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Detroit Restaurants in Pure Michigan Ad, Batch's Feelgood Tap Expands, and More Intel

News bites from around town

Batch Brewing Company.
Batch Brewing Company.
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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

CHARITY WIRE — Batch Brewing Company's philanthropic Feelgood Tap is now a registered nonprofit. The company hopes to expand the program in partnership with other breweries, taprooms, and beer bars. The Feelgood Tap offers a different beer each month and a portion of the purchase price is donated to the brewery's charity of choice. [EaterWire]

NEWS — In February, Ann Arbor's culinary empire Zingerman's offered employees who worked for the company for two years or more the opportunity to purchase stock. Approximately 200 employees took the offer. Shares were sold for $1,000 apiece and the company offered financing for members who couldn't afford the big payout. [Forbes]

BEER HERE — Detroit-based Atwater Beer is aiming to expand to Grand Rapids. The company released renderings of the proposed brew pub to city planning commissioners. The venue would feature a 120-seat restaurant, with a 20-seat bar and 50-seat patio. Approximately 1,000-square-feet of the space would be used for brewing and distilling. [MLive]

ADVENTURES IN MARKETING — The Pure Michigan campaign released its latest ad on Sunday featuring Detroit. The spot includes clips of the Motor City's urban farms, Rose's Fine Foods, The Belt Alley, Selden Standard, Craft Work, Eastern Market, and more. [YouTube]

DEVELOPMENTS — The four-year renovation of downtown Rochester's Chapman House is nearly complete paving the way for a new French-influenced restaurant. The 115-seat eatery will feature a 45-seat patio and room for private parties. Chef Chris Cason, formerly sous chef at Roast, is developing the menu with a highly-seasonal focus. [DBiz]

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