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…

Chantele Jones, Owner of Estella’s Vegan Dessert Boutique in the pop-up retail space in Grand River WorkPlace

Chantele Jones, owner of Estella’s Vegan Dessert Boutique is proud that her shop is the first and only black women all vegan bakery in Detroit. Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation is proud that she chose to open her business in a brick and mortar space for the first time in our Grand River WorkPlace pop-up retail…

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…

Grand River WorkPlace Member Spotlight: Alicia Skillman

Alicia Skillman, PLLC assists small business, families, and individuals on their journey to freedom: probate and estate planning, trademark and copyright, contracts, small business general counsel, real estate closing, DEI, ethics, and life. What inspires you? There are many routes to financial freedom and this is one for me. I assist my clients with their…

Intern Humiara Shordar Learns about Community Development at GRDC

Humiara Shordar began her work-study internship through Urban Alliance in January, and she will be working with GRDC until the end of July. Urban Alliance “provides skills training, mentoring, and paid internships to high school seniors that keep them connected to school or the workforce.” Humiara is a senior at Detroit International Academy for Young…

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.…