Great Lakes Coffee eyes vacant Detroit firehouse for tasting room, mixed-use development

The former Detroit Fire Departments Ladder No. 4/Engine No. 10 has been vacant since 2012.
The former Detroit Fire Departments Ladder No. 4/Engine No. 10 has been vacant since 2012.

Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co. is talking with city officials about purchasing and redeveloping a vacant, historic firehouse in southwest Detroit for its third location in the city.

The firehouse, at 3396 Vinewood St., is located just off Michigan Avenue in the Core City neighborhood, nearly a mile west of the rapidly revitalizing commercial district in Corktown. The project is at the center of the city’s effort to rezone 39 lots as mixed use in an effort to draw more economic development to the neighborhood.

Great Lakes Coffee Roasting is proposing a mixed-use space that would combine offices and residences on the second floor with coffee roasting, a commercial kitchen, bar and tasting room on the lower level.

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