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Detroit Retail

Detroit's Next Retail Wave? Bras And Indie Toys

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.08.2013 | Detroit

Detroit's retail scene might be striding forward, but it's also looking backwards for inspiration. Comerica Hatch Detroit, a contest in its third y...

A Wave Of New Retail Is Coming To Midtown This Summer

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.01.2013 | Detroit

Summer is apparently the time to go shopping in Midtown Detroit, if the new stores popping up all over the neighborhood are any indication. The are...

Transparency vs. Exclusivity: Which Rebuilds a City Faster?

Amanda Brewington | Posted 06.02.2013 | Detroit
Amanda Brewington

We need to intrigue others to want to check us out and maybe stay a while. We need bike shops, coffeehouses, specialty stores and retail. We really need a dense retail district.

Shop Kate Middleton's Style At Somerset

Posted 03.28.2013 | Detroit

Detroit may not have its own monarchy, but that doesn't mean local ladies can't outfit themselves in royal fashion on this side of the pond. Now Motor...

More Shops To Open In Detroit's Midtown

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 12.21.2012 | Detroit

Add Willys Overland Lofts to the growing list of Midtown Detroit properties seeing expansion in the retail sector. Although probably best known for it...

Detroit Gift Guide: Last-Minute, Local Picks For Everyone On Your List

Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit

We all know that buying local and supporting independent retailers can help boost our state and city economies, support downtown retail districts and ...

How To Start A Business In Detroit

MLive Detroit | Dustin Block | Posted 12.23.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT, MI - Scott Moloney nearly moved into the wrong building, jammed his ice cream machine the first time he used it, and spent a summer weekend b...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Meet The Shops Opening In Midtown's Hottest Development | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.03.2012 | Detroit

With construction nearing completion at Midtown's most buzzed-about new rental property, the Auburn, 7 out of 8 retail spaces are occupied as the deve...

And The Hatch Detroit Winner Is..

Posted 09.27.2012 | Detroit

We have a winner: congratulations to La Feria, the tapas wine bar that will open in Detroit. Organizers for the Comerica Hatch Detroit retail cont...

And Your Four Hatch Detroit Finalists Are..

Posted 09.19.2012 | Detroit

What do Detroiters want more of in their city? Kayaks, Spanish small plates, meatless comfort food and pie, that's what. The Comerica Hatch Detr...

Hip-Hop Hockey Hat Gives Love To Wings And Wu-Tang

HEY ANGELA | Angela Wisniewski | Posted 09.18.2012 | Detroit

The bad news is (as of right now) any hope for a 2012-2013 hockey season looks bleak. The good news is that while we Detroiters may not be able to...

Vividbraille: Envisioning Manufacturing And High Fashion In Detroit

Posted 09.14.2012 | Detroit

Not like the fashion world is ever boring, but it's the concept of making things that really quickens Brock Willsey's pulse. This born-and-bred Michig...

Pumping Life Into Detroit's Retail Scene.. With Makeup

Posted 09.13.2012 | Detroit

Whip Hand Cosmetics can be found in their online store, as well as in fashion blogs and magazines, but the upscale makeup is actually made locally in ...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Gift Shop With Vintage Twist Opening In Midtown Just In Time For Holidays | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.06.2012 | Detroit

It's been less than a year since Rachel Lutz opened her eclectic boutique in Detroit, but she's ready to take the entrepreneurial plunge again. Wi...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Pop-Up Planned For Bookstore Space; Owner Gets Real About Starting A Business | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.01.2012 | Detroit

As one of Detroit's few bookstores prepares to close just after its third anniversary, owner Greg Lenhoff has no regrets, a lot of advice and inklings...

The Next Best Neighborhood To Open Up Shop In Detroit

Model D | JON ZEMKE | Posted 08.21.2012 | Detroit

This post originally appeared in Model D. Conventional wisdom in Detroit dictates that The Villages is one of the ripest areas for retail success ...

What's Going On At The Eastern Market's Old R. Hirt Building?

Model D | Posted 07.10.2012 | Detroit

The hustle and bustle of Eastern Market is always apparent on Saturdays. Today though, marks the opening of Eastern Market Tuesdays which will run thr...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Want $50,000 To Start A Business? Take Some Advice From Last Year's Hatch Finalists | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.19.2012 | Detroit

Can you open 10 new businesses in Detroit with just $50,000, some social media and great connections? Hatch founder Nick Gorga thinks so. Last yea...

Detroit 'Pop' City: A Case For Pop-Up Retail In Detroit

Margarita Barry | Posted 01.27.2012 | Detroit
Margarita Barry

As unique small businesses continue to sprout and help transform the economic landscape of the once-booming automotive capital of the nation, a largely untapped retail concept is quickly gaining steam.