Just east of Downtown Detroit you'll discover an area known as 'The Villages'. This area, walking distance from Belle Isle, is made up of 6 neighborhoods: Berry Subdivision, East Village, Gold Coast, Indian Village, Islandview Village and West Village. These collections of neighborhoods are known primarily for their beautiful homes, however more recently they've become a favorite for entrepreneurs to set up shop in.
It's here where you'll find Detroit favorites like Detroit Vegan Soul and Sister Pie, both BUILD Institute alumni as well as Hatch Detroit recipients. Agnes Street near Detroit Vegan Soul is also home to coffee/pastry shop The Red Hook as well as the popular Craft Work restaurant. Just down the street on Van Dyke you'll stumble upon what looks like a home, but is in fact a place for audiophiles to purchase their favorite vinyl from: Paramita Sound. With vinyl records making quite the comeback in recent years, Paramita Sound has become a popular destination for those looking to buy both classics and modern albums in the format that so many cherish.
The popularity of these neighborhoods for food and traditional retailers is without a doubt growing and we're excited to continue to see new businesses set up shop and call the area home. Ready to see this neighborhood upclose? Join DXF for a free walking tour of the Villages neighborhood on Saturday, December 3rd from 11am-1pm. RSVP here.