Meet John Jones, Jr. – The Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Manager

John’s introduction to outdoor Detroit produce markets started not as a shopper or a vendor. John’s dad was in charge of security at Eastern Market, and about seven years ago, the security department was looking for some more workers. John figured, “Why not? It’s a job, right?” Over time, John came to love Eastern Market.…

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…

Meet Mike Sabbagh and Emily Clancy, Two New Grandmont #1 Residents Who were Looking for Community

Like perhaps most people, when Mike and Emily started looking for a home, they had a list of things they were looking for. After living in “tiny apartment in Hamtramck,” they wanted space “inside and out” for themselves and their dogs Clark and Lola. They wanted a house that didn’t need much repair, and that…

Grandmont Rosedale Small Business Community Supported by Restart Program Grants

The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for most small business owners and non-profit organizations. While looking after their own and their employees’ health, small business owners also have to consider the health of their customers, and of the businesses themselves. The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) wanted to help our small business community weather these…

Coming to the Heart of the Grandmont Rosedale Community: A New, Mixed-Use Development

Beginning with a feasibility study in 2017, followed by further community engagement opportunities that asked Grandmont Rosedale residents and business owners what they would like to see in their community, a theme emerged. Residents and small business owners love their community and they don’t want to leave. Once residents no longer wish to live in…

How You Can Support Grandmont Rosedale Businesses!

Small businesses are particularly at risk during the COVID-19 crisis.  Let’s show our Grandmont Rosedale small business community that we value their presence in our neighborhoods!  If your favorite neighborhood spot has a social media presence (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.), try sharing their info, sending a message of support and encouraging others to follow suit!…

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…

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,…