The people and places that make Southwest Detroit a great neighborhood to call home

The people and places that make Southwest Detroit a great neighborhood to call home

Detroit is a wonderful mash-up of diverse residents and iconic neighborhoods that define its character and unique “city soul.” Each has a daily rhythm, a veritable “it” factor.

Here’s a closer look inside Southwest Detroit, an area that has been attracting interest and investment. With access to the Canadian border crossing, major expressways, proximity to downtown, leading medical institutions, colleges and universities, ethnic retail and restaurants and its vibrant arts and culture scene, there is no better time to call it home.

Southwest Detroit spans nearly 20 square miles and is comprised of distinct neighborhoods including Southwest, Core City (downtown), North Corktown, Corktown, West Side Industrial, Chadsey-Condon, Springwells Village, Delray, Boyton and Oakwood Heights.

The spirituality of Southwest Detroit can be felt throughout the community, but particularly within its many churches, some of which offer well-attended Spanish-language services that attract members from the region, who often stay and spill out into its streets on Sundays.

It’s a “hot” location, according to Sherri Saad, broker and owner of Re/Max Leading Edge in Detroit.

Kraemer Design Group Co-Founder and Principal Bob Kraemer, who has been following Detroit’s residential property trends for over 10 years, says residential real estate is at a “crazy fever right now.”

This stunning Campbell Street residence is reflective of the architecture in Southwest Detroit. Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

“Interest is coming from everywhere and some surprising places. Today’s new buyer is not just a young millennial. There has been a real upswing in empty nesters and ‘urban cottage’ buyers, interested in purchasing city property that is close to it all,” notes Kraemer

Many of them are city of Detroit and surrounding area residents ready to downsize, Kraemer says.

“If you can grab something (property) here now, you would be lucky,” says Saad, who notes that competition between local and outside investors is increasing.

“The area surrounding Corktown is clearly the ‘next area’ for growth. Past perceptions used to be that Southwest Detroit was further outside the city’s center, but now there’s a growing realization that it’s actually closer than many think.

Homes in Southwest Detroit like this beauty on Hubbard Street (48209) get snapped up quickly. Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

“You don’t have to manufacture a neighborhood in communities like Southwest Detroit,” adds Kraemer. “Its walkable streets, vibrant main streets, close-knit community and organized activities make it the kind of community many want to live in.”

“When we were here five years ago, the residential, bank-owned properties were going from $5,000 to $10,000 dollars. Today they’re selling from $35,000 to $65, 000,” Saad says. “We just put one under contract for $55,000 that was purchased for about $6,500 five years ago.” “If you see something good, buy it,” says Kraemer.


Live here and you can expect to receive a world-class experience in cultural immersion.

It’s a special place with a diverse population and a collaborative culture that offers a welcoming environment to immigrants and the influx of first-time Detroit residents. It is home to many young African Americans, Latinos, Middle Easterners, Asians, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other nationalities. More than half its population is 39 or younger and more than half is Hispanic.

Arab American Culture Celebration at Ford Resource and Engagement Center in Southwest Detroit. Photo by Paul Engstrom

The area creates a fine cultural line between long-time, often third- or fourth-generation neighbors and many newcomers attracted to affordable living in the community,. Officials and program leaders say there’s room for everyone.

At the end of the day Southwest Detroit needs to keep the residents it has and continue to attract and welcome newcomers, according to Rico Razo, manager of District 6, which includes Southwest Detroit.

This high-energy, very cool community knows what can be accomplished by pulling together to transform itself. It’s a community that knows what kind of revitalization it wants. What residents don’t want is adult entertainment, factories, and pollution, as they indicated in a recent Vista Partnership Survey. What most embrace are more green spaces, residential areas and locally-owned businesses.


Residents of Detroit’s Mexican-American community celebrate the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), where friends and relatives who have died are remembered and celebrated. The day included a procession around Clark Park, and an ofrenda (altar) honoring the first Latinos who made the journey to Detroit to work in the automotive and agriculture industries. Photo by Jim West

Southwest Detroit’s high energy residents and business leaders have also brought Detroit some of its most anticipated annual festivals and events like the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Cinco de Mayo, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Run of the Dead, Fiesta del Rio, and the “Holy Mole!” Mexican Mole Contest, all of which make the community a lively place to live.


