Detroit company thrives for 10 years, boosting small publisher industry

Detroit company thrives for 10 years, boosting small publisher industry

There are comic book characters with traits like real human mental and physical health conditions as traits, but not many use disabilities, disorders or gender identity as super powers. A Detroit publishing company’s new comic, The Xtras: Forces of Courage and Change, uses heroes to help reduce society’s stigmas. The idea by Eunice Howard inspired […]

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 […]

Grandmont Rosedale encourages Detroit to “shop small”

Grandmont Rosedale encourages Detroit to “shop small”

It’s the Saturday after Thanksgiving and malls are full. Parking lots are crowded, lines are long and there’s more flesh pressed between the isles than leftover turkey between wheat and mayo. You’ve got family and friends on a holiday gift list, but you don’t want any part of this scene. So what’s the alternative? “Shop […]

River Breeze is an east side staple

River Breeze is an east side staple

There might be only one location in the city that offers a variety of ice cream and sells fried okra inside a former (renovated) gas station. River Breeze Dairy Freeze opened as a seasonal business on Good Friday in 1980 at 10800 E. Jefferson Ave. Owner Clausel Maxwell, though originally from Alabama, moved in with […]

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