It’s the final countdown: Hatch Detroit announced their 2016 Top 4 candidates.
You voted for your Top 10 favorites, now it’s up to you to keep the race going. Now until August 26 at noon, you have the chance to vote for your favorite business as the winner of the 2016 Hatch Detroit Contest.
Remember that Hatch functions on a concept called “Crowd Entrepreneurship” where residents (that means you!) have a role in voting for the retail they want and where they want it in the community.
Whether you’ve been a die-hard advocate from the start or you’re just coming in today, we have all the information you need to cast your vote. Keep reading for an inside scoop on the 2016 Hatch Top 4 candidates.
The Final Countdown
At Bird Bee, West Coast meets the Midwest with unique selections of bohemian, vintage and contemporary-style clothing and accessories, providing a hip and modern aesthetic that will create a specialty shopping experience in the city.
If you’re digging the Bird Bee vibe, vote for them online.
Handcrafted and manufactured in Detroit, Corbé Company produces handmade ceramic and porcelain wares for the modern home and table. Their mid-century and traditional style is perfect for any home décor.
If you’d like to see Corbé succeed in the contest, vote for them online.
Coriander Kitchen and Farm
At Coriander Kitchen and Farm, they believe in healthy food and community stability through local sourcing of ingredients from local farms, creating unique recipes that reflect the flavors of the city.
If you love healthy food with a delicious and unique taste, vote for Coriander Kitchen and Farm today.
Meta Physica Message
Meta Physica Message believes in self-care as a necessity to a happy, healthy city. By providing affordable access to a local “oasis” within the city, MPM believes that a wellness center will invest in the health of the community.
If you’re looking for an oasis to relax and rejuvenate, vote for Meta Physica.
Cast Your Vote
The contest has narrowed down these Top 4 businesses from hundreds of applicants.
While only one contestant will win the $50,000 grant for their brick and mortar retail storefront, the Top 10 will forever hold a place as “Hatch Alum,” with opportunities to gain visibility and popularity for their businesses.
Collectively, Hatch Alums has invested over $2.5 million in Detroit and Hamtramck, according to the Hatch website. They provide employment opportunities and community unity to their surrounding areas, and as a result, nine Hatch Alums have opened for business since the launch in 2011.
In other words, everyone who competed in the contest so far is a winner. They took a leap of faith and in turn received education on their business plans, networking with resources and people that will grow and solidify their businesses, along with publicity and technical support from the Hatch Contest.
So find a business that you can get behind and vote today, knowing that the winner will not only provide a hot-new retail spot, but job opportunities, increased revenue, and community outreach for the cities of Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park.