Hatch Detroit: Paradise Natural Foods is in the Top 4!

We’re thrilled to announce that Paradise Natural Foods is one of the 4 Finalists in the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest, presented by Bedrock. It’s a privilege to be a part of this contest and join other businesses committed to Detroit and its neighborhoods.

  • Paradise Natural Foods is a vegan deli that works to create a community of wellness while bringing people from all walks of life together in their journey toward healthier eating.
  • Neighborhood Grocery is bringing fresh food back to the neighborhoods with small footprint, full line grocery stores in Detroit, targeting underserved neighborhoods that lack access to fresh foods.
  • Slyde’s mantra is simple, gourmet, local. The neighborhood eatery will specialize in seasonal sliders, salads, soups and po’ boys.
  • Toma Detroit will serve fresh, locally sourced simple yet sophisticated cocktails and foods from Latin America. Their tasting room will focus on Tequila and Mezcal and will educate guests about regional distillation methods and styles of Agave.

We hope you all consider voting for Paradise Natural Foods because we look forward to building this dream with you, our community.

Here’s how you can vote EVERY DAY until August 24, 2018, at 11:59 PM:

🗳 Facebook: https://poll.app.do/hatch-detroit-2018-final-4
🗳 Website: http://hatchdetroit.com/vote/

Hatch Detroit - Paradise Natural Foods - Top 4 Group Picture

Hatch Detroit: Vote for Paradise Natural Foods!

We’re SO thrilled to be selected as a contestant in the Comerica Bank Hatch Detroit Contest presented by Bedrock! We need your help to get to the top 4. Please, vote every day to help us reach our goal and get that much closer to winning $50K to help us open a vegan deli on Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion. We offer Caribbean flavor with a global appeal, and we can’t wait to serve you!

Voting for Hatch Detroit is now open until August 16! There are three ways to vote in the Hatch Contest:

  1. www.hatchdetroit.com/vote (once a day)
  2. Hatch Detroit’s Facebook (once a day)
  3. Community Voting Booths (once per location)

Campus Martius Park — Monday, August 13: 11 am – 2 pm
Eastern Market Corporation — Tuesday, August 14: 11 am – 2 pm
La Feria Detroit — Wednesday, August 15: 3 pm – 6 pm
Grandmont Rosedale Farmers’ Market — Thursday, August 16: 4 pm – 8 pm

Crain’s Detroit Business: Facial spa, pastry shop, grocery among 10 semifinalists to vie for $50,000 in Hatch Detroit contest

We’re thrilled to be in the top 10 of Hatch Detroit! Thanks to Kurt Nagl for sharing the story with Crain’s Detroit Business, you can find the full story on their site.

“A demonstration kitchen, art and cocktail venue, luxury clothing retailer and grocery store catering to underserved neighborhoods are among 10 businesses that will face off in the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest.

Semifinalists for the program announced late Thursday afternoon are competing for $50,000 from Dallas-based Comerica Bank and more than $200,000 in pro bono support from nonprofit Hatch Detroit, according to a news release.

The program, founded in 2011, is produced by the nonprofit in partnership with Comerica and presenting sponsor Bedrock LLC. Since its inception, six winners have been crowned and 33 participants — so-called Hatch alumni — have opened storefronts, according to the program’s website. Among them are Sister Pie, Batch Brewing Co., Detroit Vegan Soul, and Baobab Fare, which won last year’s competition.

The program is open to startup restaurateurs and retailers looking to open in Detroit, Hamtramck or Highland Park. More information and applications for future contests can be found at hatchdetroit.com.

The 10 semifinalists will be pared down to four finalists through a public vote. Anyone can vote for “no more than four contestants up to three times per day” on Hatch Detroit’s website, its Facebook page or select locations in the city. Voting opens Friday and closes midnight Thursday.

The four finalists are to be announced Aug. 17. They will pitch their business plans to a panel of judges and audience Aug. 30, when judges and public voting will determine the winner.”