Season 1: Social-Sushi-Detroit#12

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Jay Rayford's Enthusiastic About His Social Enterprise Being Housed in Shipping Containers in Corktown

Another in a series of great podcasts from Romy Gingras of Gingras Global that you can find at www.thebonfiresofsocialenterprise.com. Romy hears the story of a collaboration between a pop-up sushi caterer, called Social-Sushi, and the social networks that they created, with the goal of reinvigorating Detroit as it recovers from that city’s bankruptcy. A group of Lawrence Tech University and Western International High School students picked SocialSushi-Detroit to house, in part of its project to find inventive ways to reuse abandoned shipping containters, to house, the brick and mortar headquarter of this wandering-networking-bistro.

Social Sushi will be based near the historic, and currently, under utilized Roosevelt Park,in the Corktown section of Detroit. While the internal space of the restaurant is expected to be able to seat just 35, Rayford says that the city is allowing the surrounding outdoor area to be used for social functions that feature his world famous sushi, and it’s special dipping sauce. Thank you Jay Raford for sharing your enthusiasm for Detroit.

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