Cass Corridor's Avalon International Breads is headed to downtown Detroit, the company announced today during its giant stollen wreath unveiling. The bakery's new venture, Hearth and Soul Café, will take up residence in a Dan Gilbert-owned property at the corner of Woodward and State, according to The Detroit News.
The 2,900-square-foot venue will offer Avalon breads and pastries, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner. Crain's reports that chef Maggie Long, formerly of Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery, will be developing the menu. She plans to include a host of vegan items such as salads and soups among the offerings. The organic bake shop teased the concept earlier this year, offering its newly developed "Hearth and Soul" coffee blend in partnership with Great Lakes Coffee during a free cappuccino and espresso promotion. The café is expected to open this summer. A renovation of the Willis location will follow in late 2016 or early 2017.
This is the second major announcement for Bedrock this week. On Tuesday, the real estate company confirmed that actor Mark Wahlberg's chain Wahlburgers is coming to Greektown next year.