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In The News


Sherry's on Venor

Posted on June 15, 2015 by    Core Detroit

"After a tough day at work, sometimes we need a break from reality: a refuge, a port in a storm. We need a comfortable neighborhood spot where we don’t have to worry about our posture, where no one cares how much money we make, and where we can enjoy life’s simple pleasures: a cold beer and our favorite song on the jukebox."

La Posada

Posted on June 3, 2015 by      Core Detroit

 

"At first glance, La Posada looks like a little market. When you walk in, you’re surrounded by shelves of groceries, a few deli items, and lots of authentic Mexican specialties. It’s a cute little shop. But keep walking, all the way to the back of the market – follow your nose – and you’ll be rewarded with the discovery of a secret restaurant serving up some seriously delicious eats."


A dozen things not to miss in metro Detroit dining 

Posted on June 3, 2015 by  Detroit Metro Times

 

"Trailer treasure — You may remember last year's story on Meiko Krishok of Detroit Guerrilla Food. Every week, she makes healthful and appealing food in a trailer on a vacant lot on Vermont Street between Temple and Spruce streets."


Springdale-Woodmere Block Club

Posted on May 19, 2015 by Neighborhood Exchange

"The Springdale-Woodmere Block Club is one example of the countless grassroots groups that have organized and are working with neighbors to keep their neighborhoods from being lost to decay."


Spring into Springwells

Posted in May 14, 2015 by Core Detroit

"Southwest Detroit’s Springwells neighborhood doesn’t always get a lot of love as a foodie destination. It isn’t packed with celebrity chefs or swanky, award-winning eateries. But those who frequent this neighborhood know that it’s kinda a secret foodie haven..."


Plans for Southwestern High School Unveiled

Posted on May 12, 2015 by      The Detroit News

"Detroit — An abandoned, vandalized high school in Southwest Detroit will receive new life as part of an up to $31.9 million investment from India-based auto supplier Sakthi Automotive."

 


Placemaking on Springwells Street

Posted on April 21, 2015 by ModelDMedia

"People's Park by area residents -- gives neighbors a place to gather and enjoy the ice cream from Family Treats that they've been buying for decades."

 


Detroit restaurants offer special menu items inspired by Frida Kahlo

Posted on March 4, 2015 by Detroit Metro Times

"The DIA's blockbuster Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit opens March 15 and runs through July 12. ... And to make sure all senses are gratified, two Southwest Detroit restaurants will serve special dishes to celebrate the Kahlo and Rivera achievements in art and at the table."



Dining like Diego

Posted on March 3, 2015 by  Hour Detroit

"This March, the Detroit Institute of Arts opens its massive Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit exhibit."



Detroit Bus Company launches campaign

Posted on February 24,2015 by Michigan Radio

"The Alliance, which began in 2013, helps get kids from the Southwest Detroit neighborhood of Springwells to after-school programs, then safely back home afterwards, for free. "

Southwest rides 

Posted on December 6, 2014 by SW Rides

"On the streets of Southwest Detroit, you will find bike lanes along many of the main roads." 



G-Sync: Postcards from Detroit's edge

Posted on August 1,2014 by Urban Innovation Exchange

 "...The Alley Project  (TAP) – This off-the-beaten-path destination is really an art space and rotating gallery in an alley that harnesses a visual storytelling of the people who live there. They even have a park with removable walls should a piece of artistic significance be created." 



Paul's Pizza

Posted on August 6, 2014 by Core Detroit

"Paul’s Pizza has been around for more than 50 years, but chances are you’ve never noticed it. One of Southwest Detroit’s hidden gems, Paul’s is located on Vernor Hwy., near Central Ave. ... Be assured, Paul’s is open for business in a big way. Their pizza is a treasure worth seeking out." 



The New Southwest Rides is a Bike Shop with a Community Mission

Posted on July 7, 2014 by Hell Yeah Detroit

"Some new businesses in Detroit come from other places, some are grown in startup incubators, some pop up spontaneously, and others grow organically and fill a need in the community. Southwest Rides, which opened on June 19, fills the need for a bike shop in Southwest Detroit."



A Sampling of Detroit Ice Cream Parlors

Posted on June 18, 2014 by Metro Times

"This southwest Detroit ice cream joint serves your favorite heat-busting sweet treats, but also has savory fare, including burgers, dogs, fries — even tacos — all at affordable prices."



Taqueria Nuestra Familia

Posted on June 9, 2014 by Core Detroit

"The heart of real Mexican cuisine is less about ingredients and technique and more about staying true to family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. At Taqueria Nuestra Familia, they’ve been serving classic family recipes for 18 years..."



La Terraza Tequila Bar & Grill

Posted on April 23, 2014 by Core Detroit

"La Terraza may look small from the outside, but step inside and you’ll find a big open, relaxed space with plenty of seating, which means you won’t have to wait too long for a table even in the height of the lunch rush..."



Event to kick off Detroit streetlight improvement project

Posted on April 9, 2014 by The Detroit Free Press

"A groundbreaking is scheduled on a lighting system replacement project on Detroit's southwest side..."



