COVID-19 Resources

As we reorganize our lives to protect ourselves and our families during the COVID-19 pandemic, we should also note the importance of community in these uncertain times. The Center for Disease Control notes that this is a good time to “get to know your neighbors”: to use any organizational and communicative resources on hand to…

Meet Cliff G. Green, Co-Owner and CFO of Detroit Classic, Hot Sam’s

Hot Sam’s, the legendary Detroit outfitter and tailoring shop founded in 1921, is co-owned by Tony Stovall and longtime Grandmont Rosedale resident, Cliff G. Green. Cliff has worked in tailoring and retail since 1967, back when he apprenticed in the trade while attending Northeastern High School in Detroit. Since 1994, he’s been the Chief Financial…

Grandmont Rosedale Resident Que Roland Opens Seat Detroit, A Co-working Space in Eastern Market

When Grandmont Rosedale resident Que Roland started at Wayne State University, she thought she’d study mechanical engineering. She enjoyed projects, everything from landscaping to design work, and had an eye – family and friends frequently relied on her design skills. Then she thought she might be better suited to become an art curator and so…

Kiki Louya – Meet GRDC’s Economic Development Manager

Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation’s new Economic Development Manager is Kiki Louya—a chef and restauranteur who grew up in our very own Rosedale Park. From her beginnings in Rosedale Park (which she aptly describes as a “village”), Kiki’s ambition, skills, and knowledge have propelled her to non-profit organizations in New York, world-class kitchens in Chicago and,…

Spinning Crafts into Gold: The Seven Sisters of the Cloth Bring Their Homemade Magic to Small Business Saturday

Their names are Sharon, Ruth, Sue, Colleen, Carol, Nancy, and Patti. They are sisters who love to craft, sew, and quilt – hence the name “The Seven Sisters of the Cloth.” For the third year, they will participate in Shop small in GRANDmont Rosedale, the Shop Small Saturday event that will take place on Saturday,…

Robert Hurse – The Standard Detroit

Robert Hurse’s clothing store, The Standard Detroit, had its grand opening soirée at the Grand River WorkPlace on November 9th. Robert’s curated vision of Detroit style is now available on Grand River through WorkPlace’s pop-up retail space. In his store, you will find clothing that projects a hard-working, hard-playing, and outgoing image for “women who…

The Grand River Streetscape Project – an Explanation

If you live, work, or drive through Grandmont Rosedale, you know that there’s a lot of construction happening on Grand River. Just what those changes are can get a bit confusing though, and even cause some concern. The Grand River Streetscape Project is quite an undertaking with many different changes coming to the commercial corridor,…

Ariya’s Apparel and Accessories: Moving Forward after the Pop-up Store

The ethos of Ariya’s Apparel and Accessories can be summed up as stylish, modern, and modest. Owner Akeya Muhammad infused these qualities into her pop-up store in the Grand River WorkPlace, which she ran from April-September 2019. Music flowed from a portable speaker, clothes and handbags were carefully arranged on racks and shelves, and a…