Joel Kahn, a noted Metro Detroit cardiologist, and his son Daniel, are closing their vegan restaurant, GreenSpace Cafe on 9 Mile in downtown Ferndale after four years. The closing is slated for Feb. 1.
"Issues with our landlord, leases, and finances have left no options," says an announcement on Facebook. "The impact on the restaurant community in Detroit and nationally are meaningful to us."
The family will continue to run a limited-seating carryout restaurant, GreenSpace & Go, on Woodward near 14 Mile Road in Royal Oak. It opened in April 2018.
"We are deeply grateful to our amazing staff over these years, current and past, and our amazing customers. Alas, the healthy plant food market is still tiny even if vibrant and growing. The Kahn Family will remain public advocates for healthy whole-food plant eating.. We are committed to GreenSpace & Go, meal plans and meal prep, as vehicles to assist as many as possible to have healthy eating options."
Vegan and vegetarian restaurants have become increasingly popular in recent years.
We first saw this story in The Detroit News.