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Sisters open luxury bed and breakfast helping to revitalize the city of Detroit Michigan


In 2013, sisters Roderica and Francina James started renovations on a mansion built in 1870, and transformed it into The Cochrane House, a luxury bed and breakfast located in the heart of Detroit’s entertainment district. Since opening in May 2018, The Cochrane House has attracted guests from Detroit, Atlanta, Romania, Argentina, and more. Designed with modern sophistication in mind, the duo aimed to contribute to growth in Detroit, while giving back to their community. With a 501(c)(3) connected to the bed & breakfast, the James sisters host small events, concerts, and listening parties to raise money for education and development for youth, and all the proceeds go to the non-profit.

While many people expect a home away from home vibe when booking a bed and breakfast, these owners want to make it clear—The Cochrane House is far from traditional. Read the full interview at Blackenterprise.com


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