Livernois Soup and Light Up Livernois events help buoy cash-strapped Avenue of Fashion businesses

Livernois Soup and Light Up Livernois events help buoy cash-strapped Avenue of Fashion businesses

Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion, one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhood business districts, hit a speed bump with scheduled construction along the shop’s busiest corridor. It’s a massive project, albeit temporary one, according to shopowners contendng with foot traffic drops created as a result of limited parking and impassable sidewalks. The $8 million streetscaping project […]

Artfully Aware: Flint Trading Co. celebrates one year

Artfully Aware: Flint Trading Co. celebrates one year

There’s a link between jewelry and storytelling, just ask Flint Trading Co. founder and artist Walter Robert McAdow, who alongside his wife, Meghan, are celebrating a year of art in the Flint community. But it’s not your typical art gallery or space – think of it as a repository of story, where life interprets art. […]

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 […]

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