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Wasabi owner gives Detroit another try after 15 years

Business News 01/21/2016 0 Comments

When he’s not checking on clients, 43-year-old restaurateur Chul-Woong Kang can often be found behind his computer next to the entrance of Wasabi (www.wasabidetroit.com) on the ground floor of the historic Park Shelton (www.theparkshelton.com). He obsessively monitors Yelp reviews of his Japanese-Korean restaurant (http://www.yelp.com/biz/wasabi-detroit), personally messaging legitimately disgruntled customers, and has even sent a reimbursement check for a poor experience.…

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Tip Your Hat Luke Song’s Hats

Business News 01/21/2016 0 Comments

    When people talk about Detroit, they think about Automobiles. Yes, they are right, but automotive is not everything for Mr. Song. When the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin sang a song at the inauguration of the president Obama in 2009, Song’s hat business was beginning to rise up in the sky. All watching her singing “My Country ‘Tis…

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Kimbrough Cleaners, a community business

Business News 01/21/2016 0 Comments

“A Detroit Institution” Kimbrough Cleaners doesn’t advertise, and a Google search will net you exactly one review. The storefront is inconspicuous – except that the exposed side exterior, painted in tag-me white, is remarkably free of graffiti. In fact, driving past the business on Van Dyke in West Village, you might never guess that this is where every Detroit mayor since Coleman A. Young has…

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Pangborn Design specializes in graphic design, package design, product design and marketing

Business News 08/11/2015 0 Comments

Company description: Pangborn Design specializes in graphic design, package design, product design and marketing. One wonders how many last-minute gifts have been purchased from Pangborn Design at the Detroit Metro Airport’s McNamara Terminal. Perhaps you have run into people wearing Pangborn’s unmistakable ties – or own some yourself. It’s difficult to live in the Metro area and not have heard…

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