Flames Favorite Record Store: 21 Years of Transforming Lives in Detroit Through Music, Poetry and Inclusivity

In the heart of Midtown, Detroit, sits a store committed to uplifting the lives of Detroiters with disabilities through the power of music and poetry. Flames Favorite Record Store was brought to life 21 years ago by James Carr, a former Child Development Specialist in the city of Detroit.

Originally built as a resale shop, Flames Favorites Record Store underwent a pivotal transformation two years into its operation. Recognizing an opportunity to make a substantial impact on the community, Carr redirected the store’s focus toward music, specifically tailored to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities in Detroit.