The community is not without challenges, including education, which residents and neighborhood leaders recognize as critical if Southwest Detroit is to advance and prosper. Vocal advocates for multi-lingual administrators and instructors can be found among the area’s concerned citizens, who also advocate for curricula that meets student need.

The advantages of a bi-lingual educational environment cannot be overlooked, says Lizabeth Ardisana, CEO of ASG Renaissance, one of the state’s largest Hispanic-owned companies. Ardisana sees an increasing number of employers looking to hire bi-lingual professionals at premium rates.

ASG Renaissance CEO and global business supplier Lizabeth Ardisana says the value of a bi-lingual education cannot be overlooked. Photo courtesy ASG Renaissance

“Students in Southwest Detroit possess unparalleled cultural competence. They soak up the collective knowledge of the people and places that are a part of their everyday lives. It’s a priceless education,” says Ardisana.

Cristo Rey High School, a private Catholic school that sits on Most Holy Redeemer Church’s campus, boasts 100 percent college admission among students during the past five years.

Southwest Detroit also is home to César Chávez Academy, which serves more than 2,000 K-12 students, maintains a waiting list, and is the second-largest K-12 charter in Michigan.

Detroit Public Schools(DPS) also maintain a focus tailored to reflect the community’s makeup of youth.

The new High School Academy of the Americas (opened in 2015) is one of the flagships of DPS. The school offers Spanish language immersion, literature, honors classes and career exploration beginning in ninth grade, with particular emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math, according to Chrystal Wilson, interim executive director of communications.

Academy of the Americas, a pre-K through elementary neighborhood-centered, quality school, offers a unique dual Immersion, bi-lingual academic program in Spanish and English.


Fresh foods are plentiful in Southwest Detroit grocery stores. Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

Fresh food grocers are abundant and the norm in Southwest Detroit.

In addition to attracting loyal patronage from local residents, grocers attract customers from as far away as Toledo, who don’t mind traveling in order to get the highest quality produce and authentic ingredients offered by many of the local stores.

“We have the kind of variety that makes suburban stores jealous,” says Mike Fienman, a third-generation grocer.



The community also reports tremendous gains in improving safety among residents during the past two decades. Once known for much of the city’s gang activity, the area still battles that “stigma,” says Detroit Police Officer Thomas Denmark.

“Crime-wise, our statistics are very low,” says Denmark, a Fourth Precinct neighborhood police officer.

Domestic violence is a common problem the precinct works to address by encouraging residents to report the crime more frequently, but Southwest streets are fairly safe, Denmark says.

“The only thing I can credit that to is our community involvement,” he adds. “The community involvement here is excellent in Southwest.”

Volunteer and resident efforts range from AmeriCorps-sponsored citizen bike patrols to civilian patrols organized by the Congress of Communities on West Vernor Highway.

Southwest Detroit is indeed all about community, all about being part of a group of people who trust and rely on each other.

“This area is beautiful. It has beautiful churches, historical buildings and parks. The bakeries on Sundays are thriving,” says Saad, the realtor.

“The vibe, the feeling is spiritual,” she adds. “It’s amazing.”

There’s a palatable feeling about Southwest Detroit that sinks deep into your soul, she says.

“You actually can feel that it’s a community,” she adds. “You feel that its family oriented. It just gets better and better.”


Southwest Detroit is bounded by I-94 (N), the Detroit River (S), the Lodge Freeway (E) and City of Dearborn (W).


A young girl dances at one of the many festivals that occur throughout the year in Southwest Detroit. Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerrad

Southwest Detroit is one of the most integrated communities in the city. It is home to many young African Americans, Latinos, Middle Easterners, Asians, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and many other nationalities.


This is one of Southwest Detroit’s major challenges as pollution from the Ambassador Bridge traffic and energy refineries have contributed to respiratory issues among residents.

Neighborhood-based organizations like Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision, in collaboration with city officials, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and other agencies are working daily to make improvements.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and The Greening of Detroit are increasing installation of carbon buffers (carbon absorbing trees and plants) throughout the area to combat the impact of vehicle emissions.

There are also innovative grant-funded programs underway to replace outdated vehicle emission systems with cleaner zero emission models.


