Hip Chicago Coffee Shop Plans To Open in –No, Not Midtown– Hazel Park –  Deadline Detroit


When I was on strike at the Detroit News in 1996, I was a substitute teacher at Hazel Park High School.


While, yes, some of the students were certainly hip, Hazel Park was not — not by a long shot.


Things are slowly changing there, and here’s the latest sign:


One of Chicago’s most respected coffee roasters is launching a new location outside the Windy City for the first time, and it is going to be in Hazel Park, the Detroit Free Press reports.


Mark Kurlyandchik of the Freep reports:


For its next location, Dark Matter Coffee has instead chosen the reviving stretch of John R between 9 Mile and 10 Mile in what might be called downtown Hazel Park.


The as-yet-unnamed coffeehouse will be located inside Joebar, which, in addition to being a bar with dip sandwiches, also houses a restaurant-within-a-restaurant called Frame. It will add a third element to its identity when the co-branded Dark Matter concept opens June 2.


— Allan Lengel

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