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Three Woodward Ave. development trends we're excited about
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Change is slow when it comes to metro Detroit communities. That's why we're excited about the innovative projects and thinking that has taken root in Ferndale, Birmingham and Pontiac. From mixed-use mandates to reimagined parking structures to entire city blocks being readied for redevelopment, these Woodward Ave. communities are embracing a more walkable future.
Rummaging through Metro Detroit: 5 great places to upcycle
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Throw a stone in the air and you're bound to hit a resale, recycling, reuse or junk shop. But which places offer the best trash-to-treasure odds?
takes you on the nickel tour of the region's top upcycling destinations.
An Italian Piazza in Metro Detroit
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Spawling 30,000 square feet and stocked with foods from around the world, Cantoro Italian Market has been referred to as a culinary Disneyland. Instead, it might be the closest thing to an official Italian piazza this side of New York City. Buon appetito!
Metro Detroit's Cyber Candy Man
Kim North Shine
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Like many people, Walter Blake Knoblock has a sweet tooth. But instead of simply acquiring cavities, this entrepreneurial 25-year-old decided to turn his passion for snacks into a business. Each month BoCandy sends subscribers sweets from around the globe, providing old faves, international confections and exotic discoveries.
Lessons From Downtown: Ferndale, Detroit and a Nation of Main Street Stories
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Over 1,300 downtown professionals are making the journey to Detroit this week for the National Main Street Conference. Ferndale will be in the house, learning what Motown has to teach about revitalizing downtown development and, in turn, educating the Motor City about its Main Street successes.
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Chanell Scott & Jordan Contreras
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Turkey season and football playoffs signal another cold winter kickoff, but thankfully it's springtime for green entrepreneurs in Detroit. Meet Chanell Scott and Jordan Contreras, recent Bizdom U grads and co-founders of Guffly.com, a new shopping website for eco-buffs. This week they put their heads together to discuss Detroit's entrepreneurial climate and their eco-friendly approach.
Torya Blanchard & Greg Lenhoff
Thursday, October 08, 2009
On the menu at Detroit's Park Shelton are young neighboring entrepreneurs Torya Blanchard, chef and owner of Good Girls Go To Paris Crepes, and Greg Lenhoff, owner of Leopold's bookstore. Enjoy some food for thought this week as Torya and Greg discuss what sparks their artisanal ventures.
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Thursday, July 22, 2010
Move over Chihuly, Epiphany Studios is out to eat your lunch. Okay, not really, but this Pontiac-based glass studio produces some incredible work, employing techniques developed and mastered by Italian glass blowers over hundreds of years.
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Soy Happy Candles, Inc.
22332 Avalon Street
St. Claire Shores, MI 48080
18000 W. 9 Mile Rd Suite 700
Southfield, MI 48075
28241 Mound Rd.
Warren, MI 48092
200 E. Long Lake Road Suite 300
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Detroit, MI 48224
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Savvy Chic Boutique adds to Kercheval options in GPP
Untapped market for plus-size resale leads to three stores for HIPS Boutique
Historic downtown Plymouth post office could be reborn as Westborn Market
Former Northville psych hospital to become massive commercial/public use space
Lincoln Park Lofts ready for downtown residents and retailers
Ypsi fave Rocket Candy bringing sweets & fun to downtown Ferndale
Birmingham's Griffin Claw Brewing adds bottle spirit sales
Construction starts in Dearborn for state's first Artspace community
Small Favors opening specialty shop in Grosse Pointe's Village
Sports fans cheer for new downtown Rochester biz
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Innovation & Job News
Turbo-Teck launches new electronics website, Cablecables.com
TSP Enterprises aims to raise $350K to bring pickup truck storage system to market
Troy couples launches home goods company, June & December
The Huntington Co. acquires, consolidates dry cleaning businesses
AutoBike sells out of bikes, aims to take shifting product national
Stay-at-home moms become entrepreneurs with Clever Container
Sisters launch organic deodorant company, Rustic Maka
Professional Pours capitalizes on beer/wine sampling in grocery stores
Warren-based Madison Electric Co. reaches 100-year milestone
Ruma Organics brings natural spin on deodorant
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In the News
Eastland joins the ranks of troubled metro Detroit malls
Source: Crain's Detroit Business
Retail vacancy down in metro Detroit, but construction of new retail space lags
Source: Crain's Detroit Business
Somerset Collection CityLoft expands pop-up retail in Detroit
Former GM facility converted to high-end car condos in Pontiac
Source: The Oakland Press
Shinola watch company to add retail outlet in Washington, D.C.
Forbes magazine spotlights business acumen of Fathead's CEO
Nation to soon enjoy a piece of Achatz pie
Source: Detroit Free Press
Detroit's John K. King's Books makes Great American Bookstores list
Carhartt work clothing is the new vogue for makers and artisans
Ferndale thrift store advises how to "dress for success"
Source: Life On Mars
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