Editor’s Note: Exterior renderings of ‘The Z,’ as well as Rock Ventures’ Detroit engagement timeline, are available here.
May 15, 2014 (DETROIT) –Bedrock Real Estate Services today announced three new tenants that will create fitness, clothing and dining experiences on the Library Street side of ‘The Z’ in downtown Detroit. The tenants will join Punch Bowl Social, which was announced in April as the development’s anchor tenant on the Broadway Street side of ‘The Z.’
‘The Z,’ Bedrock’s first ground-up development, opened in January 2014, with 34,000 square feet of street-level retail, state-of-the-art parking technology and murals painted by 27 international artists, creating a one-of-a-kind experience for all visitors.
“Downtown Detroit is quickly becoming the hotspot for destination retail and the exciting new tenants that will soon open up shop in ‘The Z,’ is evidence of the ‘opportunity’ that is Detroit,” said Dan Mullen, Vice President of Leasing and Development for Bedrock Real Estate Services. “A distinct retail mix is helping put downtown Detroit back on the map and we’re proud to fill ‘The Z’ with great experiences that Detroiters will enjoy for years to come.”
The three unique tenants that Bedrock has recruited to join Punch Bowl Social as destinations in ‘The Z’ include:
- NoJo Kicks (1,400 square feet): An out-of-the-box premium retailer of luxury and rare collectible sneakers, tailored jeans and custom hats. NoJo Kicks doesn’t do normal, ordinary or typical, offering a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. The retailer will initially open at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 23 and be open through the Ford Fireworks, offering premium shoe styles at retail prices. NoJo Kicks will officially open 7-days-a-week beginning in July. For more information visit www.nojokicks.com.
- 7 Greens (1,500 square feet): A new farm to fork destination owned by long-time Detroit chef and caterer Kelly Schaefer, which offers make-your-own salads with her homemade sauces, soups, granola and sweets. Focused on fresh, fast, healthful gourmet eating, 7 Greens will be open for lunch and dinner Monday – Saturday beginning in August. For more information visit www.7greens.com.
- Citizen Yoga (2,300 square feet): Citizen Yoga offers classes that range from Vinyasa to Basics with an emphasis on alignment. Founder Kacee Must opened the first studio in Royal Oak in August 2013. Bryan Lively, VP of Retail at Moosejaw, who has consulted Kacee the last two years, will be joining her to open their Detroit location this fall. Citizen Yoga is a company dedicated to high quality teaching, as well as, hosting and participating in events that help facilitate an inclusive community in Metro Detroit. Citizen Yoga will offer great retail featuring a “Citizen of Detroit” private label clothing line. The studio will be offering classes 7-days-a-week. For more information: www.citizenyogastudio.com.
The addition of these retailers leaves only 8,000 square feet of available retail space in ‘The Z.” Tenants for the remaining retail space will be announced in the coming months.
Since its founding in 2011, Bedrock has recruited more than 100 tenants to downtown Detroit’s Central Business District into both office and retail spaces. In addition, Bedrock and its affiliates have invested over $1.3 billion in downtown Detroit real estate, and now own, control or manage more than 50 properties totaling more than eight million square feet. A full listing of recruited tenants and Rock Ventures’ Detroit engagement timeline is available here.
About Bedrock Real Estate Services
Detroit-based Bedrock Real Estate Services is a full-service real estate firm specializing in purchasing, leasing, financing, developing and managing commercial space. For more information, visit www.bedrockmgt.com.
About Opportunity Detroit
Opportunity Detroit is both a mission and a brand that promotes downtown Detroit as a great place to live, work and play. The campaign launched as a partnership between several downtown Detroit businesses, the Detroit Regional Chamber, and dozens of civic and philanthropic organizations in the city. Opportunity Detroit continues to evolve by telling Detroit’s story as an emerging high-tech hub, and the city’s ongoing transformation from its muscle economy of the past to the brain economy of the present and future. For more information visit www.opportunitydetroit.com.