Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The New Lab in Model D!

Development News

June 19, 2007

Detroit Evolution Laboratory to begin serving organic food, teaching yoga and more on June 23

Detroit Evolution Laboratory will host an open house June 23 with free massages, yoga classes and samples of raw, vegan and vegetarian food. It is located at 1434 Gratiot on the second floor -- entry is in the rear.

Partners Gregg Newsom and Angela Kasmala conceive Detroit Evolution as "incubator for a series of businesses."

Yoga classes will be offered twice daily six days a week. A massage instructor and practitioner, Newsom will also offer on-site and traveling massage therapy.

Kasmala will teach cooking classes, beginning with a basic vegetarian course on June 30. Future classes will include raw foods, macrobiotic, glute- and wheat-free and a shopping tour of Eastern Market.

As for organic food, Detroit Evolution will prepare pre-ordered meals that will be dropped off at one Midtown and one downtown location daily. The menu will include a daily sandwich special, a create-your-own salad, one vegetarian entree and another that will be either vegan or raw. The two entrees will be featured for an entire week.

Orders must be placed by 10 a.m. and can be processed on-line. Food will be prepared in commercial kitchens in Eastern Market churches creating "another community aspect" according to Newsom.

In the fall, Detroit Evolution will begin delivering food with a vegetable oil-fueled van. They hope to open a dine-in space in the spring.

Detroit Evolution will also offer workshops on sustainable living, alternative energies and greening concepts. For this reason, they feel it is essential to be located in Eastern Market. "This is where people in Detroit connect to the land," Newsom says.

Sources: Gregg Newsom and Angela Kasmala, Detroit Evolution Laboratory
Writer: Kelli B. Kavanaugh

1 comment:

(0v0) said...


What an oasis. I wish you all the best with it.