Maxcel Hardy: Chef, Restaurateur, Philanthropist, Mentor, and WorkPlace Member

Maxcel Hardy: Chef, Restaurateur, Philanthropist, Mentor, and WorkPlace Member

It was during his junior year in high school that Maxcel Hardy got his first taste of what would become his passion and livelihood. Max was a gifted basketball players at his school, but hurt his knee that year. That same year his school switched their home ec classes to culinary arts classes and there Max was, “5th period, every day,” learning at first how to bake and then sell the cookies… read more

Larissa Carr, GRDC’s Dynamic and Busy Grand River WorkPlace Manager

Larissa Carr, GRDC’s Dynamic and Busy Grand River WorkPlace Manager

No matter where you are in your plans to start a small business, whether you’ve got a good business idea that you feel the Grandmont Rosedale community needs, or you’re ready to move into a building in the Grandmont Rosedale business community, your next great idea might be to seek out Larissa Carr’s input. As the manager of the Grand River WorkPlace and a Grandmont Rosedale resident,… read more

Rosalyn Flint and The Urban Country Tea House, A Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Vendor and Community Activist

Rosalyn Flint and The Urban Country Tea House, A Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Vendor and Community Activist

Was there a house on the block where you grew up where the kids hung out, played basketball, jumped rope, and maybe even had a popsicle provided by the mom who lived in that house? Were there rules to hanging out at that house, like “There’s no cussing in my yard,” or “You call me Mrs. Flint”? Do you have memories of playing ball there well into summer twilight or making up double Dutc… read more

Trauma Informed Care in Grandmont Rosedale

Trauma Informed Care in Grandmont Rosedale

In community meetings all throughout Detroit, we are told that the crime rate in our city is dropping. Carjackings were down 28.2% in 2016 from the year prior; burglaries down almost 10%. Crime is discussed in terms of past numbers and future prevention strategies. We rarely discuss the impact of what’s already occurred.  Robberies may be less frequent, but if you are one of the individuals… read more

Detroit Partnership Day Jump Starts Spring in Grandmont Rosedale

Detroit Partnership Day Jump Starts Spring in Grandmont Rosedale

Spring is the season of renewal. In the spring, many animals are born, birds return to their northern homes and begin building nests, plants poke their leaves out from the ground, and humans bring out their bicycles and pedal to the park. But in our urban environment, humans must play another special role in the renewal of spring: they have to find a way to clean up outdoor spaces for another… read more

From ProsperUs to Pop-Up

From ProsperUs to Pop-Up

Grand River is seeing a lot more activity these days and it’s not because of the moving cars, it’s because businesses are growing here. Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation has served as a key partner in cultivating and incubating new businesses here in Grandmont Rosedale. Grand River WorkPlace, Grandmont Rosedale’s coworking incubator and pop-up retail space, hosts a number of… read more

GRDC VACANT PROPERTY TASK FORCE FUNDRAISER – A PERFORMANCE OF SISTER ACT

GRDC VACANT PROPERTY TASK FORCE FUNDRAISER – A PERFORMANCE OF SISTER ACT

A ticket to Park Players’ Sister Act performance on Sunday, April 9th will not only guarantee you a good time and lots of laughs, but it will also help stabilize your neighborhood! Proceeds from the April 9 performance support the Vacant Property Task Force, a group of dedicated volunteers who have been working on addressing vacant property problems in the Grandmont Rosedale community for t… read more

Montessori Program at Edison Elementary

Montessori Program at Edison Elementary

New Montessori Program a huge draw for families to Edison Elementary Edison Elementary was one of just three Detroit Public Schools this fall to launch a tuition-free public Montessori program, and the program has been a draw to families. Edison has attracted 69 students to the program, which was part of an Innovation Proposal in Detroit Public Schools Community District to bring public… read more

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