ICE sends chills throughout Southwest Detroit: Roundups and rumors leave Hispanic neighborhoods on high alert

ICE sends chills throughout Southwest Detroit: Roundups and rumors leave Hispanic neighborhoods on high alert

On a summer-like evening, Alcides Roman walks down his street just off Vernor Highway, noting obvious changes in daily life in his Southwest Detroit neighborhood, pointing at houses along the way. “You’ve got a Mexican family there, and they don’t come out. You’ve another family there, they’re not coming out, either,” he says. “And that […]

Treymore building adds stake to city’s claim on mixed income housing

Treymore building adds stake to city’s claim on mixed income housing

One vacant Detroit property is among the city’s newest turnaround symbols. The long-empty Treymore Apartments, located at 457 Brainard, will soon provide affordable housing in Midtown, one of the community’s most popular, and increasingly costly, residential areas. A $3.5 million contribution of HOME city funds helped restore the property, adding another stake in Mayor Mike […]

Sweet Shop! Sheila’s Bakery draws loyal patrons to Southwest Detroit By Charnae Sanders

Sweet Shop! Sheila’s Bakery draws loyal patrons to Southwest Detroit By Charnae Sanders

An aroma of fresh bread and homemade pastries fills the walls of Sheila’s Bakery as a colorful, mouthwatering arrangement of cakes, flan and empanadas wait to be devoured. Located on Springwells Street in Southwest Detroit, the sweet treats of Sheila’s Bakery have attracted customers from all over the city and metro area for more than […]