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Shops & Services own your town - support & enjoy independent shops & services
Some of these Shops have been servicing the community 20, 30, 100 years. Some are a year old, but understand the continuity of place and service. The wallpaper of 'makeovers' and flattened landscapes (for future makeovers on such a large scale that the profit will be external to the community) ignores the human psyche of a neighborhood. Scale and continuity are lost without these places. Some uninformed aspects of Detroit have long been to tear out and say there must be something better, while missing what is cooking right in front of them, sending people to Boxtowns to shop or Well-lighted zones to play. How would Raymond Chandler have written anything if all the city was inside the plan?
REVIEWS (opinionated insider histories and details by friends of AC) have been added to some items.
house & tent supplies avoid the export of your community to temporary box stores
Brooks Lumber & Hardware - since 1892 (962.6448 - Trumbull at Tiger Stadium - Mr. Planks, a new feline addition)meeting
Cass Cafe (831.1400 - Cass & Forest) art and talk and food and the 'what's going on' tablebeer
Motor City Brewing Works - 1994 (832.2700 - 2nd & Canfield and a second location opening on Livernois north of 7 Mile in late 2017) The second-oldest microbrewery in Michigan. The first in Detroit. One-night-only Art Show every Wednesday.take out coffee
Telway (Michigan west of Livernois - Good Coffee 24 hours) city talk Reviewfood
[Steak Hut] (W. Lafayette & 10th - Sunday $2 Breakfast) Closed. Long running Labor and neighborhood greasy spoon with top notch Sunday morning neighborhood fiddlers. Russell Street Deli owners planning to wake it up.transportation
Detroit Electric Car Co. 1907 - 1939 “So far the car of the future remains a car of the past,” Galen Handy.bodymind
Moy Tung Ving Tsun Kung Fu (282.3915 - Kung Fu with Sifu Owen - daily classes in Eastern Market, 1353 Fisher)herbs
Nature's Products (Gary Wanttaja's herb store is on Conant north of Hamtramck - 891-3900 - if it grows, it is here - Chinese & Western) Review by John Carlislewater
Fuller Life Water Co. - 1987 (800.224.6116 - home delivery) steam distilled, double degassed, and ozonated (cleans the container). Degassing removes the VOCs, chemicals, hormones, radiation, etc. that are in drinking water in small or larger amounts (if they are not regulated). Not your generic bottled water.books
[Marwil Bookstore] (832.3078 - Cass & Warren) will order anything new, serving Cass Corridor 60 years. Closed after more than 60 years of service to the Cass Corridor.music
People's Records relocated due to the Forest Arms Apartment fire on 2.6.08. They will be starting up again at 3161 Woodward at Peterboro. Now at 1464 Gratiot east of downtown. Same phone number; hours may be different. (831.0864 - Tu - Sat 11 - 7) Used & rare vinyl onlypaper, reams
Millcraft (formerly Standard Paper) since 1930 (963.9163 - 14th & Fisher Fwy)union printing
Red Door Digital (Oakland north of the Boulevard - 875.9026)eyes
Dr. Murray Feldman (4851 Michigan Ave. - 894.6333)glasses
[Bagley Vision] (964.7994 - Bagley west of 12th) Closed ca. 2014. Beside the famous “back room” where the sturdy 1950s frames were available for a deal, Bagley Vision housed the donation pick up for the long running newspaper strikers and their famlies in the 1990s.shoes
Drapers Shoe Repair (155 W Congress off Griswold - 449.6755) a working museum of tools and machines collected from Detroit's famous repair shops by a young devotee to the trade - pick up & delivery availablepawnshop
[Louie's Place] (Michigan & 8th - 962.8698 - strings, guitars, tools) good conversation Canal Street style [After many good years of conversation and service Louie has left Michigan Avenue to play golf.]garden & landscape
Native Green (248.547.0853) attention to local varieties and low ecological impact maintenance and design by this Master Gardenerbig tree work
From the Earth Services (319.0583)garbage
[Detroit GreenCycle] - 2012 (313.279.4241 - your house) Bike powered curbside recycling pick up. No sorting. Bin provided. $15 - 20 per month. Worker owned. Delivery service available, too. 300 pound max.
Recycle Here! - 2005 (871-4000 - Trumbull at Holden, a few blocks south of the Boulevard - every Saturday before 3:00) “Their facilty is indoors (no more freezing winter blasts), and they have some helpful volunteers to sort your stuff. A cool operation!” Frank Callis
This page always in progress. Last update 3.7.2017. To add to page contact AC.
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