“When I started saying in 2010 that I was going to open a business in the City of Detroit, you know you can imagine everyone said,“What! Are you crazy? What are you thinking?” and then as I continuously tell them how wonderful it is, my friends have all come around to understand that it’s very exciting down here in both Midtown and Downtown and it’s none of those scary things you heard about years and years ago.”
One of the more modern coffee shop offerings the City has to offer is Fourteen East. Part art gallery, part meeting space and wholly a coffee shop café located on Woodward in the Park Shelton across from the Detroit Institute of Arts, offers quality sourced coffee and café fare. This is the kind of place where work gets done in the motor city by day and culture is actualized by night. The day I visited I couldn’t help but overhear some city big wigs discussing future plans for the Woodward corridor in the corner.
Owner, Joanne Czerny, opened the space when her previous work as an Interior Designer was seriously affected by the recession of a few years ago. She decided it was time to move in her own direction and has found Midtown a very welcoming place to do business with a very close-knit community.