Located on the eastern edge of Detroit and its border with the Grosse Pointes, Jefferson-Chalmers traditionally was a bedroom community of bungalows and small neighborhood shops. Today, the Jefferson and Kercheval corridors boast tech startups, real estate opportunities and a burgeoning retail and restaurant scene.
On this tour, you'll visit the site of a storied ballroom, now an exciting co-working and entrepreneurial incubation space. You'll get a chance to check out a vibrant Afro-Caribbean restaurant that's pivoted successfully during one of the most challenging restaurant scenes in decades. You'll see what's planned for a city park with spectacular riverfront views. And you'll meet the residents, planners and dreamers who are shaping Jefferson-Chalmers for its next vibrant century.
In-Person tour guests: please meet your guide at 14300 E Jefferson Avenue at 12:45 pm on Thursday, September 24
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the continued need for safety precautions and social distancing, masks are required at all times. Restrooms may not be available to guests during this tour.
Google Maps Link: http://bit.ly/JeffersonChalmersHomecoming2020
Meeting point: Kresge Building/Vanity Ballroom, 14300 E Jefferson
Tour Sponsor: Kresge Foundation
Tour Partners: Jefferson East
Tour Distance [start to end, one way]: 1.8 miles