Delray Neighborhood Store Closes After 56 Years [Photo Gallery]

Albert and Myrtle Green opened in 1959. As they near 90, they say it’s time to retire.

One of the last family-owned businesses in Detroit’s Delray neighborhood closed recently. Green’s Variety Store on Solvay opened in 1959. WDET’s Pat Batcheller visited the store in 2014 to ask the owners about the impact a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor would have on the business and the community. Since then, Albert and Myrtle Green–both 88 years old–have retired. They closed the store on April 30th. Albert Green recalls how Delray changed since the day the shop opened 56 years ago.



  • Pat Batcheller
    Pat Batcheller is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, presenting local news, traffic and weather updates during Morning Edition. He is an amateur musician.