Hazel Park Moves with the Times

Excerpt: As a self-professed “coffee-shop kid,” Kenneth Bracker fondly remembers the Royal Oak and Ferndale of the mid-1990s, when he, along with every goth kid in metro Detroit, used to hang out in the dozen or so independent coffee houses that sprang up in the pre-Starbucks era.

“It just became this little coffee shop Mecca,” says Bracker. “So as a teenager, I would just bounce around between all the coffee shops.”

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