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Urbanoutdoors
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Post Number: 114
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 6:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I thought that we should have a tread dedicated to businesses that have stayed when all other retail and restaurants moved out.

Lafayette, Lou's deli and Nemos are detroit institutions.
Retail is a little tougher. John King.

I want to hear what places have stuck around.
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Cambrian
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 7:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wall side, "we are the factory". There is in interesting store at Universal Mall called "Waking Up" they feature US Union made clothes. But it sounds like you are looking for businesses within the City itself. DBC and the other micro brews are fun, all types of resteraunts. By Rite records on 6 mile, that neat old bike shop on Grand River in old Redford.
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Spiritofdetroit
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 7:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

General Motors
Comerica Bank
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Tarkus
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Post Number: 203
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 8:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Better Made Potato Chips

Faygo
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Mikeg
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Post Number: 433
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 8:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Why limit this thread to just retail establishments?

Here is a family-owned wholesale business that was founded in Detroit in 1883 and is still in business today on Orleans St. in the shadow of Eastern Market:

E.W. Grobbel & Sons, Inc. - America's Oldest Corned Beef Specialist

The next time you order a Reuben Sandwich at your favorite Detroit restaurant, ask them if it is made with Grobbel's corned beef.
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3rdworldcity
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Post Number: 400
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 9:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Roma Cafe. Vivios.
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Detroitplanner
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Post Number: 687
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 10:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Chene Modern Bakery on Warren W of Southfield!

Chick's Bar.

All the independant hardware stores on Warren Ave in E Warrendale
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Alexei289
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 10:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Any good jewelry stores in the city? Even pawn shops count since things are typically market value.
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Detroitplanner
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 10:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Simmons on Broadway is a good jeweler! isn't there one in greektown as well?
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Yvette248
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 10:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What about the churches that haven't fled to the suburbs where an ever increasing percentage of their membership now resides.
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Wash_man
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 11:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I noticed last weekend that Lavdas Jewelry in Greektown is gone. Signs down, building empty.
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Patrick
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 11:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Had these places moved to the suburbs would they have survived?
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Detroitplanner
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Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 12:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Do ya think the Lavadas vacancy is due to the need to expand the casino so it connects to the hotel?
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Sharmaal
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Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 2:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I believe Lavadas is moving inside the Casino.
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Spiritofdetroit
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Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 2:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

yes, Lavdas is moving. I dont know if it is inside the casino or not, but it is moving to another location downtown somewhere
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Pistonian_revolution
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Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 3:53 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Showtime in midtown is a great store thats been in the neighborhood a long time. vintage clothes, detroit-wear, hipster wear, hats, sunglasses, halloween costumes, T-shirts, coats, etc. dan loves detroit to the core.
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Tarkus
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Post Number: 204
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Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 6:14 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Harry the Hatter. Over 100 years on Broadway. Does anyone know what the oldest business in Detroit is?
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Michmeister
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Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 7:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Prostitution? ;-)
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 8:00 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Don't most stores open their new location before closing the old one? If Lavadas is moving, why would they want this time of no business and no customers?
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Old_southwest
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Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 8:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Don Graham Funeral Home on Junction.
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Rjk
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Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 9:22 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.metrotimes.com/edit orial/story.asp?id=5056

I was curious about the owners and history of "Harry the Hatter" (Mentioned above) and found the Metro Times link. I figured I might as well post it for people who haven't seen it.
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Kathleen
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Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 9:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dutch Girl Donuts...in business for nearly 60 years. Located on Woodward, 1 block south of 7 Mile Rd. They make some of the best donuts around, fresh daily (except Sundays).
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Miketoronto
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Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 9:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I really wanted to buy a hat from Henry The Hatter. I walked by the downtown store last time I was in Detroit, but the hats seemed really "old gentleman" style. Did not seem like that had hats for guys in their 20's.

Maybe I should have actually gone in :-) But teh display did not really yonger stuff.
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Sfdet
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Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 11:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

little caesars pizza.
detroit tigers.
detroit red wings.
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Detroitplanner
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Post Number: 697
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Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 11:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a few hats from Henry. Ervin is my salesman. They have all sorts of hats. I have a fedora that is the same one that Kid Rock wears. That is where he buys his hats. All sorts of old pics hang on the walls from folks like Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Sinatra, have all bought hats there.

You really should have went in. You could have even scored a Blue Jays cap in the place! Even Jimmy Kimmel goes there!

http://www.henrythehatterdetro it.com/index.php?option=com_co ntent&task=blogcategory&id=13& Itemid=41
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Ro_resident
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Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 11:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Detroitplanner, as much as you try, I don't think you will be mistaken for Kid Rock. ;)

On top of some of the establishments mentioned, I have a personal affinity for Rocky Peanut Company in Eastern Market. It seems like I get a defacto 20 percent discount--some of their help love giving out samples, which makes visiting extra special.
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Hysteria
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Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 11:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

Detroitplanner, as much as you try, I don't think you will be mistaken for Kid Rock. ;)




Take that as a compliment, Detroitplanner.
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Kathinozarks
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Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 12:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Post Bar
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Detroitplanner
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Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 12:25 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nah, I bought the hat in Dsrk Grey, not parrot red.

Hysteria RO resident knows me. My Mullet is much longer.
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Hysteria
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Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 12:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

Hysteria RO resident knows me. My Mullet is much longer.




Gotcha MacGyver!
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Detroitbill
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Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 12:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jacobys,, Vinces on Springwells ( still one of the best Italian around)
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Lowell
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Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 1:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Products from Roger Penske's conglomerate of activities certainly deserve favor.
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Lowell
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Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 1:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Speaking of Eastern Market, let's not forget the amazing Hirt's.
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Lowell
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Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 1:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Byron's Flowers in Highland Park deserves some love too. They were victims of a brutal robbery years ago but held their ground. Family owned and run.

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