Small Business Spotlights

Small businesses are critical to the growth and economic health of a Downtown. The BIZ works to support this community and step in when a need arises. Small Business Spotlights take a snapshot in time of a business in Downtown and tells a story that not everyone may know right away.

Small Business Spotlights

Calexico, Freshii, Lunchtime Global, What’s Next For Randy Dickow?

By Kitty Whitfield, Small Business Engagement Manager Randy Dickow, owner of three Downtown eateries and son of a successful Detroit businessman, grew up familiar with the city.  He knew where . . .

Small Business Spotlights

City Market: Generations of Hospitality

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 . . .

Small Business Spotlights

Threads and Legs: A Truly Detroit Shopping Experience

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 . . .

Small Business Spotlights

Simmons and Clark Jewelers, Classic Detroit, Classic Customer Service

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 . . .

Small Business Spotlights

Congratulations Hot Sam’s Detroit on 100 Years!

From Kitty Whitfield, Small Business Engagement Manager “Your one-stop shop for everything men’s fashion located in Downtown Detroit, Michigan.” Hot Sam’s has been serving and creating well-dressed gentlemen in Downtown . . .

Kitty Whitfield

Small Business Spotlights

Shopping with Ms. Kitty

Kitty Whitfield is DDP’s Small Business Engagement Manager and she has curated a list of shopping spots that are uniquely Detroit! If you want to stay tuned in with Kitty . . .

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