Women celebrate their first year as business owners in Corktown this Sunday

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Left to right: Rohani Foulkes of The Farmer’s Hand, Lana Rodriguez of Mama Coo’s Boutique, Kiki Louya of The Farmer’s Hand, and Ash Hipps of The Bearded Lady. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Left to right: Rohani Foulkes of The Farmer’s Hand, Lana Rodriguez of Mama Coo’s Boutique, Kiki Louya of The Farmer’s Hand, and Ash Hipps of The Bearded Lady.

Corktown might be a historically Irish neighborhood in Detroit, but a handful of women of color are operating some of the area’s best businesses. Mama Coo’s Boutique, the Farmer’s Hand, and the Bearded Lady are all located on the same small block at the corner of Bagley and Trumbull, just off Michigan Avenue, and they’re all celebrating one year in business this weekend.

The unique businesses — a boutique, a market, and a salon — will offer an outdoor barbecue, free haircuts for kids, a massage chair, tarot card readings, a pinata, party games, and more.

The First Anniversary Block Party is Sunday, Sept. 17 from 3 to 6 p.m. at 1701 Trumbull Ave., Detroit. Admission is free.


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