Nine more Hatch Alumni businesses have opened since our launch in 2011. Sixteen more Alumni have been operating as pop-ups on their way to opening their brick and mortar stores. Collectively, they’ve have invested over $2.5 million in Detroit and Hamtramck. They employ over 80 people.
We focus on supporting brick & mortar retail because means more jobs and amenities for residents. It spurs more development and investment into the communities Alumni businesses settle in.
1701 Bespoke is a group of clothiers dedicated to providing designer custom clothes for men who value fit and style. They get to know their customers through a series of appointments to craft perfectly fitting garments, such as suits, shirts and overcoats, from hundreds of fabrics that enhance their image and create a timeless style.
Though they’ve been in business since 2012 and have already made garments for hundreds of people in and around Detroit, 1701 Bespoke opened their brick & mortar storefront in June of 2015. The name, 1701, pays homage to the city. In opening their storefront, they hope to further revitalize Detroit’s fashion district with homegrown entrepreneurs.
2011 Semi Finalist Anthology Coffee has found their permanent home in Pony Ride, a small business and art incubator in Corktown. There, they roast their beans in house for their cafe space. Recently they’ve moved to increase their wholesale business… you can find them all over the city!
Batch Brewing Company, the 2013 Winner of the Hatch Detroit Contest, opened up to become Detroit’s first NanoBrewery. Located on Porter Street in Corktown (what could be a better fit?), they also serve some of Detroit’s freshest & tastiest bar food around.
Batch Brewing Company is also committed to give back through their ‘Feelgood Tap’, a monthly rotating tap, featuring a unique beer and different charity partner per month. A percentage from each ‘Feelgood’ beer sold will goes directly to the charity partner of the month.
Bohomodern was conceptualized in 2009 as Margarita Barry’s lifelong dream of launching her own lifestyle brand and vision combining her love of pattern, her passion for travel, and her pursuit of beauty in accessible, everyday objects. She custom designs colorful, whimsical products: posters, tableware, pillows, clothing, stationary, planters, and decor–many with themes local to Detroit. With the help of her seamstress mom, she launched the signature Bohomodern collection in 2011 at 71 POP inside of the 71 Garfield Artists Lofts building. Later that year Bohomodern launched its online store and holiday pop-up shop featuring collection originals, as well as an array of vintage, found, recycled and new homewares, clothing, accessories, gifts, and other objects for women, men, kids, and home.
They’re currently popping up at MASH Detroit.
With Detroit’s rich history of true working class neighborhood bars & the lack of modern, healthy yet delicious dining options, Bumbo’s opening is filling a void within familiar parameters.
A winner of the 2014 Hatch Spot Grant, Bumbos plans to use the funding to build out their kitchen space. Their seasonal menu will offer fresh and healthy takes on traditional Polish fare with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.
Busted Bra Shop is a custom fit, specialty bra boutique that will carry bras sized 30A to 54K with cups up to an N! Located in the Park Shelton in Midtown, they carry everyday wear, fashion, sports, nursing, strapless, T-shirt and bustier bras, just to name a few.
A winner of the 2014 Hatch Detroit Spot Grant Funding, Busted Bra Shop worked with fellow Hatch alum Detroit Design Center to develop custom racks. They’re also one of the first retail shops in the country to invest in a new microchip card payment system.
The Nordin Brothers create custom sculptures, specializing in glass, metal, wood and other mediums. The Detroit Design Center is home for their work where they have been creating objects since 1999. Moving forward, they plan to open a gallery of their work in Midtown.
Through the Hatch Neighborhood Initiative, Detroit Design Center has also collaborated to create custom signage for several businesses on the Avenue of Fashion and the Villages.
A 2011 Finalist, Detroit Institute of Bagels has since opened up shop on Michigan Avenue in Corktown. They’re a bagel shop that abides by traditional means of making their bagels: boiled then baked.
In 2013, Hatch Detroit partnered with Strategic Staffing Solutions to fund the mural in their courtyard.
In 2014, DIB was selected as a winner of a Hatch Detroit Spot Funding Grant, which they’ll use to construct a bagel park in the empty lot next to their storefront. Welcoming downtown visitors into Corktown, this spot will be used for a farmers market and other community events.
Detroit River Sports creates a whole new dynamic on the Detroit River, built around sports and recreation activity. Detroit River Sports will be a hub for all human or nature-powered, sports on the River. By offering rentals, lessons, tours, and retail they provide an amenity to those already familiar with the pleasures of waterfront recreation and expose the uninitiated creating new River enthusiasts within the city. By providing new ways to experience the City and its River, interest in the Detroit Riverfront as a whole will grow.
Life is short and precious. After realizing the benefits of vegan food choices, Kirsten Ussery wanted to pass it on to the community. That is why Detroit Vegan Soul has made it their mission to help people live healthier lives by providing great-tasting, high-quality, nutritious vegan food, that appeals to all taste buds, while at the same time supporting a sustainable earth.
