Valentine’s Day is approaching and this year, we want to show some love to our Macomb County businesses. So whether you plan to dine out, purchase some chocolates or buy a gift or experience the next few days, make sure you’re keeping it local. Here’s why that matters:
Small businesses reinvest. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, when you spend $100 at a small business, $48 stays in the community. Spend the same $100 at a big-box store or national retailer and only $14 stays.
Small businesses offer one-of-a-kind products and services and provide personalized customer service.
- Small businesses make our community vibrant and unique.
There are countless other reasons why shopping small is important, but the point of this piece is to help you find Macomb County restaurants and retailers where you can treat yourself or someone else this holiday. So let’s get to it!
We asked our Make Macomb Your Home social followers for local places they love, and here’s what they said:
- Firenze Restaurant and Pizzeria - 11028 E 10 Mile Rd, Warren
- Gumbo's - 53 N Walnut St, Mt Clemens
- J. Baldwin’s - 16981 18 Mile Rd, Clinton Twp
- Regale Craft Food and Drink - 48810 Hayes Rd, Macomb
- Max and Ollie’s Vintage Boutique - 65 Macomb Pl, Mt Clemens
- Utica Florist - 46200 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Twp
- Before and After Interiors - 48123 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Twp
- Silver Moon Bath & Spa Specialties, LLC - 15240 15 Mile Rd, Fraser
- The Purple Peacock
Sweet Treats and More
- Vince and Joe’s - 55178 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Twp AND 41790 Garfield Clinton Twp
- Clementine’s Pastries - 57 Macomb Pl, Mt Clemens
- Pops’ Sweets an Treats - 90 Macomb Pl, Mt Clemens
- Champagne Chocolates - 65 Macomb Pl #E, Mt Clemens
- Achatz Handmade Pie Company - 75700 North Ave, Armada; 30301 Commerce Blvd, Chesterfield; AND 45159 Market St, Shelby Twp
- Main’s Treat Coffeehouse - 215 N Main St, Romeo
Of course, those are just suggestions posted on our Make Macomb Your Home social media, and we know there’s so much more out there for you to experience and enjoy this Valentine’s Day. So here are some other resources that can help you plan a special holiday:
- Find more local stores to support on our Shop Local Macomb page. Note - this page features information from our 2021 Shop Local Macomb contest. The contest has ended, but the interactive map linked on the site features a variety of Macomb County retailers and small businesses.
- Check out this recent Detroit Free Press piece on sweet and savory offerings across metro Detroit.
- Another recent news story comes from WDIV Channel 4, which discusses shopping local florists this season.
That's all for now - but if we missed something, make sure to leave a comment to let us and others know! Now, on behalf of the Make Macomb Your Home team - Happy Valentine’s Day! Enjoy, indulge and spread love this weekend and beyond <3
Megan Ochmanek is a communications specialist for Macomb County Planning and Economic Development