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Metro Detroit startup FEAST will help local food companies grow

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Posted at 8:00 AM, Oct 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-19 08:00:12-04

A new startup company coming to metro Detroit will help food business entrepreneurs boost production and grow in the area.

FEAST Detroit, which stands for Food Entrepreneur Accelerator and Start Up Terminal was developed by the Eastern Market Corp. to help manufacturing companies grow.

The building, donated by Garden Fresh Founder Jack Aronson to Eastern Market, is on Michigan Ave. in Inkster. It's a 14,500-square-foot facility and features commercial kitchens and a food processing center.

FEAST is co-owned by three metro Detroit food companies, Marcia Nodel and Michal Nodel of Marcia's Munchies, Scott and Suzi Owens from Soctty O'Hotty and Amit Makhecha of M&R Ventures.

The company will create six full-time positions and provide small and mid-sized food companies in metro Detroit with co-packing services, as well as recipe development, cooperative buying and private labeling production.

"We're proud to carry on Detroit's lengthy and legendary manufacturing history in this new venture," Scott Owens said in a release.