Largely impacted by vacancies, some neighborhoods are burdened with housing decay. Citizen and block club-led efforts, aligned with Detroit Land Bank initiatives and city programs to help volunteers board-up dangerous properties, solutions.


Southwest Detroit is home to Detroit’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, a lively event attended by thousands. Facebook photo

Southwest Detroit hosts many iconic annual festivals and events, including:

  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade (March)
  • Cinco de Mayo (May)
  • Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead (November)
  • Fiesta del Rio (August)
  • Holy Mole! Mexican Mole Contest (November)


Southwest Detroit is compromised of distinct neighborhoods including Southwest, Core City (downtown), North Corktown, Corktown, West Side Industrial, Chadsey-Condon, Springwells Village, Delray, Boyton and Oakwood Heights.


The spirituality of Southwest Detroit can be felt throughout the community, but particularly within its many churches, some of which offer well-attended Spanish-language services that attract members from the region, who often stay and spill out into its streets on Sundays.

  • St. Anne’s (1000 St. Anne St.)
  • Holy Redeemer (1721 Junction St.)
  • St. Gabriel’s Church & Rectory (8118 Vernor Hwy.)
  • Messiah Church (3816 Toledo St)
  • First Spanish Baptist Church (3495 Livernois Ave.)
  • Courage Church (1953 Military St.)
  • St. Hedwig Catholic Church (3245 Junction St.)
  • St. Francis D’Assisi Church (4500 Wesson St.)
  • First Latin American Baptist Church (6205 W. Fort St.)
  • Kainos International Church (6666 W. Fort St.)
  • Zion Evangelical-Lutheran Church (4305 Military St.)
  • St. Paul AME Church (579 S. Rademacher St.)
  • Motor City Missionary Baptist Church (4461 28th St.)
  • Latino Mission Society (1450 McKinstry St.)
  • Sts Peter & Paul Russian Orthodox Cathedral (3700 Gilbert St.)
  • First Baptist Church (7642 Gould St.)
  • St. Stephen Lutheran Church (1235 Lawndale St.)
  • Holy Cross Hungarian Roman Catholic Church (8423 South St.),
  • Spirit of Hope (1519 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.)
  • Most Holy Trinity Church (1050 Porter St.)
  • Carter Metropolitan CME Church (1510 W. Grand Blvd.)
  • Trinity-St. Mark’s United Church (9315 W. Fort St.)
  • I am My Brother’s Keeper Ministries (1435 Brainard St.)
  • St. Aloysius Parish (1234 Washington Blvd.)
  • Second Baptist Church of Detroit (441 Monroe Ave.)
  • St. John’s Church Detroit (2326 Woodward Ave.)
  • Deliverance Bible Church (4731 Grand River)
  • Fort Street Presbyterian Church (631 W. Fort St.)


 Cristo Rey High School, a small college-prep high school in Detroit, had 100 percent of its seniors accepted to college for the fourth year in a row.  Photo courtesy Cristo Rey High School/by Andrew Jameson

The majority of schools in Southwest Detroit offer bi-lingual education and related services. Area residents have a variety of educational options. All the parochial, charter and public schools detailed below operate within the community’s boundaries.

  • Detroit Public Schools
    • Western International High School (1500 Scotten Ave.)
    • Earhart Elementary-Middle School (1000 Scoten Ave.)
    • Beard Early Childhood (840 Waterman)
    • Bennett Elementary (1000 Scotten Ave.)
    • Roberto Clemente Academy (1551 Beard St.)
    • Harms Elementary (2400 Central Ave.)
    • Maybury Elementary (4410 Porter St.)
    • Neinas Elementary (6021 McMillan St.)
    • Clipper Academy (1981 McKinstry St.)
  • Private/Charter
    • Cesar Chavez High School (1761 Waterman St.),
    • Cesar Chavez Middle School (6782 Goldsmith St.),
    • Cesar Chavez Elementary School (8126 Vernor Hwy.),
    • Cristo Rey High School (5679 Vernor Hwy.)
    • Holy Redeemer School (1711 Junction St.)
    • Vista Nuevas (2051 Rosa Parks Blvd.)
    • Covenant House Life Skills Center – West High School (1450 25th St.)
    • Phoenix Multicultural Academy (7735 Lane St.)
    • Voyageur Academy (4321 Military St.)


