When was the last time you called a record store and asked the clerk if they had a particular album?*
For you, probably ages. For hundreds of fans of Mexican music, almost daily. The call log is kept in a yellow legal pad, and there are multiple pages.
“Every week” is how often Maria Pruneda, the owner of La Rancherita Discoteca in Springwellls who keeps the legal pad on the front counter near the cash register, makes orders on behalf of her customers. If she doesn’t have it in stock, she’ll find it somewhere.
The best stories come when you can admit that you don’t know what something is, and that’s exactly what happened with The Neighborhoods team as we went on a Cinco de Mayo search for Detroit’s best botana in Southwest Detroit.
It’s #NationalMargaritaDay, so here’s your reminder there’s a local tequila brand you can support while – responsibly – enjoying today’s festivities.
Tires and tequila doesn’t sound like a great combination but for the Lopez family, it’s their way of life. Coming from a long line of agave farmers, Silverio chose to follow in his father and grandfather’s footsteps and throw his hat in the tequila game, launching Tequila Cabresto in 2006.
Residents of District 6 – Southwest Detroit – are asked to give feedback to muralists and the City of Detroit’s General Services Department on the creation of murals of three of the most trafficked viaducts in the area.
The Springwells Avenue viaduct on Springwells Avenue just off I-75, the West Vernor Highway viaduct between Livernois Avenue and Waterman Street and the Livernois Avenue viaduct between Toledo and John Kronk streets were chosen as canvases for local artists to not only beautify the spaces, but also bridge communities.
Angela Reyes was tired of burying children in Southwest Detroit.
Twenty years ago, she was watching neighborhood teens fall victim to the gang violence in the area. So, in the living room of her home, she decided to work with the troubled youth rather than shun them.
LA SED (Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development), the Southwest Detroit nonprofit that assists with social programs for Detroit’s Latino residents, is hosting a legal forum on Saturday, September 9, for residents with questions about President Trump’s rollback of the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Act.
At The Neighborhoods, we’re interested in hearing from everybody in Detroit about what matters most to you.
Do you have a story to tell about what your community group is doing in the neighborhood? Tell us.
Do you have a story to tell about a home that needs to come down in your neighborhood? Tell us.