QLINE Detroit Station Spotlight Ferry Street


At the corner of Ferry Street and Woodward Avenue, when you step off of the QLINE Detroit Streetcar, you step into a word of culture, shopping, fine dining and some of the most unique housing stock in the city.  When departing the north bound station, passengers can enjoy several uniquely Detroit boutiques at the Shops of Park Shelton including women’s clothing and accessory shop Frieda, classic vintage inspired men’s and women’s store, The Peacock Room and the city’s only lingerie retailer, the Busted Bra Shop.

The area is also home to the 2016 Free Press Restaurant of the Year, Chartreuse owned by Sandy Levine, the creative force behind the seasonal eclectic menu and farm-to-table cuisine. For those seeking the best in Korean dining, Wasabi is the only place to dine in Detroit, located next door to Chartreuse inside the Park Shelton.

The area is also home to Detroit’s cultural crown jewels including The Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Historical Society Museum and the Detroit Public Library Main Branch.  Opening on Friday, July 23, the DIA will host the Art of Rebellion: Black Art and the Civil Rights Movement exhibition. This special show is part of an innovative community partnership with the DHS’s ground breaking project, Detroit 67 Looking Back to Move Forward.  The exhibition of powerful artworks by African American artists who formed collectives during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. These collectives, made up of artists working together in distinct groups, created art specifically for African American audiences that asserted black identity and racial justice.

Located on the southbound side of Woodward Avenue, the Detroit Historical Society museum opened the Detroit 67 exhibition on Friday June 24. Based on a model that uses engagement, reelection and action as its base, the DHS is working with over 100 community organizations to help chart the course forward for Detroit that is intentionally diverse, inclusive and remembers the lessons learned from its past.

The Detroit Public Library’s Main Branch, an awe-inspiring architectural phenomenon in Detroit, is home to a number book readings, children’s activities and the largest Technology, Literacy and Career Center in the city. Open Monday – Saturday, visitors can take advantage of discovering the hidden gems of the library with a free architectural tour or get lost exploring the rare book collection

Discover all of these destinations and more along the QLINE Detroit Streetcar route at the Ferry Street station stop. For more information about this area, please visit Midtown Detroit, Inc.’s neighborhood guide at www.midtowndetroitinc.org.