Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Mailbag: Nick Is Psychic

Nick wrote in to ask:
hey frank, are there any plans to have block parties in the neighborhood? Or maybe a larger free fesitival? Just a thought.
It's funny you should ask. Just the other day, I was talking to the folks who put on the Illuminate Detroit events in downtown and Midtown Detroit about doing a similar one in Warrendale.

Illuminate Detroit, for those who aren't familiar with it, is a special event that's put on to showcase all of the great things about living in Detroit - complete with samples from local bars and restaurants as well as fashion and music. It's usually done in close cooperation with real estate developers. It plays a big part in drawing new residents into the city and usually helps to sell 2 or 3 lofts every time they one.

If we were to do one of these events this summer, not only would it be a cool event for the neighborhood but it could also help to fill a couple of currently vacant homes in the neighborhood.

And, yes, it would also be an interesting way of showcasing our new community garden.

More details to come in this blog. Until then, Nick wins my first ever Psychic of the Month Award.

Thanks for posting. ;-)

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