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Wayne State Students Give Facelift To Stretch Of Grand River

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DETROIT (WWJ) – A neglected half-mile stretch of Detroit’s Grand River Avenue gets a facelift.

Dozens of Wayne State students worked to clean up the street Saturday. It was part of a larger effort headed up by 25-year-old real estate developer Derek Weaver, who founded the so-called Grand River Creative Corridor.

“It borders Mid-Town, the Woodbridge community and it borders Corktown and it borders downtown, but this particular area is like a little pocket in Detroit, that has really been devastated,” said Weaver.”What we are looking to do is to bring the whole area together and connect these little pieces.”

Earlier this year, Weaver commissioned several dozen street artists to paint murals in the area.

Saturday’s volunteers, mostly Wayne State students, picked up litter and cut down tall weeds and grass.

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