One of the city’s most long-awaited and ambitious streetscaping plans is finally nearly done. Livernois Avenue from McNichols to 8 Mile Road, also known as the Avenue of Fashion, is a vibrant showcase of small businesses, restaurants and community-driven partnerships. Former NFL player Ron Bartell’s Kuzzo’s Chicken and Waffles hit the ground running in 2015; just up the road, Love Travels Imports has been an anchor for the block since 2014; Jo’s Gallery is a second-generation Black-woman-owned gallery and frame shop, operating on Livernois since 1996.
Nonprofit Live6 Alliance ties together neighborhood organizations, business owners and city leaders to shape a dynamic stretch of historic Livernois. With input from the Bagley, Fitzgerald, University District and Martin Park neighborhoods, Live6 works to improve economic opportunity and quality of life in the area.
In-Person tour guests: please meet your guide at Fitzgerald Park, 16625 Prairie Street, 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.
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Meeting point: Fitzgerald Park
Tour Sponsor: Century Partners
Tour Partners: Live6 Alliance
Tour Distance [start to end, one way]: 1.6 miles