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“Instead of shopping online at Amazon, they can go shop downtown to find something unique or interesting,” he said.

Kristy Cantleberry shops in downtown Linden a few times a month and said it’s exciting to see young entrepreneurs offering specialty-type stores in the area.

“To have young blood and new things opening down there is definitely helping,” she said. “The other businesses help drive business to each other.”

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Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint