DETROIT (AP) - Some residents and business owners who stuck with Detroit through the economic bad times fear they could be priced out during the city's recovery as property values and rents tip-toe up.

DETROIT (AP) Some residents and business owners who stuck with Detroit through the economic bad times fear they could be priced out during the city's recovery as property values and rents tip-toe up.

Detroit is experiencing a mini-boom as developers see potential where there once was neglect.

Eastern Market district business owner John Farhoud says he closed a sandwich shop two years ago when its then-owners doubled the monthly rent to $3,400.

Eastern Market building owner Tommy Bedway says his property value is up, and that and his partners can afford to be more selective when choosing new tenants.

To encourage native Detroiters to stay, the city is backing programs designed to help small businesses compete. It also requires new rental developments receiving city benefits to set aside units for lower-income residents.