Entrepreneur set to open community grocery store in heart of Detroit neighborhood
It’s coming in the form of a community funded neighborhood grocery store right in the heart of Detroit’s Jefferson and Chalmers neighborhood. Many are excited about the neighborhood grocery store right on Manistique. “This is the upcoming neighborhood grocery. Wright is the owner of the upcoming grocery store. The checkout counter, we’re going to rebuild the checkout counter here,” said Wright.
Check out this Detroit fashion landmark
A local fashion landmark that has dressed stars like LL, Ice Cube, Eric B, Diddy and Jay Z is hoping to help find you your next outfit. Owner Kathy Hamlin-Gaye spoke with Jason Carr from her store on West 7 Mile Road. She says Strictly Sportswear is a family business that has been serving Detroit for more than 30 years. Strictly Sportswear carries brands like Adidas, Cult of Individuality, A-Tiziano, Civilized and more. Strictly Sportswear is located at 17644 W. Seven Mile Road in Detroit.
TCF Center to be renamed again after TCF, Huntington banks announce merger
DETROIT – Huntington Bancshares Incorporated -- the parent company of Huntington Bank -- and TCF Financial Corporation -- the parent company of TCF National Bank -- announced Sunday the companies would combine in an all-stock merger, with a total market value of about $22 billion. The company said it will have two headquarters, one in Detroit and one in Columbus, Ohio. The Detroit headquarters will employee at least 800 people, about three times more than TCF had planned. Columbus will remain the headquarters for the holding company and the consumer bank. With the removal of the TCF branding, the TCF Center -- recently renamed in late 2019 -- will be renamed the Huntington Center.
Detroiters aim to change home-delivery with new business
DETROIT – Between the pandemic and holiday season, people are relying on home deliveries more than ever. A pair of Detroit entrepreneurs aims to change the industry, taking it from a corporate concept to a more personalized service. Dinessa and Wilbur Hughes III believe the future of retail and running errands will involve smaller, more individualized delivery services. The family-owned business wanted to expand and, with so many relying on home deliveries, they decided to rebrand their trucks and offer a new service. Do what you can do.”More information on Zoom 2Day can be found on its official website, its official Facebook page or by phone at 248-855-8600.
Coronavirus spread lower in Detroit than neighboring counties, but still growing
DETROIT – As COVID-19 cases climb rapidly across Michigan, Metro Detroit counties are among those struggling to contain coronavirus spread. County leaders didn’t appreciate being called out, but the numbers don’t lie -- coronavirus is spreading more rapidly in Oakland and Macomb counties. In Oakland County, Executive Dave Coulter says they are ready to roll out a new coronavirus response plan. Finger-pointing aside, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is treating Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties as one “region”. The Detroit Region is comprised of Genessee, Lapeer, St. Clair, Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Wayne and Monroe counties.
Detroit Institute of Bagels closes, but new owners could revive it
The beloved Detroit Institute of Bagels in Corktown has closed after seven years on Michigan Avenue. After shutting down at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the DIB reopened with limited hours and fulfillment options in May. The bagel shop paused operations again in July after a delivery truck mishap knocked out their power lines and fried their walk-in fridge. Since then, DIB owner Ben Newman decided to step away from the business entirely, listing the building and equipment for sale. So while the current Detroit Institute of Bagels is closed, hope for a reboot is not lost.
Owner of Detroit shoe repair store continues father’s, grandfather’s legacy
DETROIT – Rhonda Morrison is an expert in the art of shoe repair. She’s been at House of Morrisons Shoe Repair, located on Livernois Avenue, near Seven Mile Road, for 37 years. She’s been around the trade longer than that if you count all the time she spent watching her father, a shoe-shiner turned cobbler who started House of Morrisons Shoe Repair in 1954. Morrison’s father made sure she understood all the tricks of the trade. She said she’s looking forward to starting some training and letting some other people have a shoe shop in town.
‘Eric’s I’ve Been Framed’ -- Detroit business thrives amid coronavirus pandemic
He started selling frames from his apartment in 1994 before opening up shop 20 years ago on Livernois Avenue, near the Lodge. “I love to see the expressions on their face when they see their piece framed,” Vaughn said. The name of his shop -- Eric’s I’ve Been Framed -- came to him while pursuing a career he wasn’t excited about. “He came back in about two weeks with business cards and said, ‘You’re in business!’” Vaughn said. He has advice for the next generation of Black business owners trying to turn their dreams into a reality.
The TEN Nail Bar in Detroit ready to reopen their doors with precautions to protect customers from COVID-19
DETROIT The TEN Nail Bar in Detroit is ready to reopen their doors. Co-owner Kelli Coleman said, like many businesses, they had to close due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Jackson said theyre also practicing social distancing inside the nail salon. Ten Nail Bar said they have always maintained a clean salon and they want to let their customers know that safety is still their number one priority. Ten Nail Bar said employees will also take the rapid COVID-19 tests, recommended by Detroit mayor Mike Duggan.
LIVE STREAM: 9 Detroit CEOs, including Mary Barra, Bill Ford, Chris Ilitch, speak on racism, injustice
DETROIT Nine CEOs from Detroits biggest companies are coming together to speak out against racism and injustice during a press event on Wednesday morning. The event is planned for 9:30 a.m. -- you can watch it live in the video player above. Who is participating: