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Greek Town, Detroit

Apr 2, 2008
Detroit is known as the father city of motor vehicles. This is due to the fact that Detroit has always been the source for the majority of motor vehicle creation and distribution. In the early days when automobile manufacturing was a new concept and the industry began to grow at frighteningly fast rates, the need for employees quickly outgrew that of which Detroit could supply. The many career job opportunities drew in people from all over the world, of all ethnicities, looking to secure a career position. When this happened, it seems that people of certain origins and ethnicities grouped together in certain neighborhoods. Thus, places like Greek town was born. Greek Town is one of the many areas that began as ethnic neighborhoods and evolved into attractions for tourists and vacationers.

Shopping

There are so many shopping opportunities in Greek Town there one would be hard pressed to mention them all in one place. The streets in this area of the city of Detroit are lined with shops of every type. You can find the newest trends in clothing here. Some are the most sought after brand names in the nation, such as Calvin Kline, for example. There are shoe shops with such names as Van, Nike, and Reebok, to name a select few. There are jewelry stores, coffee shops, bookstores, and even hobby shops. It would take a week to hit every shop in Greek Town.

Dining

The dining opportunities here are as diverse as the shopping, if not more so. Of course, you will find a number of extremely authentic Greek dining options. The many fine dining options here, over twenty in all, supply a dining solution for you regardless of your preferences in taste, service, and style. If you like Italian, American, Swiss, or even a varied mix of all these, there is at least one restaurant here for you. There are a number of very nice cafs also, just in case you are wore out from a day of hard-core shopping and need a coffee pick-me-up or merely a snack break to re-energize.

Sightseeing

Of all the sights to see in Detroit's Greek Town suburb, there is none that will take your breath quite so much as that of the Second Baptist Church of Detroit. It is one of the oldest buildings still standing in the city, having been constructed in the early 1800's by freed slaves. This was the site of the first African American church gathering in the state of Michigan, making it a historical and highly celebrated landmark today. The architecture here is, to say the least, on a very grand scale. Today, the church still holds services.

If you like to really get beyond the tourist front of a city and try a taste of the authentic feel of the people that live there, then on your next Detroit Michigan getaway, or just whenever you are in the neighborhood on business, stop in and check out Greek Town for an entire day's worth of cultural fun and fulfillment.
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