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Grand openings held for shops along Detroit fashion district

November 25, 2019 GMT

DETROIT (AP) — Grand openings have been held for three minority-owned businesses along the Livernois Avenue of Fashion shopping district on Detroit’s west side.

The Motor City Match program awarded cash grants to Skin Bar VII, Good Times on the Ave. and Krispy Addicts. The matching grant program builds retail density, and awards resources that include help with building plans, space and design.

Skin Bar VII luxury facial spa received a $45,000 grant. It employs 10 people. Good Times on the Ave. is a casual fine-dining restaurant. It employs 25 people and received a $40,000 grant which was used to complete renovations.

Krispy Addicts men’s retail street wear boutique received a $25,000 grant which was used to secure its location and make renovations. It expects to employ up to 10 people.