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Detroit Vs Everybody owner shuts 4 shops, shifts focus

Detroit pride retailer Detroit Vs Everybody closed four of its locations Monday as part of a shift in its business model.

The clothing company recently moved into a 10,000-square-foot warehouse and will now focus on two high-performing locations at Eastern Market in Detroit and Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi, according to a report from Crain's Detroit Business.

The four closed locations are Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights, The Mall at Partridge Creek in Clinton Township, Southfield Road in Southfield and Fairlane Town Center in Dearborn, according to the report.

The retailer will continue to make the Detroit- branded clothing as well as expand into third-party printing by allowing outside companies or individuals to use its printing equipment, owner and founder Tommey Walker told Crain's Detroit Business.

The new warehouse headquarters has a staff of about 10 and employs 40 total after the closure, losing about 35 sales employees in the consolidation, Walker told Crain's.

Meredith Spelbring is a news intern for the Detroit Free Press. Reach her at mspelbring@ freepress.com or on Twitter @mere0415.

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