Two brand new businesses will bring new gusto to Grandmont Rosedale, a neighborhood known for its historic roots and commitment to business growth. Anahata Yoga studio and a store specializing in fair trade artisan wares called Love Travel Imports are now open in the neighborhood.
At 19120 Grand River sits Love Travels Imports and its collection of items from around the world, such as jewelry from Ethiopia, scarves from Madagascar, hand-hooked bags from South Africa and a host of other international free trade items. The owner, Yvette Jenkins, says her goal is to help women in economically depressed areas earn a viable living across the globe all while creating beautiful items that create joy for Detroiters.
Love Travels Imports is open five days a week from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Wednesday through Friday and from 9:00 am to noon for those stopping by on Tuesday or Saturday. On Tuesday mornings women will be helped accessorize their own clothing with fair trade items in the store. There will also be periodic special events such as highlighting different African countries through trunk shows.
Love Travels Imports also has a shop along the Avenue of Fashion. It started there as a pop-up and is now a permanent fixture.
Regina Ward and Nicole A. Martin are the proprietors of Anahata Yoga, which provides all types of yoga at 19560 Grand River. They offer their services seven days a week. Anahata Yoga offers five classes a day on a class-pack basis or just drop-in. Senior and student discounts are available.
The Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation’s REVOLVE program selected Anahata Yoga and Love Travel Imports to be among the pop-ups. 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.
The two new arrivals to the historic community were given plenty of aid to encourage and smooth the out the process. Charter One Foundation’s Growing Communities grant was a great benefit, but favorable rent terms didn’t hurt the new kids on the block either.
For you want to start, expand or strengthen your business in the Grandmont Rosedale community the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation is ready to help. Click here for more information. It has teamed up with TechTown, ProsperUS Detroit, and CEED to provide the resources and technical assistance you’ll need. There is space available to rent, ranging from single offices to a 1400 sq. ft. storefront on Grand River. You can also check them out on Facebook.