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…

Talking with Neighbor to Neighbor Canvasser and Grandmont Rosedale Resident Deborah LaViolette

Years ago, Deborah LaViolette’s family was grateful for the Property Tax Exemption Program as it enabled her mother to remain in her home. This past summer, Deborah (on the far right in the photo), was a member of a Neighbor to Neighbor team that went door to door in several communities in and near Grandmont…