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Shop Small in Detroit

Since 2010, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been designated as Small Business Saturday. The idea was originally an initiative from American Express but in 2011, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution to make it a nationwide event. 

Studies show for every dollar spent at a small business, 67 cent stays in the community. 


Popping in to a few small businesses on Detroit’s east side

‘Tis the season for cheery capitalism! As November slides into the frantic flurry of holiday shoppers racing against the Christmas/Kwanzaa/Hanukkah clock, consider stepping away from big-name corporations and instead purchasing from small businesses.

On Monday The Neighborhoods team split up and travelled to Detroit’s east, west, and southwest sides to visit some small local businesses. Here’s a few places I saw on the east side:

Maison’s Fine Foods Diner


'Storytellers: When keeping it real goes wrong'

In this episode of “Storytellers”, Detroit actor Gregory Dockery, tells a story best described as "when keeping it real goes wrong". While trying out for the basketball team at Winans Academy back in 2005, then freshman Greg and his friends decide to visit the local gas station across the street. Watch along as Greg hilariously recounts a time that his youth got the best of him. 


Share Your Story

At The Neighborhoods, we’re interested in hearing from everybody in Detroit about what matters most to you.

Do you have a story to tell about what your community group is doing in the neighborhood? Tell us.

Do you have a story to tell about a home that needs to come down in your neighborhood? Tell us.

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