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Brix Wine & Charcuterie and Always Brewing Detroit Score Motor City Match Grants

The program awarded $500,000 to small businesses

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Three food and beverage developments scored major grant money in the latest round of Motor City Match. Crain's reports that forthcoming West Village wine bar and retail shop, Brix Wine & Charcuterie, and beloved Grandmont-Rosedale cafe, Always Brewing Detroit, were among this week's recipients. Mack Avenue Community Church also received funds to develop a coffee bar and coin laundry establishment called The Commons. Here's a rundown of the projects:

  • The Commons: This community cafe development located at 7900 Mack Avenue received $80,000. The coffee bar will serve coffee, tea, and espresso drinks, as well as breakfast and lunch. In addition to a laundromat the shop will also offer WiFi.
  • Brix Wine & Charcuterie Boutique: Developed by Mikiah Westbrook, this West Village wine bar concept received $32,000 in match money to help with the opening. The shop is expected to debut later this spring on Kercheval.
  • Always Brewing Detroit: Already a brick-and-mortar business, Always Brewing Detroit plans to utilize its $45,000 match grant to expand. The cafe owner plans to buildout a kitchen, where she'll serve "healthy and locally sourced food."
Since launching last year, the Motor City Match program has been a huge boon to small businesses, providing funding for startups and expansions as well as connecting businesses with retail spaces.

Always Brewing Detroit

19180 Grand River Ave, , MI 48223 (313) 473-7167 Visit Website

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