“I Was Here” Talk at Always Brewing Detroit Draws a Crowd

According to hosts Lauren Hood and Ryan Barrett, the “I Was Here” speaker/dialogue series held at Always Brewing Detroit on March 24, is designed to “preserve the narratives of people who lived in Detroit before it was ‘easy’ to live in Detroit.” The three featured speakers were Cornetta Lane from Core City, Robbie Dwight from…

Jerome Vaughn, Grandmont Rosedale Resident and WDET News Director

After experiencing the 1989 San Francisco earthquake, Jerome Vaughn realized something important about Detroit: “In the aftermath of the earthquake people were reacting by helping one another, doing everything from carrying firehoses to staying at each other’s houses. People do that in Detroit all the time.” Soon after the earthquake, Jerome headed back home to…

Grand River WorkPlace Member and Grandmont Rosedale Resident Cheryl Davis

Robinson Realty and Management Group (RRMG) was the first business to sign up for office space at Grand River WorkPlace, when it opened earlier this year.  WorkPlace was a natural fit for RRMG, which is led by long-time Grandmont Rosedale resident, Cheryl Davis and her two partners, Gaye Butler and LaToya Johnson-Fowlkes. Prior to leasing…

Brightmoor Artisan’s Cooperative and Community Kitchen Wins the Grandmont Rosedale SOUP

Sometimes deciding which idea to vote for at a Detroit SOUP is really hard. The people who pitched their ideas at the Grandmont Rosedale SOUP in December made the decision particularly difficult. From a soccer workshop for kids to supporting above minimum wage employment at a local business, choosing where to put one’s donated $5…

The Wayne County Registrar of Deeds Recognizes GRDC’s Vacant Property Task Force

On Tuesday, Nov. 18, Bernard J. Youngblood, the Wayne County Registrar of Deeds and several representatives from city and county government arrived at the GRDC offices a few minutes before 10.  Channel 4 was there too, ready to document the honoring of GRDC’s Vacant Property Task Force volunteers for their persistence in bringing a fraudulent…

Ebonee West: An Eye for Fashion

You know those people who always look well put-together?  You know, their clothes are fashionable, well-matched and seem perfect for that particular person and occasion?  They might have a really sharp jacket or a dress that you’ve never seen before but that looks just about perfect on them?  North Rosedale Park resident and pop-up business…