Two New Pop-Up Businesses Coming to Grandmont Rosedale Neighborhood

Yoga studio, retail store to join Grand River business community

 

Yoga studio, retail store to join Grand River business community

DETROIT, August 15, 2014 -- Anahata Yoga, a studio offering Hatha yoga, and Love Travels Imports, a social enterprise of fair trade and handmade artisan wares, have been selected by Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation (GRDC) and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation’s REVOLVE Detroit program to create two new pop-up shops on Grand River Avenue in Detroit’s distinguished Grandmont Rosedale community.

Charter One LogoThe owners of the two shops will receive assistance and resources to help create their pop-up locations as well as favorable rent terms during the pop-up, with the support of a Growing Communities grant from Charter One Foundation.

Love Travels Imports, owned by Yvette Jenkins, will be located at 19120 Grand River, the new home of WorkPlace, a neighborhood business incubator and co-working facility. Jenkins will manage WorkPlace and serve part-time as GRDC Economic Development Manager. This is the second location for Love Travels Imports, which opened a pop-up-turned permanent business on Livernois Avenue. Love Travels Imports will hold its Grandmont Rosedale grand opening September 13.

Anahata Yoga, owned by Regina Ward and Nicole A. Martin, will be located at 19560 Grand River. It will hold its grand opening September 6.

In addition, four other new businesses were selected to host events in the community through the end of December, including: apparel and fashion showcases with Funky Junk and Juju, and Dressing With a Purpose; Car-Go Paint painting classes and events; and Tender Moments holiday and event planning workshops.

“DEGC’s REVOLVE Detroit program is proud to use its pop-up strategy in yet another Detroit community to help both the businesses and the neighborhood. We know it can have a lasting effect on both,” said Michael Forsyth, REVOLVE program manager.

Rich Hampson, President of Charter One and RBS Citizens, Michigan, said: “The Grandmont Rosedale community offers great neighborhoods and Charter One wants to help make them even better.”

"This targeted, focused initiative led by REVOLVE is designed to assist small neighborhood businesses and give residents more retail choices in their community," Hampson continued.  "It’s an economic development effort and it’s a neighborhood improvement effort. Charter One hopes to take similar steps in the future that are aimed at helping neighborhoods in Detroit and throughout Southeast Michigan.”

Tom Goddeeris, executive director of GRDC, added: “Anahata Yoga and Love Travels Imports will be great additions to the thriving business community in Grandmont Rosedale. We look forward to welcoming them and the four other businesses to our neighborhood.”

"Nicole and I are so honored and excited for this opportunity,” said Regina Ward.  “Health and wellness are very important and we understand that a huge part of physical wellbeing involves the emotional state. Yoga allows you to be strong on the inside as well as the outside. We are so thankful to REVOLVE Detroit and to Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation for believing in our vision and welcoming us into the neighborhood,” said Ward.

“Love Travels Import is a social enterprise of fair trade and handmade artisan wares, and as a lifelong Detroiter and a long-time resident of Grandmont Rosedale, I am thrilled to bring this type of retail experience to northwest Detroit,” said Yvette Jenkins. 

About REVOLVE Detroit

REVOLVE Detroit is a collaborative program of 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 a safe and vibrant community. 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 Citizens Financial Group, Inc.,  Citizens Bank, 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 ischarterone.com.  

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