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GDYT Spotlight: Tiana Ross

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GDYT Spotlight: Tiana Ross
Tiana Ross pens a letter to describing her experience with the Grow Detroit's Young Talent program. #MyDetroitSummer
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Small Business Spotlight: Mootown Ice Cream and Dessert Shoppe
Mootown Ice Cream and Dessert Shoppe opened its doors on May 13th, 2011 and continues to thrive.
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Resident Success Spotlight: Lillie Gibson

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Resident Success Spotlight: Lillie Gibson
60 years after moving to Detroit in 1955, long-term resident Lillie Gibson thought she would have to move out of her home. Her home was in serious need of repairs. Lillie couldn’t afford to repair her home with an expensive conventional loan. “My friends told me ‘if I were you I’d move,’” she said. “But this is my house; I sustain in it.” Sustain in it she did, and now both Lillie and her home are flourishing. Lillie received a home-im...
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Richard Hosey Develops Kirby Lofts

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Richard Hosey Develops Kirby Lofts
Converting an old school into a set of innovative lofts is no easy task, but it was one that Detroit born and bred developer Richard Hosey took on with enthusiasm. “I grew up in southwest Detroit, over near Livernois and Warren” said Hosey. A graduate of the inaugural class of Bates Academy and Renaissance High School, Richard went on from Detroit Public Schools to earn degrees from both Florida A&M University and Tulane University. A bright mind, he was recruited by a deve...
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DPD's 8th Precinct is Reopening

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DPD's 8th Precinct is Reopening
It’s always great to know your local neighborhood police officer, at least that’s what Mary Price thinks. Mary has lived in Detroit since 1976 and is excited to see the groundbreaking of the new Detroit Police Department's 8th Precinct. This new facility will complete DPD’s transition from large police patrol districts to smaller neighborhood precincts: an example of how the city and local communities are working together. This project also, with the help and leadership ...
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Small Business Spotlight: GS Group LLC

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Small Business Spotlight: GS Group LLC
Denise Griffith and Monica Starks own and operate GS Group LLC, an environmental business conglomerate based in Detroit. Green Solutions Environmental Services, Myleadtraining.com (website down), and Star Construction & Development are all under GS Group LLC, focusing on a number of different environmental services including lead-abatement, air monitoring, and environmental training. These two women have been in business since 2002 working in Detroit’s real estate market with a nonprofit c...
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Small Business Spotlight: GreenBliss

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Small Business Spotlight: GreenBliss
GreenBliss is an overall environmental home store that sells products ranging from household cleaners, to eco-friendly tech gadgets. Bliss Cureton started GreenBliss in 2010 but did not have a permanent location until 2014, when she opened her store on the Avenue of Fashion. The idea behind the store came from Bliss spending time in California, where stores like this one were over saturated, so she got the idea to open one in Detroit. “I didn’t want to move to California to have to open a st...
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Small Business Spotlight: Kuzzo’s Chicken and Waffles
Kuzzo’s Chicken and Waffles has been a huge hit since it opened on Livernois last year. Owner Ron Bartell grew up near the area and saw that it was being underserved, so he wanted to build something that would bring people into the neighborhood. The name Kuzzo’s is a term of endearment and comes from a nickname Bartell and his cousins used growing up. Bartell says that the name speaks for itself and that everyone is welcome at Kuzzo’s to enjoy a good meal. Bartell got the idea for serving ch...
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Small Business Spotlight: Simply Casual

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Small Business Spotlight: Simply Casual
Simply Casual comes from a childhood dream of Rufus Bartell who, as a student at Mackenzie High School, had a teacher who made him write a list of things he wanted to do in life, owning a clothing store was one of his. Bartell says he has always had a passion for fashion. The concept of Simply Casual is to provide an atmosphere where people can feel like they’re at home. Bartell says that he wants the store to cater to people who work hard and play hard, so he designed the store to be a comfor...
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