The Roots of Mack Avenue

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Participants of “The Roots of Mack Avenue” walk can expect to learn the about the past, present and FUTURE of the once bustling commercial corridor of Mack Avenue with the introduction of the Green Thoroughfare project.  In its heyday, this section of Mack Avenue was home to theaters, furniture stores, bakeries, & a host of other retail shops. Today less than ten businesses remain among the 111 parcels in this corridor. Along this walk of the past and present, we will discuss the future. The Green Thoroughfare is a Lower Eastside Action Plan and Mack Avenue Business Association endorsed project that will convert the targeted Mack Avenue Corridor to a green, clean, safe and productive byway for a new generation of economic and community development.

 

Time: 9AM-11AM

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013

Event Start/End: 

4401 Conner, Detroit, MI 48215 is where the walk will begin and end. Parking is available at this address at no charge.

Host: Darnell Adams, Warren/Conner Development Coalition

Theme: Walking

Registration: All are welcome, but we would like to get a sense of how many people plan on attending for food preparation. Contact: Darnell Adams, 313-571-2800 ext. 3202, dadams@warrenconner.org to RSVP or to express questions.

Accessibility: This event is welcome and accessible to Wheelchairs, Bicycles, Seniors, Children