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Two busloads of Madonna University stop at popular Sheila’s Bakery in Southwest Detroit. Photo by Paul Engstrom

The promotion of the unique Mexicantown brand is critical to strengthening the commercial corridors along West Vernor and Bagley Avenues, which are important contributors to Detroit’s regional economy,” says Tahirih Ziegler, executive director for Detroit LISC.

Detroit LISC Executive Director Tahirah Ziegler believes that promotion of the unique Mexicantown brand is critical to strengthening the commercial corridors along West Vernor and Bagley Avenues. Photo by Paul Engstrom

Not only is Southwest Detroit one of the proudest and festive areas of the city, it has become a breeding ground for small businesses and neighborhood organizations throughout the years. From family-owned restaurants to independent clothing stores or local offices of corporate agencies locally products and services are generated across a broad spectrum. Aiding continued growth are efforts like the Mexicantown-Hubbard Communities Main Street Program, which has been reestablished after its service to the community from 2002 to 2008.

Funded by Local Initiatives Support Corp. and overseen by Southwest Detroit Business Association and Mexicantown Community Development Corp. Mexicantown-Hubbard Communities Main Street will provide marketing support, location mapping, and engagement support. Among businesses that will benefit from the program are these and others in Southwest Detroit.

“The promotion of the unique Mexicantown brand is critical to strengthening the commercial corridors along West Vernor and Bagley Avenues, which are important contributors to Detroit’s regional economy,” says Tahirih Ziegler, executive director for Detroit LISC.

Among businesses that will benefit from the program are these and others in Southwest Detroit:

Mexicantown Business Directory


  • Mr. Spotless
    3827 W. Vernor Hwy.
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts
    8417 W. Vernor Hwy.


  • La Gloria
    3345 Bagley Ave.
  • Mexicantown Bakery
    4300 Vernor Hwy.


  • El Club
    4114 Vernor Hwy.
  • Giovanna’s
    537 W. Vernor Hwy.


  • Cash America
    3959 W. Vernor Hwy.
  • El Popo
    3438 Bagley Ave.


  • Tacos El Rodeo
    3501-3525 W. Vernor Hwy.


  • SNS Food and Fuel
    3801 W. Vernor Hwy.


  • Roberto Clemente Recl
    2631 Bagley Ave.
  • Secretary of State
    2835 Bagley St.


  • Algo Especial
    2628 Bagley Ave.
  • H&J Foods Inc
    3923 W. Vernor Hwy.
  • Honey Bee La Colmena
    2443 Bagley Ave.
  • Tamalería Nuevo Leon
    2669 W. Vernor Hwy.
  • Vernor Express Liquor Store
    3855 W. Vernor Hwy.


  • Vernor Urgent Care
    3456 W. Vernor Hwy.


  • Mexicantown Intl. Welcome Ctr.
    2835 Bagley St. (at 21st St.)


  • La Michoacana
    4336 W. Vernor Hwy.


  • Lupita Wash & Dry Laundromat
    3938 Vernor Hwy.


  • Southwest Solutions
    4214 Vernor Hwy.
  • BUILD Institute
    2701 Bagley Ave.
  • Southwest Housing Solutions
    1920 25th St and W. Vernor Hwy.
  • La Sed Inc
    4138 W. Vernor Hwy.
  • Mexicantown CDC
    2835 Bagley St. (at 21st St.), 2nd floor
  • Southwest Economic Solutions
    2835 Bagley Ave. #800
  • Ford Resource & Rec Center
    2826 Bagley Ave.


  • Amicci’s Pizza
    3849 W. Vernor Hwy.
  • Armando’s
    242 Vernor Hwy.
  • El Comal
    3970 W. Vernor Hwy.
  • El Zocalo
    3400 Bagley Ave.
  • Evie’s Tamales
    3454 Bagley Ave.
  • Los Galanes
    3362 Bagley Ave.
  • Mexican Village
    2600 Bagley Ave.
  • Mexicantown Restaurant
    3457 Bagley Ave.
  • Sicily’s Pizza & Subs
    3554 Vernor Hwy.
  • Taquería Lupita’s
    3443 Bagley Ave.
  • Xochimilco
    3409 Bagley Ave.
  • Huron Room
    2547 Bagley Ave.


