Everything Detroit Joins the Grandmont Rosedale Business Community

About ten years ago Katrina Brown came up with the idea for her store, Everything Detroit. Katrina knew that Detroit had no lack of talented designers, artists, and entrepreneurs, but she also noticed that these small businesspeople “shied away from marketing their businesses because of the expense.” Everything Detroit offers Detroit based entrepreneurs, artists, and…

Detroit Planning and Development Department Focuses on Grand River

Earlier this year, the Detroit Planning and Development Department (PDD) hired a consultant to develop “framework plan” for a large area of Northwest Detroit including Grandmont Rosedale, Old Redford and other nearby neighborhoods. The consultants examined a variety of issues such as streetscape design, green storm water infrastructure and mobility. The draft plan envisions a…

Cody Williams, Owner of Always Brewing Detroit and Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Vendor

Most days you can find Cody Williams hard at work at Always Brewing Detroit, the coffee shop familiar to many people in Grandmont Rosedale at 19180 Grand River. On the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 4 – 8pm though, you’ll see Cody at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market instead, offering up organic,…

Innovative Project Targets Grandmont Rosedale for Home Renovation

GRDC is teaming up with Develop Detroit to implement an innovative new approach to renovating homes in Grandmont Rosedale. The program will utilize New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) to help finance the cost of renovations. The NMTC program has been used to finance commercial and mixed-use projects in Detroit, but its use for home renovations…

Sweet Potato Delights, A Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Vendor and Double Dutch Advocate

Dr. Velonda Anderson’s life-long passion for fitness, healthy food, disease prevention, and children’s health has led her down some unexpected paths. Velonda is a professor of nutrition, an author of a nutritional foods cookbook, a nutrition speaker, a program manager for the Detroit Health Department, and a Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market vendor. She’s also known…

A Pop Up Pairing at the Grand River WorkPlace

Nicole Bien-Aime and Chanel Coleman met while they were taking ProsperUs training at the Grand River WorkPlace. Nicole had been selling women’s clothing out of an office building ill-suited to her needs. Chanel’s custom shoes and accessories business had been an online only endeavor and she was looking to expand. During their training the women…

Samme’s Special Dog Treats, A Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Vendor

Among the hustle and bustle of the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market, you may have heard a young man ask, “Do you have a dog?” He’s pretty persistent with his question because he’s pretty serious about successfully selling his home made dog treats. This earnest vendor is Samme Hejka, and his business is Samme’s Special Dog…