Two Jazz Musicians, Composers, and Teachers are Across the Street Neighbors in Grandmont Rosedale

According to the Detroit Free Press, Grandmont Rosedale resident Marcus Elliot is a “saxophonist, composer, improviser, and educator based in Detroit, Michigan. Marcus is a 2020 Kresge Artist Fellow.” The New York Times: Marcus’ “compositions and improvisations are convincing and confident, evolved in touch and tone…Marcus Elliot represents next generation of jazz”. According to Detroit Metro…

Grandmont Residents Get Needed Home Repairs through Michigan State Housing Development Authority

Edward Long needed a new roof for quite some time. Edward remembers that he and his wife had talked about getting a new roof “after having some trouble with old the roof.” Edward has lived in Grandmont for 27 years, and he had been married for 28 years until his wife passed in 2021. Getting…

Eileen Frey Awarded 70 Over Seventy Award for Decades of Contributions to Her Neighborhood

Eileen Frey is an outstanding citizen in the Grandmont Rosedale community. Anyone who has lived in the neighborhood for any significant amount of time has most certainly met Eileen. She recently received an award from Hannan Center called “The 70 Over Seventy Next Chapter Awards.” This award is given out to older citizens in the…

Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Vendor Feature: Sweet Potato Delights

What is the names of your business, and what are you selling? Sweet Potato Delights – vegan-based sweet potato products What are your social media handles, and if you have a website, what’s the address? Website: sweetpotatodelights.org https://www.instagram.com/sweetpotatodelights/ https://www.facebook.com/sweetpotatodelights   How long have you been at it? 5 years What are your plans for the…

Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Vendor Feature: Rock City Heat + Eat

What is the names of your business, and what are you selling? Rock City Heat + Eat: Handmade granolas, artisan crackers, banana bread, and oven ready pizza crusts. What are your social media handles, and if you have a website, what’s the address? Instagram: @rockcityheat rockcityheat@yahoo.com How long have you been at it? 2 months…

Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Vendor Feature: Samme’s Special Doggie Treats

What is the names of your business, and what are you selling? Samme’s Special Doggie Treats – homemade dog treats What are your social media handles, and if you have a website, what’s the address? IG: @sammesspecialdiggietreats How long have you been at it? Five years. What do you think are the three most important…

Meet Mike Randall, GRDC’s Executive Director

When GRDC’s Executive Director Mike Randall first moved into Grandmont Rosedale, he saw the similarities with Ypsilanti, his home town, and Detroit right away. According to Mike, both Ypsilanti and Detroit are filled with people who are “hard-working, friendly, and have a lot of pride for their city. People go hard for Ypsi, just like…

Grand River WorkPlace Member Spotlight: Moy Hair Essentials

Moy Hair Essentials is a line of hair care products made with all natural ingredients, founded by Miranda Moy. Over the years, Miranda has developed an admiration for beautiful, healthy, natural hair. She is infatuated with studying the key ingredients to stimulate hair growth. The Essentials are composed of high quality, parabon free hair products…