  • Creaciones Lina
    3444 Bagley Ave.
  • Cricket Wireless
    3963 W. Vernor Hwy.
  • Dollar Center
    3917 W. Vernor Hwy.
  • Kim’s Party Store
    4342 Vernor Hwy.
  • Xochis Gift Shop
    3437 Bagley Ave.


  • Galapagos Art Space
    1800 18th St.
  • Matrix Theater
    2730 Bagley Ave.
  • Movie Mania Video
    3800 W. Vernor Hwy.


  • Our Detroit Vodka Distillery
    2545 Bagley Ave.
  • La Jalisciense Tortilla Factory
    2650 Bagley Ave.
  • La Michoacana Tortilla Factory
    2600 Bagley Ave.
  • Detroit Farm and Garden
    1759  21st  St. and W. Vernor


  • Envios Express
    7611 W. Vernor
  • Envios de Dinero
    7830/40 W. Vernor




  • DK Repairs
    1516 Springwells
  • Arandas Tires
    1700 Springwells
  • Vernor Auto Parts
    4621 W. Vernor
  • Auto Zone
    6117 W. Vernor
  • Arandas Tires
    6230 W. Vernor
  • Lopez Tires
    6677 W. Vernor
  • Vernor Car Wash
    6750/00 Dix
  • Sanchez Auto Wash
    6755 W. Vernor
  • Torres Auto Services
    7023 W. Vernor
  • Viper Audio City
    7027/25 W. Vernor
  • San Ignacio Car Shop
    7759 W. Vernor
  • Auto Parts World
    7837 W. Vernor
  • O’Reilly’s Auto Shop
    8417 W. Vernor
  • Quick Fix Auto Service
    9000 W. Vernor


  • Sheila’s Bakery
    2134/42 Springwells
  • Brown’s Bun Bakery
    4817 W. Vernor
  • Chilango’s Bakery
    5425/27 W. Vernor


  • PNC Bank
    6200 W. Vernor
  • Huntington Bank
    7760 W. Vernor
  • Chase Bank
    8021 W. Vernor
  • Comerica Bank
    8060 W. Vernor


  • Charlie’s Bar
    1503 Springwells
  • Revolution Lounge
    1601 Springwells
  • My Spot Detroit Bar
    1801 Springwells
  • Cantina Mexicana
    5890 W. Vernor


  • El Padrino Barbershop
    1466 Springwells
  • El Tijerazo Barbershop
    1515 Springwells
  • Favi’s Hair Salon
    1818 Springwells
  • Salon Xtreme
    1829 Springwells
  • Favi’s Nail Salon
    1835 Springwells
  • Express Barbershop
    2001 Springwells
  • Corte Tropical
    2046 Springwells
  • Shirlie’s Beauty Salon
    2213 Springwells
  • Lupe’s Barbershop
    4433 W. Vernor
  • Guero’s Barbershop
    600 W. Vernor
  • Lupita’s Beauty Lounge
    4733 W. Vernor
  • Violeta’s Beauty Salon
    4850 W. Vernor
  • SW Styles Barbershop
    5460 W. Vernor
  • Bella Beauty Co.
    6154 W. Vernor
  • Jerry’s Barbershop
    6341 W. Vernor
  • Jerry’s Barbershop
    1821/23 Livernois
  • Emiliano’s Barbershop
    7003 W. Vernor
  • Estetica Unisex Latina
    7149 W. Vernor
  • Metro Ink (SW Mixx Connection)
    7244 W. Vernor
  • Sister’s Beauty Salon
    7246 W. Vernor
  • Unisex Hair Salon
    7643 W. Vernor
  • Model Hair Salon
    7727/23 W. Vernor
  • Carmen’s Barbershop
    8535 W. Vernor
  • Abby’s Salon
    2053 Springwells


  • Detroit Strain Station
    1918 Springwells


  • Fresh-Pak, Inc.
    7939 W. Lafayette
  • La Jaliciense Tortilla Factory
    4824/26/30 W. Vernor