$6.6 million to boost Vernor Highway lights

Posted on April 9, 2014 by The Detroit News

"The Southwest Detroit Business Association on Wednesday unveiled a $6.6 million project to replace the lighting infrastructure along Vernor Highway..."



El Asador Steakhouse

Posted on March 24, 2014 by Core Detroit

"If your experience with Mexican fare is limited to tacos and burritos, El Asador is the perfect spot to branch out. Your taste buds will thank you. You’ll find this modern Mexican steakhouse discretely tucked away in the Springwells community of Southwest Detroit..."



Los Altos

Posted on February 5, 2014 by Core Detroit

"The more time we spend in southwest Detroit, the more we grow to love its rich culture. Historic streets meander through neighborhoods with hidden treasures around every corner..."


Detroit Future City & Partners Launch Pilot Deconstruction Project

Posted on November 11, 2013 by Detroit Works Project

"Detroit Future City... has launched a pilot project in Southwest Detroit's Springwells Village to evaluate the economic and environmental feasibility of using 'partial deconstruction' methods to eliminate blighted and dangerous sturctures in Detroit..."


Meet the Memorable El Nacimiento

Posted on November 7, 2013 by Hell Yeah Detroit!

"On Vernor highway in the Springwells neighborhood of Southwest Detroit you can find yourself some extremely authentic [M]exican fare, culture and lifestyle..."


Detroit Future City Pilot Project Studies Deconstruction Methods, Removes 10 Abandoned Houses in Springwells Village Neighborhood

Posted on November 1, 2013 by Detroit Future City

"Detroit Future City (DFC) in partnership with 10 other organizations has launched a pilot project in Southwest Detroit's Springwells Village..."


Detroit weed vigilantes target unruly lawns that their owners ignore

Posted on August 25, 2012 by MLive

"The Springewells Village Mow-a-thon, a coordinated effort led by the Urban Neighborhood Initiative, drew nearly 20 volunteers...."



A local furniture store gives Southwest Detroit hope

Posted on May 24, 2012 by Our Detroit Blog

"While the newspapers have been full of negative information about the City, at the ground level in our neighborhood, this has been an exciting few months in a positive way..."



Springwells Village in Southwest Detroit sees investment in 5 parks

Posted on April 22, 2008 by Model D Media

"The Springwells Village area of Southwest Detroit is seeing quite a bit of green these days -- in the form of greenspace investment. Neighborhood Centers Inc. has invested into five community parks..."




Posted on January 15, 2014 by The Detroit News

"What is it about Mexican cuisine these days? While it has always been popular, there’s been a noticeable increase lately in places that serve it, as cantinas pop up in suburban locations as well as in the city..."


Your Weekly Reading List: It’s Spring(wells) in Detroit

Posted on April 21, 2013 by The Detroit Hub

"Another week, another 10 stories. Spring has decided to stay cold, but the pace of activity of things happening in Metro Detroit is hot..."


Detroit Improves Patton Park in Springwells Neighborhood

Posted on May 1, 2012 by Model D Media

"Patton Park in southwest Detroit is about to receive some much-needed upgrades this summer..."


Southwest Detroit's Danto Furniture

Posted on May 13, 2015 by Detroit Metro Times

 

"First opened in 1940, the store has been a mainstay in the community for 75 years. Found under a bright yellow arrow in the heart of Southwest Detroit, the shop might not look like much from the outside, but inside you'll find many of the same brands that bigger chains carry, but the store has the heart of a much smaller shop."


Southwest Detroit gets new murals

Posted on May 9, 2015 by Detroit Metro Times

"As part of the show, the gallery brought three artists to paint murals in Southwest Detroit. On Friday, we checked out the progress on the murals."



 Sheila's Bakery

Posted on March 3, 2015 by Core Detroit

"Sheila’s is not a spot you should shop while hungry. Heaping piles of pastry tempt you around every corner. They have cookies the size of your face. This place is no joke."


Camino Real

Posted on February 25, 2015 by Core Detroit

“The food is inspired by the recipes of Jesus Maria in Jalisco, Mexico. It’s a small town in central Mexico, about two hours east of Guadalajara.”


Detroit could be 'template' for education reform

Posted on January 23, 2015 by Detroit Free Press

 

"...Earlier Thursday, about 75 parents attended the school

coalition's parent meeting at All Saints Neighborhood Center. It was one of three sessions scheduled for the day. ..."


Southwest Detroit was once Springwells Township

Posted on January 7, 2015 by Daily Detroit

 

"Southwest Detroit and Springwells are suddenly in the forefront of conversation again, thanks to this Metro Times article diving into the work that a group called Urban Neighborhood Initiatives (UNI) and some others are doing in a part of Southwest Detroit."

 



Welcome to 'Springwells Village' 

Posted on January 7, 2015 by Metro Times

"If a neighborhood can be viewed as a brand, Southwest Detroit's Mexicantown might be one of its most successful. A dense and vibrant community, it attracts visitors from across the metropolitan region with its many dining and retail options, and its proximity to the bridge to Canada makes it a destination for international travelers as well." 



