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Detroit restaurants get national press, but opening one not without its challenges

  • January 7, 2016
  • by Zana Tomich

An article published this week by Mark Guarino of the Washington Post highlights the rapidly developing food scene in Detroit. Guarino says the city is “in the midst of a culinary transformation” on the way to “becoming a food mecca.” Those aren’t words to be […]

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Detroit Food Truck Ordinance in the Works

  • August 17, 2015
  • by Admin

Local food entrepreneurs, take note: the Detroit City Council is working on a new city-wide ordinance that will provide a clear legal framework for food trucks looking to operate in the city. The ordinance will clarify the permitting process, define where food trucks can park, […]

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Michigan’s Cottage Food Law: What Food Entrepreneurs Need to Know

  • April 27, 2015
  • by Admin

Do you have a great food business idea but want to test the waters before fully committing to the business? The Michigan Cottage Food Law could be a great opportunity for you to test the market, perfect your idea, and gain some business experience without […]

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Top 6 Legal Considerations for Opening and Running a Restaurant

  • March 31, 2015
  • by Zana Tomich

With the independent food industry rapidly developing in Detroit, we thought we would touch on some legal considerations that restaurant and food industry clients should be aware of as they tap in to the metro Detroit market. 1.  Get Organizational Documents in Order. Choose a […]

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