Four year old Flint-based beer maker Tenacity Brewing is plotting a Detroit expansion. The brewery’s co-owner Jason Caya tells Crain’s that a coffee bar-taproom spinoff called Tenacity Craft is heading to a building at 8517 Second Ave. in the Virginia Park neighborhood just north of New Center.
The new 2,000-square-foot outpost will feature onsite coffee roasting and brewing. The bar will also have a menu of snacks including pastries and items like nachos and tacos. If Tenacity receives state licensing approvals, wine and cocktails will also be on the menu.
Tenacity Craft previously popped up last fall inside Will Leather Goods’ Cass Corridor cafe space. Work is expected to begin on the buildout for the permanent location soon.
This is just the latest business to set sites on the neighborhoods surrounding New Center. A bar called Garden Flora is expected to arrive soon in the Virginia Park neighborhood, while Detroit’s own Batch Brewing Company is opening a satellite taproom, events space, and sour beer “funk room” nearby in the North End.