Comerica increases commitment, contest expands in search of next Detroit retail business DETROIT/April 27, 2016 – Comerica Bank and Hatch Detroit announced the return of The Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest. The 2016 contest will include an expanded benefits package for the $50,000 grand prize winner as well as additional support for entrepreneurs and Hatch Alumni. Comerica is more than doubling its commitment for the contest, investing more than $125,000 to help launch even more small business successes in Detroit and help ensure the success of current Hatch Alumni. “Comerica is deeply rooted in the Detroit community and we recognize the important role small businesses are playing in the resurgence of the city,” said Linda Forte, senior vice president and chief diversity officer, Comerica Bank. “We are proud to be the flagship sponsor of this contest, which has sparked other small…
Congrats to Sister Pie! One year open and 18,333 slices of pie (plus nearly as many buckwheat cookies) later, they're the definition of what small business can do to bring a community together. ?? What other baker has gotten to celebrate their first year open alongside a Bon Appetit Magazine feature? We're so proud of Lisa and her team for all they've accomplished since winning the 2014 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest and can't wait to see what's to come.
It's been a busy few years for the Batch Brewing crew. After winning the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest in 2013 and building Detroit's first nanobrewery to wild acclaim, they're starting a new venture. Drinking beer makes you feel good. Giving to charity while drinking beer feels even better. Enter: Batch Brewing Company's Feelgood Tap Program, a new 501c3 nonprofi. What does that mean? Instead of one brewery in Detroit raising money for nonprofits one glass at a time, any bar, restaurant, brewery, or winery can feature their own Feelgood Tap special and help fund the local nonprofit community. Check out the coverage on Fox 2 News and WXYZ.
We've launched Phase III of our Neighborhood Initiative! To celebrate, Detroit Lions legends Lomas Brown & Ron Rice visited Always Brewing to pour the morning coffee and chat with the community about the investment Hatch & the Detroit Lions are making in neighborhood retail. Photo credit: Stuart Zaas, Detroit Lions
DETROIT. Jan. 27, 2016--Hatch Detroit and the Detroit Lions have selected Grandmont Rosedale as the next project site in the Hatch Detroit Neighborhood Initiative, focused on serving storefront retail in Detroit. With the Detroit Lions Charities $150,000 contribution to the program, the team is bringing community-driven infrastructure improvements that will improve pedestrian friendliness around the businesses on Grand River Avenue between Warwick Street and Outer Drive. Working with the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, Hatch Detroit and the Detroit Lions have identified several place-making elements and their impact on retail success. “Working with Hatch Detroit on creating sustainable, pedestrian-friendly storefronts in Grandmont Rosedale is another opportunity to build upon our shared progress in neighborhood economic development,” said Detroit Lions Senior Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships Elizabeth Parkinson. “The Detroit Lions organization is proud to have a direct hand in the…
Hatch Detroit & the Detroit Lions are celebrating the next phase in their Neighborhood Initiative! Detroit Lions legends Ron Rice and Lomas Brown will be behind the bar at Always Brewing Detroit ready to pour your morning coffee. Stop by for a cuppa, chat with the players and learn more about our retail revitalization plans working alongside Grandmont Rosedale Development Coporation. 8AM - 10AM. No tickets required. This is a free event and the first 200 guests' medium pour-overs are on us. Let us know you're coming & share the event here.
Detroit's wine lovers may be battling one serious hangover come summer. Another wine bar, shop, and community event space called The Royce Detroit has officially found a home in The Kales Building. Owned by Angela Rutherford and Ping Ho, The Royce Detroit first made an appearance during last summer's Comerica Hatch Detroit competition, where they were finalists in the running for the $50,000 grand prize. A representative for the shop tells Eater that Ho and Rutherford have submitted an application to the most recent round of the Motor City Match programto assist with funding for the buildout. Read more of the Eater Detroit article here.
A triple win for Hatch alums! Sister Pie, Batch Brewing and Bumbo's came away with the prizes for best bakery, brewery and dive in this year's Thrillist Detroit Awards! Read the rest of the list here.
We're thrilled to announce that our 2015 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest Semi-Finalists, House of Pure Vin, is now open on Woodward! Check out all the great coverage they've been getting: Detroit News Deadline Detroit Crain's Detroit MLive Better yet? Stop by their new storefront!
Imagine being a high-energy, results-oriented professional working in retail management and client service in New York City and managing high-profile, revenue-generating locations such asFrench Connection, Michael Kors, Juicy Couture and flagship locations such as G-Star andTommy Hilfiger. Then your hometown beckons you to come back and take part in its revitalization. Shortly after arriving back in the Motor City, you're involved in a biking accident, which becomes the driving force for a business idea and leads you to winning $50,000 in grant funding. Meet Amina Daniels, a former All-American track and field athlete for whom fitness has always been a passion. While living in the Big Apple, Daniels fell in love with outdoor cycling initially because it was a great source of exercise and transportation. After moving back to Detroit to become part of its renaissance in the fall of 2013, Daniels was…