J.L. Hudson - 13 stories of shopping - Hudson’s was the tallest department store in the country and was second in square footage only to Macy’s anchor Store in New York. It dominated the retail market in the city through the 1970’s before closing its doors in 1983. The Thanksgiving Day Christmas Parade down Woodward Ave ended at Hudson's downtown - it was an awesome shopping experience.
Nancy’s is a hidden gem in the Motor City, nearly unchanged by the last century-plus and staying true to its neighborhood pub feel despite the newfound investment interest in Corktown. It’s a tiny, bluesy watering hole that always manages to fit more than its fair share of good-timing Detroiters into its humble walls.
Sanders: Sanders Confectionary was first opened by Fred Sanders on June 17, 1875 and started with a single retail shop in Downtown Detroit. Over the years the company concentrated on expanding its retail stores and eventually built up to over 57 stores in the Metropolitan Detroit area.