If you’ve been out and about in Corktown lately, you’ve no doubt noticed all the activity at the corner of Bagley & Trumbull. The building has been in the renovation process for a while, and we’ll do a complete recap with developer Brian Mulloy as they finish in a few weeks. For now, we’d like to show you two of the businesses already open on that busy little corner.
To refresh your memory, it hasn’t been long since these buildings were empty, waiting for the right people. Here are a few pictures from the renovation.
This is what the corner looks like now.
The first business to open in early July was The Bearded Lady, on the Bagley entrance. The Bearded Lady is a salon and barbershop run by Ash Hipps, who has collected Golden Girls memorabilia forever. If you’re stopping by, you’re likely to see neighborhood kids hanging out or Bernie the dog posing for a glamour shot.
Opening last weekend was Mama Coo’s Boutique, a vintage, local art, and resale shop run by Lana Rodriguez. Rodriguez had been selling her art and special finds at the 555 Gallery and Studios in Southwest Detroit, then through the Sunday Market at Eastern Market, before finding this permanent location.
And in the other locations? Opening soon will be a local grocer, The Farmer’s Hand, next door to Mama Coo’s. On the corner section of the building will be a sushi restaurant, ITADAKU. And upstairs, Meta Physica Massage & Sauna, a wellness center and juice bar, which is also a finalist for this year’s Hatch Detroit contest.
Here’s a look at what you can find now, and we’ll update with more later.