GRDC Welcomes Ian Watts, Economic Development Manager

Grandmont Rosedale resident and Grand River WorkPlace member Ian Watts’ new position as GRDC’s Economic Development Manager is a great fit. Ian knows first-hand the benefits of running a small business out of a neighborhood co-working space as well as the importance of having a variety of tools, resources readily accessible that allow small businesses…

The Roll Up Truck – A Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Favorite

Gabrielle Taylor’s Roll Up Truck has been a staple of the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market since she first started operations three years ago. The bright red, white, and yellow truck with its signature egg-with-wheels logo stands out at the end of the Market’s row of tents, and for all the right reasons. The food is…

Entropy Coffee Bar: A Northwest Detroit Newcomer and Farmers’ Market Vendor

Entropy Coffee Bar is the newest coffee shop in Northwest Detroit– in fact so new that their storefront is still under construction. But renovations at their future location haven’t stopped them from sharing their coffee with the community at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market this summer. If you’ve already tried their unique flavors of cold…

Simply Irresistible Popcorn and Treats at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market

Popcorn is one of those foods that people often share at the movies, at the fair, or even just at home watching television together. It’s also a food that people often experiment with. There’s the basic salt and butter, but you might also add garlic salt or caramel or even mix it with nuts and…

Meet Cassandra Van Dam, the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Site Manager

Running a farmers’ market takes many hands, many areas of expertise, and a dedication to support independent, local vendors. Cassandra Van Dam is helping out this season at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market thanks to Eastern Market and the Detroit Community Markets. As a Shared Site Manager, Cassandra splits her time between our Market and…

Meet Asia Hamilton, Curator of The Norwest Gallery of Art in the Grand River Annex

Years ago, when Asia Hamilton was in high school, she wanted to take a cosmetology class, but the class was full. She was disappointed and so, with little enthusiasm and the thought that the class would be easy, Asia reluctantly signed up for commercial photography. Once the class was over Asia knew what she wanted…

Meet Joél Reyes-Klann, GRDC’s UM Intern and Vacant Property Task Force Assistant

Joél Reyes-Klann, GRDC’s intern from the University of Michigan, is no stranger to community engagement. Since last June, Joél has spent much of his time assisting GRDC’s Community Engagement Manager Kitty Yarbrough with Vacant Property Task Force meetings, and soon he will also help out with this year’s Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market season. Joél, a…