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Plum Market, Zingerman's headed to Pistons' practice facility in Detroit

The new Detroit Pistons performance center will house a familiar name.

The Pistons and Michigan-based grocer Plum Market announced in a press release Wednesday morning that the grocery chain will open a cafe and retail store in the Henry Ford-Detroit Pistons Performance Center under construction in the New Center area of Detroit, a short distance from Little Caesars Arena.

The facility, which will also serve as a training center and corporate headquarters for the Pistons, is scheduled to open June 2019.

Plum Market also becomes the food service provider for the Pistons.

Plum Market is a privately owned company operating six full-service grocery stores and 10 food service operations in southeast Michigan and Chicago.

Ann-Arbor-based Zingerman’s will provide products and brewed coffee inside the Plum Market location.

“We are proud to partner with Plum Market and Zingerman’s on their first ventures in the city of Detroit,” Pistons owner Tom Gores said in a news release. “They are both Michigan-based companies that share our desire to contribute to the continued revitalization of our city. This partnership will be great for our team, our employees and for the community, making New Center even more attractive to additional investment.”

Talks continue for other potential retail partners at the facility.

Similar to the concept in the McNamara terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, the Midtown spot will feature a coffee shop, takeout options and casual dining space.

The Plum Market location will be a 5,000-square-foot space with indoor and outdoor seating.

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