PONTIAC (WWJ) – A group of local business and civic organizations in Pontiac are holding a celebration to welcome nearly 60 new businesses which have opened in the city since January.

“From lawyers, software and IT, down through retail, bars, clubs … it’s the full gamut that we’re opening up, so it’s amazing,” said Glen Konopaski, Vice President of the Pontiac Downtown Business Association.

“The restaurants are starting to fill up … getting a little bit harder to get a seat, but it’s a good thing. Friday nights are really picking up, too, with the cruise going on and everything else, so the nightlife is coming back,” Konopaski told WWJ.

Konopaski said local businesses are pumping new life into the area and all of them are out to help each other out.

Celebrations are being held in Pontiac Friday, with sidewalk sales and specials at a restaurants.  A Pontiac Pub-crawl takes place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday night.

Comments (3)
  1. A Michigan Resident says:

    It may be amazing but it won’t make the money Detroit auto generated.

    Making things the world needs makes money. Science, technology, engineering and math are fundamental to the preparation. Something is better than nothing but Michigan used to have a cash cow that was squandered.

    Michigan needs to get smarter and make valuable things including the machines that make the things

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