Remember when getting "good" fireworks meant a trip to Toledo? A clear sign of the change in Michigan's laws for the Fourth of July goodies is highly visible in Dearborn: Crazy Steve's Fireworks is now open in west downtown.
Located at 22275 Michigan Ave., the store is locally owned and stocked with bottle rockets, firecrackers, Roman candles and more.
Open since June 18, an employee at the store said that business hasn't been particularly heavy. However, owner Yasir Kaskorkis told the Dearborn Press and Guide that they expect sales will continue to pick up as July 4 nears.
“Since we put our temporary signs up, we’ve had more business," he said. "But we’re really expecting things to pick up now that we’re getting close to the Fourth."
Hours for the store are as follows:
- Through July 1: 12-10 p.m.
- July 2-4: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
- July 5-7: 12-8 p.m.
More Fireworks in Dearborn
A searchable list of all 613 approved fireworks businesses statewide is at the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs site. Here are the five listed in Dearborn and Dearborn Heights.
- Telegraph Cigarette Station, 3965 Telegraph Rd. (store). Applicant: Kevin Bruce.
- V.I.P. Car Wash, 27275 Ford Rd., Dearborn Heights (store). Applicant: George Abousouan.
- Fun 4 All Trading, 13300 Ford Rd. (temporary). Applicant: Mohamad Hojeije.
- Unnamed tent, 18900 Michigan Ave. (temporary). Applicant: William Munaco.
- Crazy Steve's Fireworks, 22275 Michigan Ave. (temporary). Applicant: Yasir Kaskorkis.
Though consumer fireworks are now legal in Michigan, the Dearborn City Council has approved an ordinance that only allows the use on the day before, day of, and day after a legal holiday.