Detroit was once known for having many businesses made up of people from the community that created a product or service to fit the needs of the community. Since the riots of 1967, many areas in the community lost residents and support in the stewardship of the land around the neighborhood. Lack of people caused a lack of revenue for some of the business owners that looked to stay after the riots. As families began to move out of Detroit due to the closing of local schools, the high rates of crime, the rising insurance cost, and a host of other factors; the number of vacant homes began to increase at an alarming rate. Over the past 50 years, very little attention has been given to the communities around Detroit, but rather to the areas that some may have felt were more important... but what about the consumers and business owners that did not leave after the riots?