Cookie maker acquires commissary kitchen to fuel expansion
Ferndale-based baking operation Detroit Cookie Co. is preparing for a big expansion. Lauren and Tony Sevy, owners of the two-year-old bakery and cafe, acquired a 4,000-square-foot commissary kitchen at 22050 Woodward Avenue last week. The couple plans to use the new space to expand Detroit Cookie Co.’s catering business, host baking classes, and open a cookie truck. The bakery is also eyeing an expansion with the goal of opening two to three new locations within the next two years in Troy, Canton, and Detroit.
There’s a new spot for rooftop drinks in Corktown
The rush to conquer Detroit’s rooftops in 2019 continues with the debut of UFO Factory’s terrace. The Corktown bar and music venue made the best of its surroundings, sandwiched between a new development, by painting sky blue cloud murals above the roof and adding additional seating. The so-called Cloud Deck officially opened on Saturday, October 5.
New development could bring new restaurant and market to Ferndale
A block on the east side of Ferndale surrounding Voyager could gain a new restaurant with a rooftop patio as well as a market, according to Crain’s. The plans for the project called Vester Square are still awaiting city approvals. Developers hope to start the work by spring 2020.
Detroit chef pitches in with hurricane relief effort in the Bahamas
Coop chef Maxcel Hardy is heading to the Bahamas this week to cook for the I am Hope Foundation, an organization that’s supporting hurricane relief efforts in the Bahamas. Hardy has family living in the Bahamas and their homes were destroyed during the storm. Hardy along with chefs from Washington, D.C. and Miami will prepare meals for people living in shelters in Abaco, Freeport, and Nassau, per a release.