Over 100 people visited our Holiday Open House on December 16, 2009; amongst the many attendees were district merchants and residents, business partners, stakeholders and City of Dearborn officials. It was a great opportunity for district merchants and residents to connect with the EDDDA and learn what we do and what we can do to help support and promote our businesses and the downtown area.
The atmosphere was festive and very welcoming. Local business owners were happy to meet the Acting Director Melissa Kania, as well as new EDDDA clerical assistant Dee Alkarawy and other City of Dearborn Officials. Everyone was impressed by all the accommodations made to make everyone feel comfortable and enjoy the holiday cheer.
Our guests enjoyed tasting ‘the world in a mile’ from the long buffet that was filled with food from several of the diverse restaurants just along our downtown strip. We would like to thank the various restaurants including JB Bamboozles, Amani’s, Jim’s Place, Lile’s Ham Sandwich Shop, Red Star, Alcamo’s and Habib’s Cuisine for sponsoring and supporting our event.
We hope to add more EDDDA Open Houses in the future as a way to keep communication open with our district merchants and residents.