REVOLVE Detroit Offers New Pop-Up Spaces in the Grandmont Rosedale Community

Open call for entries May 12-June 15 for two Grandmont Rosedale pop-up businesses

DETROIT, May 14, 2014 – With the support of a Growing Communities grant from Charter One, Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation’s (DEGC) REVOLVE Detroit program are seeking entrepreneurs to create two new pop-up shops on Grand River Avenue in Detroit’s distinguished Grandmont Rosedale community.

Entrepreneurs selected to participate will receive assistance and resources to help create their pop-up shop as well as favorable rent terms during the pop-up. Pop-ups will also benefit from marketing and collaboration with events programming to drive awareness and customers to the spaces. The deadline for entries is Sunday, June 15. Details on how to apply are available at revolvedetroit.com/resources. Applicants with questions may email REVOLVE directly at info@revolvedetroit.com.

“DEGC is excited to expand the REVOLVE program’s efforts in the Grandmont Rosedale community,” said Michel Forsyth, business development manager at DEGC. “This neighborhood has a thriving business community, and we’re looking forward to getting entrepreneurial, up-and-coming companies into these two pop-ups.”

The two new pop-up locations are located at 19120 Grand River and 19560 Grand River in Northwest Detroit.

  • 19120 Grand River is the new home for WorkPlace, a neighborhood business incubator and co-working facility. There will be a dedicated pop-up space of 300 square feet with a storefront window at the front of WorkPlace. The pop-up space aims to provide a venue for budding entrepreneurs to showcase their products and test their business plan in real-time. Pop-ups will rotate throughout the year, with the intent to build visibility and success in finding permanent locations in the business district. The remainder of the 2,800-square-foot facility will accommodate both individual enclosed offices and open shared co-working space.
  • 19560 Grand River is a 1,400-square-foot storefront that is move-in ready. It features track lighting, carpeting and fresh paint. There is a storage area and restroom. The unit includes two dedicated parking spaces with ample street parking. The space is ideal for a pop-up business with permanent aspirations.

“GRDC is very excited to be working with REVOLVE and Charter One to bring new business to the Grandmont Rosedale area,” said Tom Goddeeris, executive director of GRDC. “The ‘pop-up’ strategy has proven to be a great way to connect entrepreneurs with neighborhoods around the city.”

Charter One Foundation’s Growing Communities Program is an instrumental partner in supporting the Grandmont Rosedale community. “Charter One is proud to partner with the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation to bring its REVOLVE retail growth program to Detroit’s Grandmont Rosedale community,” said Mike Dolson, senior vice president and state director of commercial lending at Charter One & RBS Citizens.

“Grandmont Rosedale has long been a proud Detroit neighborhood, and Charter One wants to help ensure that it has a bright future,” Dolson said. "This strategy is in line with Charter One’s Growing Communities program, which has a successful record of helping to revitalize and grow urban neighborhoods. Charter One has invested steadily and substantially in Detroit, and the Charter One Growing Communities initiative has invested more than $385,000 in local food businesses and the Eastern Market neighborhood since 2012.” 

About REVOLVE Detroit
REVOLVE Detroit is a collaborative program of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) that partners with community leaders, building owners, entrepreneurs and artists to activate available spaces with transformational businesses and art installations. The goal of the program is to promote the evolution and vibrancy of Detroit’s neighborhood business districts. For more information about REVOLVE Detroit, visit www.revolvedetroit.com

About Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation
GRDC is a non-profit, community-based organization working to preserve and improve the Grandmont Rosedale community of northwest Detroit. The organization achieves this mission through a comprehensive approach to community revitalization, with programs to renovate vacant properties, to assist local homeowners and businesses, and to engage in activities that beautify and preserve the neighborhood as safe and vibrant. For more information about GRDC, visit www.grandmontrosedale.com. 

About Charter One Foundation
Charter One Foundation is a subsidiary of the Citizens Charitable Foundation, which is a charitable contributions vehicle of RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc., RBS Citizens, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania. The foundation’s support is focused on human services, affordable housing and economic development. Charter One’s website is charterone.com.   
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