Hello NW Goldberg,
Received notice yesterday that Mr. Albert Crockett, the owner of Crockett Grocery passed this week. Prayers and condolences to the Crockett family.
I had the honor of having a wonderful conversation with Mr. Crockett last year after purchasing the then vacant Crockett Grocery store located at 6224 16th Street, Detroit, MI. I often think about our conversation and consider how difficult it was for a Black man to start a small business in a neighborhood ravaged by the 1967 riots. But he did it. Mr. Albert Crockett left a beautiful legacy of service and fond memories for those that had the opportunity to shop in his store.
Attached is a recording of Mr. Crockett as he shares his story of starting Crockett Grocery. Click link to listen, Mr. Albert Crockett, Crockett Grocery Store