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…

Grandmont Rosedale’s Digimax: A Community Asset and a Match on Main Grant Recipient

With the help of Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation (GRDC), Digimax Business Center at 18461 West McNichols, is one of the ten Grandmont Rosedale businesses that received the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Match on Main grant. This grant will enable Digimax to continue as a community hub for printing, copying, emailing, design, technology help, and the…

Open for Business! How Grandmont Rosedale Businesses have Adjusted with Customer and Employee Safety in Mind

As Stay Home, Stay Safe orders relax, many small businesses in the Grandmont Rosedale community have begun to reopen to the public in different capacities. These business owners recognize that there is still a need for physical distancing measures. They are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and observing key guidelines, such as the use of…

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!…

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,…

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…

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…

Welcome Ariya’s Apparel and Accessories to the Grand River WorkPlace Pop-up Spot!

Sometimes, despite a lot of preparation, education and practice, one still needs a little encouragement to do something daring. Making the step from a mobile business to a brick and mortar location, even if it’s only for a few months, was a step Akeya Muhammad was reluctant to make. Luckily for her, GRDC’s Economic Development…