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17301 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48221

(313) 342-4145

Today: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hallstarz, LLC, formerly Halls Variety Mall, Inc., formerly Halls Shoe Repair was established in October of 1985 by Dewain and Vanessa Hall with the purchase of a 2,300 square foot building located at 17301 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48221. This husband and wife team was inspired to go into business for themselves by both of their fathers who were Detroit business men. During the 1980s, Halls Variety Mall began to flourish. Shoe repair and shine was the primary source of revenue. To optimize the use of the available space, Dewain and Vanessa began to incorporate other products and services into the business. These additional products and services included Income Tax Preparation, MI Lottery, Western Union, Copy Service, Secretarial Service, Private Mail Boxes, and Shipping via FedEx and UPS. The beginning of the 1990s was very promising. Halls Variety Mall was incorporated and doing business as Halls Variety Mall, Inc. (H.V.M. Inc.) Even though the early 90s appeared to be very promising, it was also plagued with misfortunes. Due to various unforeseen circumstances, business was not so good. Revenues were down and many of the services were eliminated. H.V.M. Inc. was narrowly surviving by its shoe repair and income tax service. Dewain and Vanessa nearly lost the building they worked so hard to acquire. By the grace of God, along with their diligent prayer and work ethic, they were able to pay off the mortgage on the business in 1995. Thus, making Hallstarz a debt free company. In the interim, Dewain and Vanessa had six sons. Dewain had a vision and prayer that his sons would work together in the family business. In the year 2000, God acknowledged Dewains prayers and his vision began to become a reality. Dewains first born son Mario graduated from Grambling State University and decided that he would return home to work in the family business. Together, this father and son team worked to build the business primarily through the income tax service. The business had grown to the point that they needed more help. Thus, Dewains second son, Marquis, decided to quit his job in Las Vegas, NV to come back to Detroit and work in the family business. Then the third son, Milton, joined followed by Mylan, Martez and finally Malik. In 2006, the brothers decided to rename the business Hallstarz, LLC doing business as Hallstarz Business Center. Hallstarz is currently a privately held business owned and operated by a core family of six brothers working together towards the common goal of making Hallstarz Business Center a successful venture. Hallstarz represents the genesis of generational wealth for the Hall Family.

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Income Tax Preparation Services,Real Estate Services, Driver Skills Testing, Notary Public, Publishing, Design & Secretarial Services, COPY, PRINT, & FAX, FedEx, UPS, DHL, & USPS Shipping Mail Box Rental, Internet & computer Time rental, Key Duplication, Rubber Stamps
Payment method
cash, amex, discover, master card, visa, mastercard, all major credit cards, debit, check
Bagley, University District, Palmer Park





Shipping Services, Packaging Materials, Notaries Public, Tax Return Preparation, Accounting & Bookkeeping Machines & Supplies, Printing Services, Fax Service, Mailbox Rental, Packaging Service
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Parking: Lot


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Geoffrey S.



I had a very pleasant experience at Hallstarz. I had to fax some important documents, that failed to send through my computer's e-fax functionality, and didn't want to drive to the suburbs. It's very convenient to have businesses like this in the neighborhood.

Milton H.



Great place to ship your package or letter! They offer different shippers like Fed Ex, DHL, Usps and ups



My road test appointment was e...

My road test appointment was easy to make and the instructor was running on time which was a big plus for me. I was a little nervous going in but the guy doing the test was very clear in his directions and that made it easier for me fo focus on my road test. At the end he told me a couple things that I could improve on but I passed and was so glad that I picked Hallstarz to have my road test. They also offer other services like copy, fax, internet cafe, shipping and lotto. I will definitely be going back to use some of their other services too.



professional honest and laid back highly recommrend

the examiner was professional through but also laid back easy going and honest if u know how to drive u'll pass they not one of those that fail u then try to get u back to pay again as a person who pass even in the slipper slushy snow i highly recommend to go to hallstarz for your road test even if u coming from the burbs