Small Business Spotlights

City Market: Generations of Hospitality

November 23, 2021

By Kitty Whitfield, Small Business Engagement Manager Have you ever craved caviar at midnight and wondered where you could buy it in downtown Detroit? Only at City Market located at Brush Street at Congress From gourmet prepared foods to a host of wines for every budget, this is the place to find something to satisfy any food or wine connoisseur! In 1987, Andrew Kado, quite the local legend, purchased the…

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Shopping with Ms. Kitty

November 23, 2021

Kitty Whitfield is DDP’s Small Business Engagement Manager and she has curated a list of holiday shopping spots that are uniquely Detroit! If you want to stay tuned in with Kitty or would like her to feature your business, send her an email: kitty.whitfield@downtowndetroit.org. Spectacles Spectacles Detroit – Men and Women Apparel 3613 Grand River Avenue Hip clothing and accessories for the truly unique fashionista on your list! NOJO Kicks Detroit 1220…

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Threads and Legs: A Truly Detroit Shopping Experience

July 23, 2021

By Kitty Whitfield, Small Business Engagement Manager Threads and Legs offers a truly Detroit shopping experience. Located in the First National Building, the unique and inexpensive boutique opened eight years ago by owner and creative powerhouse Pam Washington. Pam said she remembers loving to shop at the iconic Winkelman’s when she was growing up. She enjoyed the merchandise and the shopping experience each store was able to provide. And she…

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Simmons and Clark Jewelers, Classic Detroit, Classic Customer Service

April 23, 2021

By Kitty Whitfield, Small Business Engagement Manager To walk into Simmons and Clark Jewelers is like opening a door to the past. That feeling does not just refer to the beautiful original polished wood showcases on display that were a part of the building when they opened 96 years ago. It is the feeling you have been here before. You feel truly welcomed when you walk in the door and…

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Congratulations Hot Sam’s Detroit on 100 Years!

February 22, 2021

“Owned by two legendary Detroiters, Tony Stovall and Cliff G. Green. Hot Sam’s is an iconic Detroit Men’s Fashion Brand built on an essential lifestyle promise. The Hot Sam’s brand has always been synonymous with High Quality Detroit Style. The story goes that in 1974 a couple of determined and hard-working young men started at Hot Sam’s and worked their way up the ladder and in 1994 became owners of the very store they worked at, which makes this fashion and lifestyle label a true American/ Detroit Dream personified.”

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Meet Zack, Owner of Le Pecora Nera

October 27, 2020

Zach started out as a 14-year-old working in a restaurant in Dearborn Heights. When contemplating his next move, he was drawn to downtown Detroit. He has memories of coming downtown with his family as he was growing up and always had an affinity for the city. “I figured it was the best place to expand myself and my career,” Kostegian said.

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