Bounded by Seven Mile to the south and Eight Mile to the north, Livernois’ Avenue of Fashion has long been a bustling shopping district composed largely of Black-owned businesses. Surrounded by the Bagley, Sherwood Forest, and Green Acres neighborhoods, the area has loads of history and character going back to the 1950s. Named for the retail businesses, the district has attracted a new guard of small art galleries, restaurants, cafes, bars, and bakeries. More projects are in the works. Trap Vegan plans to serve smoothies and vegan cheeseburgers this fall. Chef Max Hardy, who owns the Caribbean restaurant COOP at the Detroit Shipping Co., and the forthcoming Afro-Caribbean spot Honey, also plans a takeout spot for seafood boils just north of Seven Mile, and moody seasonal cocktails and small plates are coming soon, courtesy of Petty Cash Detroit.
A new streetscape project has expanded outdoor seating space for restaurants and added lanes for bikes and scooters to reach them.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More