Grant aims to help small businesses in Wayne County struggling due to coronavirus pandemic
WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. Le Culture Caf is one of the newest restaurants in Downtown Detroit. READ: Deadline approaching for small businesses to apply for $50 million in grantsBut just like other small businesses, they had to think outside of the box when they were forced to close their doors because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Both Wayne County and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation are offering small businesses in Wayne County financial help. Its called the Wayne County Back to Work: Small Business Readiness Grant. Were going to take that $7.5 Million, put it with our $50 Million and expand the program a little bit, said Wayne County Assistant County Executive and Economic Development Executive Director Khalil Rahal.
New-build luxury townhomes in Brush Park hit the market
Understandably, most of the development news in Brush Park centers around the $100-million, 24-building City Modern. That includes Brush 8, a $4.7-million luxury townhome development led by City Growth Partners. And the soon-to-be-constructed units at 3119 Brush Street just hit the market. Most are around 1,900 square feet, and all come with two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. Two have already pre-sold, including the largest, which will be 2,137 square feet and went for $769,000.detroit.curbed.com
Black Detroiter whose group fought housing segregation to have street named for her
click to enlarge Lee DeVitoclick to enlarge Lee DeVitoThe old entrance used before the door was relocated. click to enlarge Lee DeVitoA portrait of Gragg on the other side of the old door. She also fought to preserve Frederick Douglass Washington, D.C., home, and successfully pushed for President John F. Kennedy to designate the estate a historic site. She served on committees for Kennedy and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as Lyndon B. Johnson. Detroit Mayor Eugene Van Antwerp then named her president of Detroits Department of Public Welfare in 1949, and she served as the president of the National Association of Colored Womens Clubs as well.metrotimes.com