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DEC. 12, 2022  


LRC ENTERTAINMENT                         


Driving along Mack Ave on the city’s eastside, Detroit soul singer Laura Rain had an idea. Why not partner with a local business to foster success in her own neighborhood? Curious to find a venue to regularly host her show, she spotted Cornerstone Village Bar & Grille near her home.

Reaching out, she met owner Rokib Myles (a Grosse Pointe Woods neighbor) who proved her intuition was correct. The two were both eager to start something fresh. “I had been thinking about the idea for months” says Rain, who’s award winning soul/r&b band Laura Rain and the Caesars performs on the road often. “We tend to tour a lot and don’t get the opportunity to play in our own neighborhood. I wanted to find the perfect spot where we could establish a residency, and help generate local excitement. When I researched Cornerstone Village, I saw they had been having live music; r&b, blues and soul, exactly my style”.Like many businesses, Cornerstone Village Bar & Grille opened in 2019 and felt they never had a proper opening due to the pandemic. Rokib Myles says “we are looking forward to January as our grand re-opening featuring a new chef and a new menu. We’re even featuring Laura’s favorite cocktail, The Golden Cadillac”. Myles says the goal is to create a customer friendly environment where the surrounding neighborhoods can come together and enjoy quality live music and food.“

Collaborating is the key to success in any business” says Rain. “It proves reaching out can help bridge the gaps we all too often experience. I wanted to support the local business community, and am especially proud to partner with a black-owned business”.

Cornerstone Village Bar & Grille is located at 17315 Mack Ave Detroit, MI 48224 (near Cadieux) and kickstarts the new year featuring Laura Rain and the Caesars  every Saturday night on January 7, 14, 21 and 28. Tickets are $15 at the door. Music starts at 8pm. Please call (313) 821-4998 for reservations Wednesday through Saturday after 4pm and Sunday 11am-4pm.

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