Introducing Small Shops by Comcast Business

Introducing Small Shops by Comcast Business

Small shops are the mainstay of our neighborhoods. Open the door and look inside and you will discover dreamers and doers who embody the spirit and energy of Detroit’s entrepreneurial class. We invite you to meet them inside our Small Shops series sponsored by Comcast Business. Throughout Minority Business Month, TheHUB will shine an oft-needed […]

Sweet Shop! Sheila’s Bakery draws loyal patrons to Southwest Detroit By Charnae Sanders

Sweet Shop! Sheila’s Bakery draws loyal patrons to Southwest Detroit By Charnae Sanders

An aroma of fresh bread and homemade pastries fills the walls of Sheila’s Bakery as a colorful, mouthwatering arrangement of cakes, flan and empanadas wait to be devoured. Located on Springwells Street in Southwest Detroit, the sweet treats of Sheila’s Bakery have attracted customers from all over the city and metro area for more than […]

Spicing Up Detroit: Detroit entrepreneur’s salsa brings a bit of local flavor to grocery aisles

Spicing Up Detroit: Detroit entrepreneur’s salsa brings a bit of local flavor to grocery aisles

Browse the isles of various specialty stores in and around Detroit and you’ll find Mason jars bearing a brand new, made in Detroit product, Mrs. Pruitt’s Cha Cha Gourmet Salsa. On testing days you’ll meet the purveyor, Linda K. Williams. As CEO of Fall Harvest Urban Farms LLC, she coordinates the purchase, manufacturing and distribution […]

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 […]

You can help build a ‘Better Block’

You can help build a ‘Better Block’

When people talk about Detroit’s resurgence, Midtown and downtown often take center stage, but the neighborhoods are just as changeable. That “change agent” needn’t come from major construction projects, new businesses, or celebrity attention – it’s a change that can come from within. That’s why Build a Better Block Foundation supports efforts to empower communities […]

Detroiter Garnett Mims transformative training programs are attracting a loyal following

Detroiter Garnett Mims transformative training programs are attracting a loyal following

“Suicide” conditioning drills, strength training and plenty of sweat tell just part of the story Garnett Mims envisions for a fitness and community center opening this fall in Detroit’s English Village. The renovated 12,000-square-foot building at 16246 East Warren will welcome anyone looking to shed pounds and tone up, but the other part of the […]

Plugged into Detroit: Thomas Group Consulting helps clients maximize business opportunities

Plugged into Detroit: Thomas Group Consulting helps clients maximize business opportunities

New navigators emerge daily amidst explosive development opportunities that now characterize Detroit. But, there are few more formidable than Thomas Group Consulting Principals Buzz and Terence Thomas. Respected by corporate and community stakeholders alike, these native Detroiters are garnering increased recognition for their capacity to chart the course of community-minded development efforts throughout Detroit. With […]