Today is Black Friday, the biggest shopping event of the year. I have only participated in Black Friday one time my entire life and that was enough for me. Deals of this magnitude seem to bring out the beast in people (which the stores actually encourage if you ask me) and I would just rather not indulge. That, however, does not stop me from supporting my local business owners, designers, and entrepreneurs.
There are all types of great deals going on today from DSE, Detroit vs Everybody, local artists like Trae Isaac, and local restaurants that you can (and should) take advantage of. It’s really a win-win for everyone (except the large corporations who don’t support your local community anyway). You get good deals, the Black Friday shopping experience, and to support your local community without having to deal with traffic, lines, or crazy shoppers. Your local businesses get more income which helps them to develop themselves more and contribute more to our local community.
Let’s remember that the future of Detroit is up to Detroiters. Be a part of this amazing renaissance, get cool shit, and support a local entrepreneur. Businesses & entrepreneurs will only stay in Detroit if we show them some love so remember it’s up to us Detroit.