Soave Real Estate Group has added three new retailers at Elton Park in the northeast section of Michigan Avenue and Trumbull Street in Detroit’s historic Corktown neighborhood.
Elton Park opened across Michigan Avenue from the former Tiger Stadium in the spring of 2019, completing the first phase of Detroit-based Soave Real Estate Group’s $150-million development project. Elton Park has 151 residential units among its six distinct buildings, as well as 11,400 square feet of retail space.
New retailers bring the first Gelateria to Corktown, the first Aveda salon to Detroit, and the first Detroit location for a local juice company.
“We are very excited that Elton Park will be introducing this diverse range of businesses to Corktown and the Detroit community,” says Anthony Soave, president and CEO of Soave Enterprises. “The quality and variety of these businesses is just the start of what we know will be a thriving retail destination. We are transforming this once underdeveloped and underutilized corner of the Corktown community into a vibrant 24-hour district in this iconic corner of Detroit,”
More details of the new retailers include:
Hudson Styling Co. is the first Aveda Lifestyle salon in Detroit. The new 1,600-square-foot salon is in Elton Park’s Robertson Building, at 1400 W. Elizabeth Street, at the corner of Eighth street.
Owned by Detroit native Rikki Hudson, the Hudson Styling Co. is a full-service salon and spa, offering professional services in hair, skin, and make-up. Hudson will offer natural hair care services for all hair types and textures, plus hair coloring, cuts, formal styling, braiding, hair extensions, and more. The salon also offers facial aesthetic services like brow and lash enhancements, make up, waxing and facials. In total, Hudson has 10 styling stations and one room for esthiology services.
Hudson Styling Co. includes an Aveda Retail Experience Center, selling the complete line of Aveda products. All products are 100 percent vegan, and the salon will function with zero waste.
Momento Gelato Café located at 2120 Trumbull St. is now open, bringing the first gelateria to Corktown. The new 1,500 square-foot space is located in Checker Alley, Elton Park’s centrally located outdoor gathering area.
Checker Alley patrons will be able to identify Momento by its large canopy structure designed with folding glass windows for year-round use. Owned by Michigan café impresario Tom Isaia, Momento offers a wide variety of handmade gelato flavors, European-style pastries, freshly roasted Italian coffee, and more.
“I’m bringing a taste of Italy right to the heart of Corktown,” says Isaia. “I was born and raised in the Bagley area, and it is high time to return. Elton Park provides the perfect central location, filled with new residents and endless potential.”
Rhythm and Blue Juice Co. is now open at 1400 W. Elizabeth St. in Elton Park’s Robertson Building. Owned by Rachael and Kevin Schroeder, Rhythm and Blue Juice Co. is metro Detroit’s very own cold-pressed juice company, creating fresh, delicious, locally made products. All of Rhythm and Blue’s products are handcrafted and made to order. In addition to fresh juice, they offer organic, plant-based, vegan grab and go meals.
“With over 70 varieties of fresh juice, we like to say it’s a full rainbow all the time in our store,” says Racheal Schroeder. “Our process is slow and arduous, but it results in a better product. All our products are created with nutrition and cleansing in mind instead of extension of shelf life. We believe your juice should be consumed fresh, offering direct and optimal nutrition and utilization of all its healing properties.”
For residential or retail information, visit www.eltonparkcorktown.com.
Elton Park’s project consultant team includes Detroit-based Roxbury Group; Detroit-based architecture and design firms Hamilton Anderson Associates and Quinn Evans Architects; and Monahan Construction.
Soave Enterprises is a Detroit-based, privately held company with significant investments and operations in real estate that encompass more than $5 billion of development across several states. For more information, visit www.soave.com.
Elton Park is located a few blocks east of Ford Motor Co.’s emerging Michigan Central campus, redeveloped from Detroit’s former Michigan Central train station, the neighboring Book Depositary building (originally Roosevelt Warehouse), The Factory where some 250 Ford personnel are working on EV and AV technology, a new multi-faceted parking deck under construction. The Book will open in the coming months, while the train station is projected to open in early 2023.
For more information about the Michigan Central mobility innovation district, read DBusiness magazine’s recent cover story, “Test Track,” here.