Detroit’s indoor workout options are about to get even better thanks to a new $4 million dollar multi-sport complex headed to Midtown. As Curbed reports, the new indoor athletics hub is headed to the Tolan Playfield near I-75, Mack Avenue, and Spain Elementary School. The main facility will feature a trifecta of nested fields including a permanent indoor velodrome cycling track (one of only two in the U.S.); running, walking, and in-line skating lanes; and an infield with a coffee shop smack dab in the middle of all of the action.
While details regarding the cafe are sparing in the release, renderings of the dome complex show a coffee shop surrounded by high-top tables and seating for spectators and cyclists to take in all the spinning on the track. Eater has reached out to representatives from the non-profit developer Detroit Fitness Foundation for more information on the layout and potential offerings at the cafe. Construction on the complex is expected to wrap by the end of 2017.
This isn’t the first time, food, drink, and bicycles have collided in Detroit development. Live Cycle Delight, the 2015 winners of Hatch Detroit, will open an indoor cycling center in West Village this winter that will also feature a juice bar component. Also headed to Detroit this year, Woodbridge Bikes & Coffee will offer cyclists a one-stop shop for caffeine and bike repairs.
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