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You’ve just read about some of the small businesses with huge impacts that started in Detroit, but now take a further look at this list of other established small businesses who have made a significant mark in Detroit. Additionally, Detroit is home to a mixture of hidden hotspots, new restaurants and retail with the potential to have a substantial influence on the city.

Dittrich Furs / DD / O
Detroit and Bloomfield Hills, Established: 1893
“When someone walks through our door, you treat them like they’re coming into your living room,” said Hal Dittrich, fourth-generation owner of the premier furrier, which stocks more than 3,000 quality furs as well as an assortment of other accessories.

Cadillac Coffee / O
Troy, Established: 1888
Cadillac Coffee sells fresh-roasted coffee, iced and hot tea, cappuccino mixes, gourmet hot chocolate, pancake mixes and syrup, along with related items.

New Hudson Inn / GN
New Hudson, Established: 1831
New Hudson Inn claims to be Michigan’s oldest bar. According to owner Chris “Stoney” Stone, “Everybody fits in at the New Hudson Inn. If you’re in a suit and tie or a tank top and jeans, you feel welcome. It’s an all-around good time.”

Detroit Chocolat / M
Sterling Heights, Established: 1919
Detroit Chocolat offers a wide assortment of quality chocolates — at least 100 varieties — and other goodies. Some items even pay homage to Detroit and Michigan

Milkins Jewelers / DW
Wyandotte, Established: 1905
It’s your reputation that will see you through, said Douglas Milkins, president of Milkins Jewelers, which offers a full range of retail jewelry, with an emphasis on wedding and anniversary gems.



Newbies Worth A Sample

Detroit is experiencing so many groundbreakings and grand openings of new restaurants and retail. Here’s a quick hit list of those making their recent debuts in The D.

  • •  Republic
  • •  Townhouse
  • •  Punch Bowl Social
  • •  Selden Standard
  • •  Will Leather Goods
  • •  Gold Cash Gold
  • •  Nojo Kicks
  • •  Kuzzo’s Chicken and Waffles
  • •  Detroit Bikes
  • •  Willys Detroit
  • •  Cafe con Leche
  • •  Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery
  • •  1917 American Bistro
  • •  Good Cakes & Bakes
  • •  Savvy Gents
  • •  Parks & Rec Diner
  • •  Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails
  • •  El Dorado General Store
  • •  Hunt & Noyer Woodworks
  • •  NVL DET



Detroit's Hidden Hot Spots

Detroit's great city and suburban finds, old and new, that are sometimes under the radar, but much deserving of patronage.

    • •  Bon Bon Bon in Hamtramck
    • •  On the Rise Bakery in Detroit
    • •  Our/Vodka in Detroit
    • •  1701 Bespoke in Birmingham
    • •  Showtime Clothing in Detroit
    • •  Hot Sam's in Detroit
    • •  Detroit Vintage Coffeehouse in Detroit
    • •  Just A Bit Eclectic Tea Shop in Detroit
    • •  Eli Tea in Birmingham
    • •  Green Space Cafe in Ferndale


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