  • Hacienda Mexican Foods
    6016 W. Vernor


  • Exxon Mobil Gas Station
    930 Springwells
  • Citgo Gas Station
    4415 W. Vernor
  • Shell Gas Station
    6171 W. Vernor
  • Citgo
    2257 Waterman
  • BP Gas Station
    7155/51 W. Vernor
  • Valero Gas Station
    2300 Central
  • Global Petroleum
    8900 W. Vernor
  • Clark Gas Station
    9037 W. Vernor


  • Beebe’s 2 Food Center
    1421 Springwells
  • Springwell Liquor
    1848 Springwells
  • La Posada Market
    1930 Springwells
  • Mark’s Market
    1941 Springwells
  • Vernor Food Market
    4711 W. Vernor
  • Ryan’s Foods Market
    5858 W. Vernor
  • Frank’s Party Store
    5878 W. Vernor
  • E&L Supermercado
    6000 W. Vernor
  • La Piedad Mercado
    7109 W. Vernor
  • La Fiesta Market
    7403 W. Vernor
  • Mardini’s Market
    7647/49 W. Vernor
  • La Mexicana Supermercado
    7934 W. Vernor
  • La Tropicana
    8710 W. Vernor
  • Vernor Food Center
    8801 W. Vernor
  • Liberty Pharmacy & Market
    4802/4 W. Vernor


  • Gamble Plumbing & Heating
    4435 W. Vernor
  • Hart & Associates Construction
    7744 W. Vernor


  • State Farm Insurance
    5602 W. Vernor
  • All State Insurance
    7430 W. Vernor
  • State Farm
    7721/25 W. Vernor
  • Fiesta Auto Insurance
    7938 W. Vernor
  • L.A. Insurance
    7946 W. Vernor


  • SW Coin Laundry
    1800 Springwells
  • La Fiesta Ice Cream/Laundromat
    4801/5 W. Vernor


  • Law Office of Howard & Gupta
    1020 Springwells
  • Abogados Latinos (Pastor & Associates)
    7001 W. Vernor


  • Springwells Medical Clinic
    2117 Springwells
  • Family Dentistry
    2217 Springwells
  • Family Dentistry
    5705 W. Vernor
  • Clínica Medíca Familiar
    5831 W. Vernor
  • Vernor Chiropractic Clinic
    5901 W. Vernor
  • Chiropractic Clinic
    6785 W. Vernor
  • Foot Specialist
    6807 W. Vernor
  • Vernor Dental Care/Cardiovascular Care
    8044 W. Vernor


  • UNI Office
    1832 Springwells
  • Focus Hope Food Center
    6353 W. Vernor
  • La Sed
    7150 W. Vernor
  • SDBA/WIC Office
    7752 W. Vernor
  • Detroiters Helping Each Other
    8617 W. Vernor
  • Accounting Aid Society
    8634 W. Vernor
  • Congress of Communities
    8638 W. Vernor


  • Gold Exchange Shop
    1904 Springwells


  • CVS Pharmacy
    1935 Campbell/5841 Newberry
  • SW Discount Pharmacy
    5851 W. Vernor
  • Town Pharmacy
    6170 W. Vernor
  • Rite Aid
    7843 W. Vernor
  • CVS Pharmacy
    8115 W. Vernor


  • CSX Transportation
    6600 W. Vernor/6570 Dix


  • Muñoz Realty
    1619 Springwells


  • Cove Apartments
    1530 Springwells
  • Parkside Manor Apartments
    7045 W. Vernor
  • Parkside Manor Apartments
    7055 W. Vernor
  • Apartment Building
    7121 W. Vernor
  • House
    7234 W. Vernor
  • Southwest Solutions Apartment
    8724 W. Vernor
  • Southwest Housing Solutions
    5716 Michigan Ave
  • Campbell Branch Library
    8729/23/19/15 W. Vernor
  • Southwest Solutions Apartment
    8748/6/2/0 W. Vernor


