The second round of Motor City Match grants were awarded Monday, providing local small business startups with an extra boost of funding. Two cafes and a slider restaurant received grants. Likewise, several restaurant-related real estate development projects earned funding.
- Woodbridge Bikes and Coffee: This lifestyle retail boutique and café will specialize in bicycle commuters. The concept was developed by Build Institute graduates Jonathon Colo and Benjamin Keho. According to the company's social media, renovations of a space on Trumbull Street are already underway.
- Detroit Sip: Launched by a Food Lab member, Detroit Sip aims to develop "a community gathering space selling Detroit-produced coffee, tea, doughnuts, pastries and other hometown products."
- Slyde Restaurant: This gourmet slider restaurant is slated to take up residence in a portion of the Hunter's Supper Club building on the Avenue of Fashion. The owners were awarded $45,000 for restaurant equipment. The building's developer, I'm Here LLC, also received a $100,000 grant to complete renovations of the Supper Club.
- Resurgent Cineribus LLC: Resurgent received funding to complete the redevelopment of 8044 Kercheval Avenue in West Village. That property is slated to house forthcoming restaurant Geiger Eat Shop, a project by Café Muse owner Greg Reyner.
Eater has has reached out to these projects for more details. Stay tuned. In the meantime, visit Curbed Detroit to find the full list of grant winners.