L.S. Brinker has worked closely with The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN), Develop Detroit and architect SDG Associates on the development of the Detroit Food Commons, a full-service grocery store that is open to the public and cooperatively owned by its members.
The new construction will be a 2-story, approximately 33,000 sq. ft. building located at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Euclid. The first floor will consist of approximately 15,000 sq.ft. grocery co-op with healthy and locally sourced food, plus a 50-seat café. The second floor is slated for a 3,800 sq.ft. kitchen with space for four local food enterprises, and a 3,900 sq.ft. event and banquet space. The additional space will be office space for the food security network and a common area space.
The Food co-op will provide local residents as well as college and professional patrons with locally sourced, highly quality and healthy foods in an equitable and sustainable manner, and is intended to initiate a movement toward further development in the growing Central Woodward/North end neighborhoods of Detroit.