A 2012 Finalist in the Hatch Detroit Contest, Detroit Vegan Soul has since opened up on Agnes Street in Detroit’s West Village. Recently a recipient of Hatch Alumni spot grant funding, they were able to install a new walk-in cooler to keep up with growing demand for their food.
House of Pure Vin, our 2015 Contest Alum, has opened up to become downtown Detroit’s signature retail destination for wine. By activating their storefront in a long-vacant stretch of Woodward, we hope to see further investment in downtown Detroit’s retail revival.
Hugh opened in 2009 as Southeastern Michigan’s first pop-up retail store. We called it a “retail happening” – a six-month tribute to classic bachelor pad style. It exceeded all expectations and returned the following December for a three-week run as “Hugh for the Holidays.”
In 2011 Hugh was chosen by the public and a panel of judges to be the winner of the our first-ever Hatch Detroit Contest; in 2012 the store opened in a permanent location in Midtown, Detroit.
Hugh sells barware, personal accessories, smoking accessories, home decor, men’s grooming products, furniture and lighting, all inspired by classic bachelor pad style.
La Feria, winner of the 2012 Hatch Detroit Contest, opened their doors to the first authentic Spanish Tapas Bar in Detroit. Located in the Cass Corridor, La Feria’s launch promotes better walkability and economic activity in the neighborhood.
In 2014, La Feria was awarded Hatch Detroit Spot Grant Funding to build an outdoor patio, increasing their seating capactiy by 50% and supports connectivity between developed districts.
Live Cycle Delight will be the first contemporary cycle studio in downtown Detroit. Live Cycle Delight is dedicated to providing the residents of Detroit an opportunity to find delight through cycling. By creating an environment that makes working out fun, we tap into the key to enabling customers to enjoy healthy fitness activities by keeping them motivated. Outdoor cycling encourages transportation alternatives for Detroiters. As new transportation alternatives emerge downtown, it’s important to not overlook an option that embraces a fun, healthy, active lifestyle.
Opening soon in West Village!
Gary Mui is the owner of MI alma Restaurant and Juice Bar. The name MI alma has a dual meaning. For those who are not fluent in Spanish, alma means “soul”. The MI represents “me”. The energy and passion Gary puts in to food comes from the soul.
The second meaning their business name carries for is the MI, which represents Michigan. They chose Detroit to open up shop because they truly believe Detroit is the “Soul” of Michigan.
Find more from Mi Alma on their Facebook.
MOR & Co. is your outdoor store for city living. They believe that every small moment we spend outside is just as important as the big ones.
Their mission is to connect with today’s growing metropolitans through approachable outdoor experiences and high-quality, responsibly made gear, accessories and apparel for outdoor city living. MOR also serves as an anchor for unique, empowering classes and fieldtrips – with the intention of encouraging more outdoor play and exploration in our increasingly urban lives.
They’ve started with a webshop and a few day-long, pop-ups around town but their goal is to have two different types of offerings, both online and off: Product Retail and Community Experiences. It’s a “Brick & Pixel” strategy that they think will help growth!
Norma G’s is a tribute to Lester Gouvia’s mother and all she taught him about cooking & creating connections with others – which is a strong tradition within the Caribbean community. In addition, his vision is to develop a business model that delivers the Caribbean experience to foodies of all types. Food, good food in particular, brings people together and creates community. Sharing culture through a meal and in the right setting showcases the best of what Detroit has to offer. Norma G’s will open their brick & mortar restaurant in the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood.
Orleans + Winder was born of a desire to create a concept store, offering a retail platform for the finest emerging artists and designers with a focus on artisanal creations. They believe in slow fashion, in design that moves away from hyper industrialization and toward the artfully constructed. Visit them at their storefront in Eastern Market.
Chef Nikita Santches applied to the Hatch Detroit Contest with Rock City Pies, but has since expanded to become a full service eatery. His cuisine is contemporary American and the restaurant is home to some of the best craft cocktails in the metro area.
Winner of the 2014 Contest, Sister Pie is a women-run bakery serving Detroit and Southeast Michigan with seasonally driven savory and sweet pies and cookies in unexpected flavor combinations.
Sister Pie strives to be a triple-bottom-line business, maintaining a commitment to employees, the local economy, and the environment. They are an official FoodLab member and actively participate in the organization’s mission to support the growth of Detroit food entrepreneurism through transparency and community building.
Based on tradition, good design & sustainability, The Royce Detroit provides the essentials you simply can’t live without; fundamental things like wine, food, home goods, friendship and community. Their mission is to promote a lifestyle of thoughtful consumption and an awareness for the environment.
The Royce Detroit is be a place for Detroiter to discover and purchase a thoughtful selection of wine and home goods, in a highly curated, well-designed and friendly environment. Now open in the Kales Building.