Small Businesses enter Detroit's community

Posted on January 4, 2015 by Detroit Free Press

"... Irwin Danto, whose family owns the Danto & Company furniture store in Southwest Detroit, said it's important for developers to forge a commitment to the community. Otherwise, their indifference could be a detriment to neighborhood business growth."



Detroit Bus Company launches campaign

Posted on February 24,2015 by Michigan Radio

"The Alliance, which began in 2013, helps get kids from the Southwest Detroit neighborhood of Springwells to after-school programs, then safely back home afterwards, for free. "

Detroit could be 'template' for education reform

Posted on January 23, 2015  Detroit Free Press


"...Earlier Thursday, about 75 parents attended the school

coalition's parent meeting at All Saints Neighborhood Center. It was one of three sessions scheduled for the day. ..."



Southwest Detroit was once Springwells Township

Posted on January 7, 2015 by Daily Detroit


"Southwest Detroit and Springwells are suddenly in the forefront of conversation again, thanks to this Metro Times article diving into the work that a group called Urban Neighborhood Initiatives (UNI) and some others are doing in a part of Southwest Detroit."




Welcome to 'Springwells Village' 

Posted on January 7, 2015 by Metro Times

"If a neighborhood can be viewed as a brand, Southwest Detroit's Mexicantown might be one of its most successful. A dense and vibrant community, it attracts visitors from across the metropolitan region with its many dining and retail options, and its proximity to the bridge to Canada makes it a destination for international travelers as well." 



DEtroit residents cut through red tape to buy side lot

Posted on December 8, 2014 by WDET 

"The City of Detroit and the Detroit Land Bank Authority hosted a side lot fair this weekend. Hundreds of homeowners gathered early Saturday morning at La Terraza Restaurant in Council District Six to buy lots for 100 dollars."



a&l ham palace 

Posted on December 12, 2014 by Core Detroit 

"A&L Ham Palace is a tiny little dive of a diner. Its parking lot is three times the size of the building. But hiding inside this blue brick box with its red awning are some really tasty eats."



A tale of two villages 

Posted on September 17, 2014 by  Pure Detroit 

"The Delray and Woodmere neighborhoods grew up side by side, incorporated as independent villages within a few years of each other, became part of Detroit simultaneously and experienced a wave of development fanning out from the city around the same time."



Bennett Elementary Educator Honored as Detroit Goodfellow Teacher of the Year

Posted in June 10, 2014 by The Detroit News

“She thinks of us as smart kids. She makes us believe in ourselves and she makes us learn what we do not know. She is the ‘bestest' teacher ever. She does not care about how we look or what our skin color is. She just cares about our education. She makes us matter!"



Detroit Students Get Red Carpet Treatment for Meeting Reading Goals

Posted on June 9, 2014 by The Detroit News 

"As a group, students at Harms Elementary School are on track to read 30,000 books by year’s end for the school’s annual reading contest. On Monday, 118 students who have already met their reading goals for the year were chauffeured by limousine to a special lunch in Greektown as a reward for participating in the Accelerated Reader Program, in which students track the number of books read throughout the year..."



La Mexicana Surpermercado

Posted on April 17, 2014 by Core Detroit

"A grocery store might seem like an unusual spot to visit for lunch, but when we’re craving authentic Mexican fare we head straight for La Mexicana Supermercado. The taco bar tucked inside this little Southwest grocery store serves up the best steak tacos we’ve ever tasted..."



Five Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Posted on May 2, 2014 by Core Detroit

"Don’t confuse Cinco de Mayo with Mexico’s Independence Day. That’s a totally different holiday, celebrated on Sept. 16. Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s unlikely victory over French troops in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862..." 



Community News

Posted in Spring 2014 by the Southwest Detroit Business Association 

The 138th Edition of a quarterly publication for and about Southwest Detroit. This issue covers Small Facade Improvements, National Main Streets Conference, Cinco de Mayo, the Youth Transit Alliance, Vince's Restorante Italiano, and more.



Project Aims To Deconstruct Detroit Houses In An Environmentally Safe Way

Posted on November 11, 2013 by CBS Detroit

"Ridding Detroit of thousands of burned-out and dilapidated structures is an ongoing issue in the city struggling for a comeback..."



Meet 7 Detroit “Heroes Of The Neighborhood” Of Today In An Area With A Storied Past

Posted on November 1, 2013 by Hell Yeah Detroit!

"In one of Detroit’s oldest neighborhoods, the parts required to make another neighborhood that is an engine of Detroit’s recovery are coming into place..."



Springwells Soccer

Posted on August 5, 2012 by Detroit Food and Fitness Collaborative

"For six weeks every summer, Urban Neighborhood Initiatives offers Summer at the Center, an enrichment program for children and youth ages 6-14..."



Southwest Detroit Barber Shop has Tigers as Costumers 

Posted September 29, 2011 by The Detroit News

"Corte Tropical barber shop owner Tony Cruz and barbers Nelson Valenzuela and Elvin Alvardo talk about cutting the hair of several Tigers players..."



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