In Detroit, with its shifting demographics and redevelopment projects downtown, newer black-owned businesses are consciously creating spaces where blacks feel comfortable to eat, shop, and simply be. Detroit Soul is one of those businesses. This 3-year-old restaurant on the city’s east side features healthier versions of classic soul food dishes, a farm-to-table dining experience and an approach to service focused on building long-term relationships with customers. Co-owner Jerome Brown says the restaurant was inspired by experiences growing up in Detroit and family visits to the south.
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