About

Bank Suey is a community space located in the heart of Hamtramck, at the corner of Joseph Campau and Caniff. We host come-as-you-are workshops, talks and events that bring people together. The things we host are temporary and always changing. 

So far, we’ve produced and partnered on 45+ gatherings hosting 2,000+ attendees. Our programming covers a broad range of topics unified by a purpose: to build skills, understanding, and confidence resulting in citizen involvement and greater community wealth.

We're exploring new ways to fill main street spaces-- with the goal of adding to the walkability and vibrancy of Hamtramck the way that more traditional storefronts have been able to. We want to create a space that supports community ideas and needs, focusing on the value of local economy and building community wealth.

History of the Building

The building was built around 1923 as the Merchants & Mechanics Bank of Hamtramck. Due to the Great Depression, it wasn't a bank for very long. For most of it’s life, the building has housed restaurants and bars, while the 2nd floor has held doctors' and dentists’ offices.

Learn more about the lives of 10345 Jos. Campau in our historical timeline.