One Detroit Neighborhood That Is Flourishing: Downtown
Now that up to 6,000 new workers are coming to downtown Detroit during the day, and John Gallagher of the Free Press reports there's a palpable difference in the look, feel and culture in the greater downtown district.
You can see it and feel it in the restaurants, shops, stores, parks and the growing demand for things like yoga, house wares, dry cleaning, food and more.
"There are traffic jams in the morning -- and after work on streets that were once abandoned after dark. New residents walk their dogs, buy coffee, get haircuts," Gallagher writes.
Ouse Gulli, owner of the CK Mediterranean Grille on the ground floor of the Compuware garage on Monroe, said his business has grown so much with the influx of new people that soon he'll open a second location downtown.
"I can see a difference, and other business owners that I speak to can see a difference," he told Gallagher. "There's definitely a synergy going on."