Detroit Pizza Bar

Strengthening Livernois-McNichols

$1.3M Total Project Budget

4,500 Square Feet

Livernois-McNichols neighborhood

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.