In a new, small business, there is rarely a week that goes by that isn’t spectacular. The Commons has won awards, had a power outage that crippled the business, and been able to serve thousands of customers over the past few month. As a staff, we take the most joy in the small moments such as when our customers run into classmates they haven’t seen since high school, or others still walk into the space for the first time and marvel at the peaceful and welcoming atmosphere. Being that space where MACC Development interfaces with the community means that we get to walk through life with many of the regular customers who come through.
In October we were one of ten new businesses in Detroit honored with the Commerce Deign Award, showcasing business that not only were design-forward, but also that reflected and promoted its surrounding community. While many of the winners are located in Midtown or Downtown, we were in the minority by being out in the neighborhoods, which is more rare of successful development in Detroit.
Also in October we experienced a power surge that cut power to the building for a few days and damaged five of our washers. Since then we have started a Crowdrise campaign to raise the funds to fix the washers and purchase a surge protector for the building. Through this effort we have been blessed by incredible support, and are still working toward our goal of $15,000. We plan to reach this through a fundraiser Christmas party on December 21, as well as ongoing online donations. This can be found at www.thecommonsdetroit.com/donate
Through the month of December we’ll be offering our festive peppermint mocha - yet another reason to visit The Commons and experience everything that is happening in our community first hand.