to look at the next round. Motor City Re-Store will host a number of free information sessions this week and next for […]

POST to hold free pet pictures with Santa event to benefit Detroit Dog Rescue, Dec. 16 – donations accepted

POST to hold free pet pictures with Santa event to benefit Detroit Dog Rescue, Dec. 16 – donations accepted

Dogs, get your pet parents and head out to the free photo event and shopping day at POST on Saturday, December 16, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Located at 14500 Kercheval, in a former post office-turned-maker space and retail shop, POST’s event has a dual purpose. Besides hoping you find that great holiday gift, […]

Orange is the new bright at west side boutique

Orange is the new bright at west side boutique

At 8424 W. McNichols Road is a color lifetime Detroiter Angelica Bright closely identifies with her hopes for the business she owns.  The orange boutique, 2 Bright is a force of energy, inside and out, with clothing and accessories throughout the store’s small space.  Bright, 47, chose the color because of its vibrancy and because […]

Detroit’s small business community is growing thanks to businesses like S&S Auto

Detroit’s small business community is growing thanks to businesses like S&S Auto

At the intersection of Outer Drive and Burt Road, a small stretch of land sports church pews and large, metal flowers with a banner urging, “Pray Here! Watch what God will do.” More inspiring and decorative than surroundings of the average repair shop, the display marks the location of a Brightmoor-area garage that prides itself […]

Motor City Re-Store grants help 44 businesses in 30 neighborhoods spruce up their facades

Motor City Re-Store grants help 44 businesses in 30 neighborhoods spruce up their facades

Thirty Detroit neighborhoods are going to see spiffed-up businesses thanks to the Motor City Re-Store business façade improvement program. Forty-four long-time Detroit business owners have been approved for grants totaling $330,000 that will help them update the exterior appearance of their storefronts. Another $519,000 in potential grant funding was also earmarked for Round One design […]

The Red Hook Coffee opens in Midtown

The Red Hook Coffee opens in Midtown

Attention coffee and café lovers. The Red Hook Coffee is open inside of Will Leather Goods in Midtown. Sandi Heaselgrave, owner of neighborhood shop, had been exploring options for a location in Midtown for two years. She finally landed at Will after a friend of a friend suggested she look into the cafe space there. […]

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