Weather conditions were less-than-ideal for the grand opening of the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard—a new food, beverage, and pop-up retail space along the former Grand Trunk Railroad line-turned-bike path. Saturday saw sporadic rain showers and storms, while Sunday’s skies turned grey. Nonetheless, many came out to check out the new set up, including photographers Michelle and Chris Gerard.
We noticed some people on social media asking about parking nearby. Since this is along a bike path, visitors will need to park and either walk or ride. The closest point of entry would be either on the street or a lot near Wilkins and Orleans, where there’s a path leading to the Dequindre Cut. Visitors could also park at entry points at Gratiot or Atwater (for a longer walk). Any lot at Eastern Market would work as well; just take the path at Orleans.
The Dequindre Cut Freight Yard will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through September 16. Hours run Fridays 4-10 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays 12-9 p.m. Food and beverage will be available those days, and a local vendor bazaar will run on Saturdays and Sundays.
It’s a nice place to stop if you’re visiting the market or out on the bike path. Here’s a look around.