It’s been a busy spring and summer again in East Downtown Dearborn. We have new businesses opening, people investing in their properties and new opportunities to show off the best of the district! 

There are many new businesses calling East Downtown home this year, from a wide array of industries. Dearborn Fresh Supermarket, housed in the former Kroger building at 13661 Colson, offers more than groceries but also a bakery, the Oasis Cafe for meals on the spot, a flower shop, and a pharmacy.

Several new restaurants are now serving up in the neighborhood. 360 Lounge, located at 13901 Michigan Ave, is an eclectic lounge serving up hookahs, tasty smoothies, a mix of Mediterranean and American foods and free Wi-Fi all set in a cozy, gorgeous atmosphere. Palace Café, located at 14430 Michigan Avenue, is a beautifully appointed Middle-Eastern restaurant that also offers stunning live entertainment. And last but not least, La Shish located at 12918 Michigan Avenue, has reopened with new owners, however the concept, food, and feel are still the same!

Of course our most noticeable new neighbor is the Dearborn Town Center at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Schaefer. It houses Oakwood-Midwest Medical Center, which offers 24/7 urgent care, as well as comprehensive, high-quality medical care to meet the wellness, prevention and treatment needs of the Dearborn community and southeast Michigan. Also located there is King’s Pharmacy, the Dearborn Star Grille and Kresge Eye Institute.

East Downtown has seen a handful of successful events lately. The annual Memorial Day Parade brought thousands to see the spectacle, each one a potential customer for local businesses. Our third summer of free Jazz On The Ave concerts in beautiful Dearborn City Hall park drew record crowds and plenty media attention. We held our second annual Taste of Dearborn East in September and tripled attendance of participants who relished the unique and cultural flavors East Dearborn has to offer. Local establishments like Green Brain Comics and the Arab American National Museum regularly host onsite events, keeping the neighborhood flush with activities.

The EDDDA is happy to help district businesses market and promote their own special events, sales, grand openings and such. Get involved! We’re always open to hearing what you would like to see to improve the district for everyone. Contact our office at 313-943-3141 to learn more.