  • McDonald’s
    1101 Springwells
  • El Asador
    1312 Springwells
  • Vince’s Italian Restaurant
    1341 Springwells
  • Family Treat
    2010 Sprignwells
  • Vernor Coney Island
    4430/40 W. Vernor
  • Little Cesar’s
    1650 Lansing
  • China House
    5716 Michigan Ave
  • Chicago’s Pizza
    4650 W. Vernor
  • Taquería El Rey
    4730 W. Vernor
  • Colombo’s Coney Island
    5414 W. Vernor
  • Palenque Restaurant
    5426/28 W. Vernor
  • Duly’s Coney Island
    5458 W. Vernor/1936 Junction
  • Ho Ho Village
    5821 W. Vernor
  • Donut Villa
    5875 W. Vernor
  • El Rancho
    5900 W. Vernor
  • McDonald’s
    6003 W. Vernor
  • Subway
    6166 W. Vernor
  • Burger King
    6251 W. Vernor
  • Las Palmas Nevería
    7009 W. Vernor
  • Los Altos
    7056/50 W. Vernor
  • J&J Coney Island
    7220 W. Vernor
  • El Nacimiento
    7400 W. Vernor
  • Domino’s Pizza
    7603 W. Vernor
  • Taquería Nuestra Familia
    7620 W. Vernor
  • Paul’s Pizza
    7635 W. Vernor
  • Panda Express
    7930 W. Vernor
  • El Caribeño
    8065 W. Vernor
  • La Terraza
    8445 W. Vernor
  • Salpicon
    8600 W. Vernor
  • Diseños Lili
    1811 Springwells
  • Southwest Rides
    1824 Springwells
  • Botanica Fe y Amor
    1908 Springwells
  • Discoteca La Rancherita
    2039 Springwells
  • Amy’s Shoes & Accessories
    4465 W. Vernor
  • New San Juan Market
    4616 W. Vernor
  • Metro PCS
    4639 W. Vernor
  • Family Dollar
    4645 W. Vernor
  • Futbol/Soccer Store
    4848 W. Vernor
  • Delia’s Fashion
    5407/9 W. Vernor
  • George’s Flower Shoppe
    5421 W. Vernor
  • Hector’s Men’s Wear
    5449 W. Vernor
  • Payless Shoe Store
    5616 W. Vernor
  • Nice Price
    5650/56 W. Vernor
  • 15 Primaveras
    5676/78 W. Vernor
  • Rodriguez Vaquerita
    5696/98 W. Vernor
  • Boost Mobile
    5708 W. Vernor
  • 99 Cents Plus Express
    5811 W. Vernor
  • Dino’s Travel
    5815 W. Vernor
  • T-Mobile
    5843 W. Vernor
  • Foot Locker
    6100 W. Vernor
  • Dollar Tree
    6138/46 W. Vernor
  • Sprint
    6158 W. Vernor
  • Family Dollar
    6365 W. Vernor
  • Dollar Central
    6415 W. Vernor
  • D&L Hardware (Ferretería)
    7000 W. Vernor
  • Viper Audio City
    7129 W. Vernor
  • El 7 Lenguas Western Wear
    7143/41 W. Vernor
  • Dollar del Barrio
    7214 W. Vernor
  • Metro PCS
    7440 W. Vernor
  • Cricket
    7633 W. Vernor
  • Danto’s Furniture
    7701 W. Vernor
  • Rent-A-Center
    7821 W. Vernor
  • Boost Mobile
    7850 W. Vernor
  • Delia’s Fashion
    7910 W. Vernor
  • Mattress Outlet
    7924 W. Vernor
  • Hi-Tech Computers
    8026 W. Vernor
  • M&M Smoke Shop
    8101 W. Vernor
  • Dmex Printing
    8623 W. Vernor
  • Springwells Sound Systems
    8623 W. Vernor
  • Payless Appliances
    8625 W. Vernor


  • Zapatería/Liberty Tax
    7755 W. Vernor
  • MG Oficinas- Income Tax Service
    1006 Springwells
  • USA-MEX Tax Service
    1305 Springwells
  • Z-Exchange Tax
    6162 W. Vernor
  • Ameri-Mex Tax Service
    7228 W. Vernor
  • H&R Block
    7750 W. Vernor
  • Carrillo Business Services
    7930 W. Vernor

— Lead photo: Mayte Penman directs community engagement efforts at Southwest Solutions. She is pictured in the community room of St. Anthony’s, where the Vista Partnership is based.






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