Downtown Detroit Markets Return with New Local Entrepreneurs

Downtown Detroit Markets Return with New Local Entrepreneurs

October 24, 2019

The Quicken Loans Community Fund and Bedrock today announced the return of the Downtown Detroit Markets for a third consecutive holiday season. Detroit-area small businesses will be popping up to join Detroit’s emerging retail scene while providing engaging experiences for local residents, visitors from Southeast Michigan and out-of-town travelers. As part of Bedrock and the Quicken Loans Community Fund’s mission to support the local entrepreneurial community, each business featured in the Downtown Detroit Markets is Detroit-based, female-owned or minority-owned. Merchandise ranging from fiber artwork to motivating temporary tattoos and locally inspired streetwear will provide all attendees a sampling of Detroit’s unique culture.

“Year after year, the Downtown Detroit Markets have supported inclusivity, vibrancy and resiliency all across the city by building connections between local entrepreneurs and the growing retail market in downtown Detroit,” said Laura Grannemann, Vice President of Strategic Investments for the Quicken Loans Community Fund. “These markets are not only a unique opportunity for Detroit businesses, but also a beautiful, festive space for all to come together throughout the holiday season.”

This year, there will be a market dedicated to Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day, providing winners of the annual entrepreneurship competition the opportunity to offer their products as part of the Quicken Loans Community Fund’s continued investment in their success. Winners receive ongoing mentorship, support and guidance from the Quicken Loans Community Fund’s entrepreneurship team.

The Cadillac Lodge will be returning this winter season, providing a beautifully designed space for people to warm up and gather with friends and family. Operated by The Iconic Collection, festive drinks and snacks will be served in the space along with smores kits to be used at the outdoor fire pits. The Cadillac Lodge will be providing capacity for local vendors to pop-up and showcase their goods, including Eastern Market Brewing Co. and Blake’s Hard Cider. 

Family-owned nursery, Greystone Gardens, will be featured in Capitol Park selling Christmas trees, wreaths and holiday greenery. Residents of the area’s rapidly growing residential corridor will have the opportunity to purchase traditional evergreen trees and garland as well as more modern foliage from the garden, commonly known as Lloyd’s Tree Farm, for the third season in a row. Outdoor seating with fireplace lounges and large-scale holiday decor will complement the space.

Cadillac Square and Capitol Park are programmed and managed by Downtown Detroit Partnership.

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