$1.3M Total Project Budget
4,500 Square Feet
Detroit residents Akunna Olumba and Marcus Jones (pictured) of Legacy City Group are passionate about equitable development in Detroit neighborhoods and making sure that new projects are providing a benefit to the residents. This is why their company, Legacy City Group, is renovating a vacant commercial space at 7316 W. McNichols to open the Detroit Pizza Bar—a restaurant that will hire and train local residents for food-service careers and support local farmers.
Their vision is of a space that welcomes the community, and it is driving their design choices. Large glass windows and a shaded rooftop deck ensure the community feels visible and connected to the new developments happening along this commercial corridor targeted for Strategic Neighborhood Fund investment. With a varied menu and high-quality, locally-grown ingredients, they will provide healthy, delicious food options for a variety of palettes with both affordability and community support in mind.