City Bakery opens in Fisher Building Monday

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Famous for its hot chocolate, City Bakery will open Monday in the historic Fisher Building.

Announced in June, the Detroit location will be the first City Bakery outside of New York City and Japan. The brand started in the Big Apple in 1990 and is a combination of café, chocolate shop, bakery and catering company.

City Bakery founder Maury Rubin said in a press release that many of the ingredients used at the café will be grown in Michigan, including produce, cheese and organic flours and grains.

“We could not be more excited to call the Fisher Building home,” he said in the release. “To be such an amazing example of architectural and artistic creativity is a gift and in inspiration, as creativity is the very lifeblood of City Bakery.”

Starting Monday, City Bakery will be open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Besides the famous hot chocolate, the cafe serves breakfast, lunch and desserts, including pastries, salads and sandwiches.

City Bakery is brought to Detroit by locally based real estate developer the Platform.

“This is another major step in our work to bring life back to the Fisher Building and make it a gathering place in the center of the city for people from every corner of the city,” said executive chairman of the Platform Peter Cummings in the release. “The Fisher returning to its glory is the centerpiece to the rebirth of New Center and the rest of the city.”

It’s located on the ground floor of the Fisher Building, 3011 W. Grand Blvd. in Detroit’s New Center area.

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