Plum Market, a food and beverage company based in Farmington Hills, will open a street concept store inside Bedrock’s Ally Detroit Center at 500 Woodward Ave. in summer 2019, the companies announced today.
The location will offer fast casual dining options, grab-and-go items, select groceries, and a full-service bar with an emphasis on locally sourced products. Plum Market will open a similar concept at the Pistons Performance Center in Detroit’s New Center in spring 2019. New locations also were recently opened at Oakland University and Northwestern University.
“We are beyond thrilled to open this location in downtown Detroit,” says Matt Jonna, co-founder and CEO of Plum Market. “We offer something that we feel is very special and want to share that with the Detroit community and visitors alike. Partnering with Bedrock makes this possible.”
The location will feature an on-site kitchen serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Grab-and-go options will include self-service hot foods, salads, soups, and sandwiches. The bar will offer wine, local beer, and craft cocktails, as well as a coffee bar brewing Zingerman’s coffee.
Packaged snacks and fresh-cut flowers also will be available for sale, as well as Zingerman’s baked goods and specialty candies. The Spirit Room, a rentable event space with outdoor seating overlooking the Spirit of Detroit also will be available.
“As more and more residential units come online, and downtown density reaches its highest point in decades, there is a growing demand for service-based amenities like the high-quality market concept Plum Market is bringing to Detroit’s Central Business District,” says Bill Emerson, CEO of Bedrock. “We are excited to watch another local brand make Detroit a key part of its growth strategy.”
Plum Market focuses on all-natural, organic, and local products at locations across southeast Michigan and Chicago. It also offers gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free, and vegan options. The Detroit location will feature mosaics and natural finishes.
Plum Market has partnered with Forgotten Harvest for local food redistribution in southeast Michigan. The two organizations will open two new Forgotten Harvest locations in downtown Detroit.
“We are looking forward to continuing and expanding our relationship with Plum Market. Forgotten Harvest is excited to be able to pick up and rescue surplus fresh, nutritious food from the additional location in downtown Detroit,” says Christopher Ivey, director of marketing and communications at Forgotten Harvest. “Partnerships like these are important so that we can continue in our mission of reducing hunger, reducing fresh nutritious food waste, and fighting food insecurity in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.”
Current Plum Market locations include five full-service grocery stores and 10 quick-service smaller format locations.