Grand River WorkPlace Member Spotlight: Danielle North

Danielle North, Founding Executive Director of Degree Forward, is passionately pursuing college completion rates for working adults and professionals. What inspires you? My commitment to supporting my community and making an impact in the lives of disenfranchised members of our society. Who is your ideal client? Working professionals and adults. Why did you choose Grand…

Grand River WorkPlace Member Spotlight: Cheryl Davis

Cheryl Davis, Robinson Realty & Management Group, a woman, minority-owned business that assists municipalities and consumers with their real estate needs. What inspires you? I come from a family of entrepreneurs and owners and have diverse experience in other disciplines. Who is your ideal client? Our Agents can assist clients with various needs. Why did…

Grandmont Rosedale’s Boy Scout Troop 123 Welcomes New Members for Adventure and Fun

At a meeting in March, the nine young men of Boy Scout Troop 123 sat around two tables. The younger group was putting together personal first aid kits, and the older group was working out the details of their upcoming trip to Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio. This Trip Committee figures out how much…

GRDC to Build the Largest Roundabout in Metro Detroit

GRDC to Build the Largest Roundabout in Metro Detroit Anyone who lives, works, or visits Grandmont Rosedale is familiar with the troublesome intersection of Grand River, Fenkell, and the Southfield Freeway. This busy intersection makes for a treacherous crossing for pedestrians and bicyclists as well as a dicey thoroughfare for drivers. As the intersection is…

Many Residents Attend the Community Conversation about the Senior, Mixed-Use Development Coming to 19505 Grand River

Over 50 Grandmont Rosedale residents attended the Wednesday, Feb. 23 virtual meeting about the demolition and redevelopment of the old IHOP at 19505 Grand River. This new development will feature 42 apartments. There will also be three spaces set aside for communal activities. These apartments are in response to residents’ desire to age in place…

Attend the Community Meeting for the New, Mixed-Use Building Coming to 19505 Grand River

You may have heard about Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation’s plans to demolish the long vacant and blighted old IHOP at 19505 Grand River. In its place, GRDC will build a new, mixed-use building that will include 42 one and two bedroom senior apartments. There will also be three community spaces set aside for communal activities.…

Becki Kenderes Returns to GRDC as Program Director

Many Grandmont Rosedale residents were thrilled to learn that Becki Kenderes as chosen as the Program Director at Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation this past August. Becki first came to GRDC in 2011 as a University of Michigan School of Social Work intern. After her intern year, Becki managed the Sustainable Communities program for four years…

Meet Ron English, Detroit Jazz Legend and Grandmont Rosedale Resident

Jazz guitarist Ron English, composer and pianist Michael Malis, bassist Jaribu Shahid, and Tariq Gardner, drummer will be performing two long sets on Thursday, August 5, at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market, 18445 Scarsdale. The first set will start about 4:30 pm, and the other at 6 or 6:30 pm. Ron and Michael live in…

DTown Vinyl: Detroit’s Only Black, Women-Owned Vinyl Supply Store Opens in Grandmont Rosedale

Co-owners Sidney Farrington and Jessica Tidwell opened DTown Vinyl, Detroit’s only black and woman-owned craft vinyl supply store in Detroit about 10 months ago, right in the middle of the pandemic, and business is good. The store offers heat transfer vinyl, printable vinyl sheets, glitter, rhinestones, and more. This willingness to take a risk, and…