- Customers are invited to Shop Local for all of their needs — year round
- Small businesses offer in-demand goods and services in Detroit neighborhoods
- Shopping Detroit’s small businesses keeps spending dollars in the City
Detroit’s retail community is asking shoppers to think twice before heading to the mall or big-box stores and choose neighborhood businesses instead. Detroit’s shopping districts are a great place to find everyday items and specialty products highlighting the city’s unique flair.
This effort is especially important as many of Detroit’s commercial corridors undergo Streetscape construction to improve roads and other structural elements. Detroit’s neighborhoods are rich with small businesses that have served our communities for generations, as well as those recently opened or in the process. Everyone is urged to support these businesses throughout the year and spread the word throughout metro Detroit.
Several of Detroit’s shopping districts, such as Grandmont Rosedale, are destination neighborhoods with a thriving retail hub. Shoppers are invited to spend the day in these communities enjoying the many shops and unique amenities.
Businesses along Detroit’s iconic Avenue of Fashion are encouraging shoppers to utilize the free shuttle service and convenient off-street parking lots during Streetscape construction. Several new businesses, such as Shears & Shaves, Three Thirteen Shoe Doctor and The Broadway Men’s Clothes have recently opened, giving consumers more reasons to shop Livernois. Even institutions, like Baker’s, are reminding everyone that the Avenue of Fashion is open for business. You can find a complete list of the businesses impacted by Livernois construction here.
Shop Local: Small Business Saturday
For the ninth year, the DEGC is coordinating a campaign to drive shoppers to Detroit businesses on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019.
Spending in Detroit’s neighborhood stores on Small Business Saturday is another way to strengthen our communities. In addition to helping Detroit, you’ll find a variety of affordable, practical, unique and fun items. The DEGC is leading the charge to make shopping local, easy and stress free, which helps everyone enjoy the holidays, including our neighborhoods’ cherished small business owners.
Small Business Saturday began in 2010 as a nationwide effort to encourage customers to support small businesses during the holiday shopping season. Since then, Small Business Saturday has taken its place between Black Friday and Cyber Monday as one of the season’s most popular shopping days.
Information on Detroit’s Small Business Saturday, including a complete list of participating businesses and retailer offerings, is coming soon.
For more information on the DEGC, visit www.degc.org.