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Many Jews in Michigan were in business, and Jewish businesses were located not merely in the auto city, Detroit, but in many cities and towns. Jews tended to cluster in wholesale and retail clothing, in food (meat and groceries) and in scrap iron and metal.

Hancock

 
Image of Gartner's Department Store, Hancock, Michigan Copper Country's Finest Department Store (Gartner's Department Store, in Hancock, in the Upper Peninsula) was built by immigrant Jacob Gartner and became a leading business under his son Isadore.
Gartner's Department Store, Hancock, Michigan
Courtesy Michigan Technological University Archives & Copper Country Historical Collection
 

Iron Mountain

Munising

Image of Meat Cooler, I. Zacks & Sons, Iron Mountain, Michigan Image of Chudacoff's Women's and Children's Apparel in Munising, Michigan
Meat Cooler, I. Zacks & Sons, Iron Mountain, Michigan
Courtesy Naomi Zacks
Chudacoff's Women's and Children's Apparel in Munising, Michigan
Courtesy Harriet Selin

Muskegon

Lansing


Image of Grossman's Department Store, Muskegon, Michigan, ca 1930
Image of Iron recycling receipt, Friedland Iron and Metal Company, Lansing, Michigan
Grossman's Department Store, Muskegon, Michigan, ca 1930
Courtesy Dennis S. Devlin; Muskegon County Museum
Iron recycling receipt, Friedland Iron and Metal Company, Lansing, Michigan
Courtesy Laurie Bass

South Haven

Detroit

Image of Mendelson's Atlantic Resort, a summer resort in South Haven, Michigan Image of Winkelman's newspaper ad (Detroit, Saginaw, East Lansing)
Mendelson's Atlantic Resort, a summer resort in South Haven, Michigan
Courtesy Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives
Winkelman's newspaper ad (Detroit, Saginaw, East Lansing)
Courtesy Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives
 

Detroit

  Image of Neighborhood Grocery in Detroit
  Neighborhood Grocery in Detroit
Courtesy Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives