10/09/2012 10:21 am ET

Detroit Retail, Pop-Up Shops Are On The Rise

There is a block in Detroit’s West Village neighborhood that always transports me to another village -- Greenwich Village in New York City. Everything about this stretch feels just right -- from the framing of the storefront windows to the canopy of trees overhead. Even the width of the street is perfect -- narrow and intimate, hugged by buildings on both sides.

Like a beautiful woman, this block has great proportions. As it just so happens, her name is Agnes. For some time now, the storefront spaces on Agnes Street between Van Dyke and Parker (formerly occupied by the legendary Harlequin Café) have sat vacant, awaiting a new lease on life. Thanks to a little bit of creativity and collaboration, this is about to change.

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