Detroit Evening Report: Avalon Bakery celebrates grand opening of new location
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After closing its flagship cafe in January, Avalon Bakery celebrated the opening of its newest location just a block away in Midtown Detroit.
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The coffee shop and bakery moved from Willis Street to a space inside Jolly Pumpkin brewery at 411 W. Canfield.
Jackie Victor, CEO and co-founder of Avalon International Breads, says the company decided to close its 25-year-old shop after the business took a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Let’s just say there was not a lot of collaboration with the landlord in terms of upgrades,” Victor tells WDET. “And it just was time to just figure out how to do more with less.”
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Victor says the new space allows them to exponentially expand from six seats to 90. Jolly Pumpkin co-founder Jon Carlson says the two entities haven’t yet determined how rent will be split between them.
Avalon on Canfield will be open with new coffee and food menus Monday-Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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