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Eater Detroit: Seven Food Business Named Semifinalists in Hatch Detroit’s 2018 Contest

We’re thrilled to be in the top 10 of Hatch Detroit! A huge thanks to Brenna Houck for sharing the story with Eater Detroit, you can find the full story on their site.

“Annual small business contest Comerica Hatch Detroit revealed its top 10 lineup of projects on Thursday. This year, the list includes seven food and beverage contestants including restaurants, bars, and bakeries alongside clothing retailers and a facial spa. The participants are vying for a $50,000 from Comerica Bank and $200,000 in free startup services to open brick-and-mortar businesses.

The competition has assisted in the development of some of Detroit’s most beloved new food and beverage projects over the past few years; Sister PieBatch Brewing CompanyLa FeriaRocco’s Italian Deli, and Baobab Fare were all Hatch alums. As of midnight the first round of public voting is open, giving community members a chance to weigh-in on who will advance to the finals.”

Our introduction:

Paradise Natural Foods is a vegan deli startup that’s been hosting pop-ups in Highland Park. The menus feature options like barbecue jerk burgers, spring rolls, and general tso cauliflower.”

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