This Week in the News

  • July 6, 2016
This Week In The News

Our latest 2015 Comerica Hatch Detroit contest winner, Live Cycle Delight has been busy this week in the news with the new location announced.  The new studio will offer three types of indoor cycling classes and TRX conditioning classes as the first contemporary cycling studio in the area.  Check out the news from this week about our Hatch winner’s new brick and mortar store opening in West Village!   Have an idea for a new space in Detroit?  The 2016 Hatch Detroit Contest applications are due July 15th.  Visionary entrepreneurs have a chance to win $50,000 from Comerica Bank, and more than $200,000 in pro bono services including a $25,000 branding and design package from GTB (formally Team Detroit), a 30-second social media advertisement from MCCI, legal services from Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn and a package of accounting, IT, public…

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Live Cycle Delight commits to West Village – one spin closer to opening doors

  • June 22, 2016
Live Cycle Delight Commits To West Village – One Spin Closer To Opening Doors

Opportunity Detroit returns as presenting sponsor, one month remains to enter 2016 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest DETROIT/June 22, 2016 – Hatch Detroit is pleased to announce the 2015 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest winner, Live Cycle Delight, will open its new cycle studio this fall located at 8019 Agnes St. in Detroit’s West Village. Live Cycle Delight will be the fourth contest alumni to locate in the West Village area and the first contemporary indoor cycling studio in Detroit. “Live Cycle Delight will be the contest’s 15th business to establish a brick and mortar location in metro Detroit,” said Vittoria Katanski, executive director, Hatch Detroit. “From bakers to brewers to a kayak rental company, and now the first cycling studio in Detroit, this contest brings together a unique group of business entrepreneurs who will continue to make Detroit’s independent retail standout.”…

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VIDEO: More green coming to Grand River

  • May 16, 2016

Grand River is about to look a lot more green in ‪Grandmont Rosedale. We've partnered up with the Detroit Lions & Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation to bring several streetscape improvements to the retail district. Step one? Landscaping with Detroit Farm and Garden.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: May 21st Planting in Grandmont Rosedale

  • May 10, 2016
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: May 21st Planting In Grandmont Rosedale

Help us bring more green to Grand River! Volunteer opportunity: Saturday May 21st, 2016 // 9AM - 1PM New landscaping is coming to Grand River between Outer Drive & Warwick! Join Hatch Detroit, GRDC and the Detroit Lions for a day of volunteering! The day’s work will be planting the new plants up and down Grand River Dress for the weather! Plan to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes Come rain or shine and bring a refillable water bottle Bring planting equipment (shovels, rakes) if you have them Meet the team at Always Brewing at 9AM   Interested? Email or call 734-748.4270 to RSVP. For more information on the Hatch Neighborhood Initiative and our project in Grandmont Rosedale, see here.

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Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest kicks off May 2

  • April 27, 2016
Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest Kicks Off May 2

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…

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Congrats to Sister Pie on their One Year Anniversary!

  • April 24, 2016
Congrats To Sister Pie On Their One Year Anniversary!

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.  

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2013 Contest Winner Batch Brewing launches “Feelgood Tap” Program

  • March 15, 2016
2013 Contest Winner Batch Brewing Launches “Feelgood Tap” Program

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.

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Hatch Detroit and the Detroit Lions team up to invest in Grandmont Rosedale

  • January 27, 2016
Hatch Detroit And The Detroit Lions Team Up To Invest In Grandmont Rosedale

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…

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