Hatch Detroit was created to give residents a stake in the redevelopment of Detroit. Built on the idea of crowd-based entrepreneurship, we open up our contest to public vote because we believe residents should have the voice to choose the type of retail they want in their communities.


Please scroll below to see busines descriptions, rules and FAQ. 

COLFETARIE: a European dessert and pastry shop, specializing in Romanian desserts and pastries. Their goal is to bring together the cultures of Detroit and Romanian, while offering a taste of Europe, right in the heart of Downtown Detroit, no passport needed!

Craig’s Coffee: a community coffee roastery and coffee bar that plans to roast and sell their own coffee, while also offering fellow roasters a place to roast and sell their product as well. Additionally, the space will serve as a commissary kitchen, where food and drink businesses can use the kitchen for food prep, storage and service.

Detroit Farm and Cider: a 4.9 acre commercial farm on Detroit’s West side with plans to build a cider mill and offer youth day camps and horseback riding classes.

Gajiza Dumplins: a dumpling shop that specializes in Asian style eats and handmade dumplings from scratch. The dumplings come in more than 30 flavors and range from traditional pork and shrimp Shumai to contemporary western style, including miso cheeseburger gyoza or goat cheese and leek. Their focus is based on Asian street food: fast and delicious.

Jo’s Gallery Cafe: a pan-ethnic fusion restaurant located in Detroit on the famous Livernois Avenue of Fashion and adjacent to Jo’s Gallery, a 20-year-old art gallery in the second generation of ownership. The restaurant will serve food with identifiable African origins and influences of Asian, South American, Caribbean, Mediterranean, and American fusions.

K. Walker Collective: a high-street, lifestyle clothing company seeking to fulfill the fashion needs of young urban professionals by offering an eclectic range of street, comfort and refined garments.

Lily’s & Elise: a luxury tea lounge on the Avenue of Fashion whose primary focus is in the premium service of European-style afternoon and high tea with fresh pastries and small plates to accompany orders.

Little Liberia: an Afro fusion pop-up restaurant looking to find a permanent space to introduce Liberia’s rich multicultural cuisines to the people of Metro Detroit. They serve authentic Liberian dishes, a cuisine whose heritage is a mixture of African, Caribbean, and Antebellum-South African American influences.

Motor City House of Stone: a distributor of natural and engineered stone slabs in Southeast Michigan. Focused on providing character, stability, and grandeur back to the Detroit community, they carry a wide selection of Granite, Marble, Quartz, and other premium stone in their 10,000 square foot warehouse located in Detroit.

Pong Detroit: a table tennis social club where players of all skill levels and abilities can come together to get some exercise and play a fun, safe Olympic sport. In addition to providing a space for competitive ping pong matches, Pong Detroit engages Detroit youth programs, provides accessible play for adaptive wheelchair table tennis and offers programs for seniors.

You can vote for one (1) contestant in the Finalist Round. We offer two ways to vote in the Hatch Contest: 1) The Hatch Detroit Website (once per 24 hours) 2) Our Community Voting Booths (once per location) If you’re really gunning for one of our businesses, be sure to double up and get those votes in! If you run into any issues voting, take a look at our FAQ or contact us directly at

Can multiple users use the same device to vote?

Because we use a combination of IP address and cookies to track voters, multiple users cannot vote on the same device through our website.

I waited a whole day, but I keep getting a message that I have already voted. What’s going on?

You’re likely on a shared IP address with someone who has already voted (common in offices, shared buildings and sometimes households). Please try to vote from another device and make sure that your browser does not have an ad/cookie blocker installed.

How often can we vote?

You can vote once per 24 hours from the time you click the submit button.

Is the contest limited to local voters?

Voting is not limited to location.

When does each round of voting end?

Voting for the Semifinalist round ends Thursday, June 23 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. After the Finalists are announced on June 24, voting will continue until June 30.

Where can we vote in person?

Thursday, June 23: Grandmont Rosedale Farmers Market (19566 M-5 in Detroit) from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

How does the voting work at the in person voting booths?

It’s old school paper ballots! Come in, cast a vote and meet some of the contestants.


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440 Burroughs St.
Detroit, MI 48202


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