For anyone unfamiliar with the Plum Market name, the store is the work of Matthew and Marc Jonna, third generation retailers. Their father created Merchant of Vino, a natural, organic and specialty food store. Following in the footsteps of their father’s business, the brothers decided to create their own grocery store concept, Plum Market. The company was founded on a simple philosophy: to create a grocery experience like no other, providing a wide variety of the very best in natural, organic, specialty and local products. This philosophy has served them well as they have just opened their fourth full service store in Michigan, with one in Chicago, and another smaller satellite location in the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
Plum Market DTW held its grand opening on October 30 and is quickly gaining popularity as a travel staple for locals and tourists alike. The market is located in the McNamara Terminal, and can be defined in three areas, the market, mixology bar and the Zingerman’s Coffee Bar. The market features a wide variety of locally sourced items such as Zingerman’s candies, Germack Nuts and Kelly’s Karamels. Moving through to the Mixology bar, this area has a modern look featuring domed glass lights and high-top seating with bartenders ready to serve guests with anything from a cocktail to a local brew. The coffee bar is stocked with Zingerman’s brand coffee and baked goods. The next time you find yourself in the airport be sure to stop by and pick up all your essentials.
The new location in Ann Arbor will be the second in the area, and is easily accessible to not only the North Campus Neighborhood but also to the surrounding Washtenaw County. The project was a 12.5 million dollar renovation of the existing Cleary University building. This location uses contemporary finishes and fixtures to create a unique shopping and dining experience. Some focal points include the Zingerman’s Coffee bar and the adjacent wine bar; this area is defined by the raw steel panels that run the length of the room, contrasted with the exposed Douglas Fir stud walls and reclaimed wood table tops in the seating area. The wine bar is of a similar design, illuminated by modern filament lightbulbs in a steel chandelier. Stay tuned for upcoming events at the new coffee and wine bar.