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…

Phil Schloop Steps Down from the GRDC Board after Years of Service

Whether he’s referring to his more recent woodworking projects or his early years as a building engineer in Detroit Public Schools, Phil’s aim has been the “practical use” of things – a custom made table, advocating to make healthcare affordable. The focus of Phil’s years on the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation (GRDC) board was no…

Grandmont Rosedale Resident and Rising Artist Phillip Simpson

Phillip Simpson knew Grandmont Rosedale was “pretty cool. Tons of gorgeous houses.” Syretta, Phil’s wife, is, as Phil says, “a Zillow girl” and she agreed that the houses were beautiful, but what they really wanted was a community, so they did some research. Phil looked specifically for neighborhood walkability, the presence of block clubs, whether…

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…

Meet Ron English, Detroit Jazz Legend and Grandmont Rosedale Resident

Jazz guitarist Ron English, composer and pianist Michael Malis, bassist Jaribu Shahid, and Tariq Gardner, drummer will be performing two long sets on Thursday, August 5, at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market, 18445 Scarsdale. The first set will start about 4:30 pm, and the other at 6 or 6:30 pm. Ron and Michael live in…