"We're not as extravagant as Indian Village," says Marc Tirirkian, who is chairing the East English Village
home tour set for Oct. 11. Lest one think he is being overly modest, he is quick to point out that his neighborhood does boast custom-built houses -- "each individual home is unique," he says -- with plenty of brick detailing and other distinct touches.
Another aspect of EEV that Tirirkian hopes to show off on the tour is the community's diversity. "There are elderly, young single professionals, empty nesters ... there is quite a spectrum of different demographics," he says. "It's a caring community as well. The neighbors are friendly, everybody looking out for each other."
The home tour will focus on the southern portion of the neighborhood that is roughly bounded by E. Warren, Cadieux, Mack and E. Outer Drive. Participants will start off at 4240 Kensington Ave., where they will receive a list of available homes in the community and a map, as well as information about neighborhood amenities such as schools, grocery stores and restaurants.
A non-home stop on the tour will be the Historic Alger Theater
on East Warren Avenue at East Outer Drive, and there will be an
afterglow at the Cadiuex Café featuring Belgian feather bowling.
The tour is free to the public and will run from 1-5 p.m. It is funded by Next Detroit Neighborhood Initiative. Day-of registration is acceptable, but pre-registration is available at 313-216-1729 or www.eastenglishvillage.org/tour
Source: Mark Tirirkian, EEV
Writer: Kelli B. Kavanaugh