Background: Cass Cafe

Cass Cafe

“[The Michigan Saves Program] was just tailor-made. Detroit Development Fund has been great. It’s been a godsend for me that my timing was perfect for what was being offered.” – Chuck Roy

Chuck Roy opened Cass Café in 1993 after falling in love with the Cass Corridor neighborhood as a student at Wayne State University. With the help of Detroit Development Fund and the Michigan Saves program, Mr. Roy is currently rehabbing the restaurant –replacing the roof, HVAC units, lighting and windows. These upgrades are projected to save at least 25% in utility costs a year.

Photo Credit: Dave Lewinski