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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.
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.
Detroit's great city and suburban finds, old and new, that are sometimes under the radar, but much deserving of patronage.
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Book a dinner cruise or go for a late-night moonlight party aboard the Detroit Princess. The five-story riverboat is back in action for the season.
Fall is in full swing and that means Detroit Red Wings hockey at The Joe. No ticket? Cobo Joe's is a surefire hot spot on game days.
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