A new multifunctional Black-owned business established by two friends is set to open in Detroit at the end of July that’s sure to offer a unique concept to the community.

Detroit native TeQuion Brookins and Nina Love, a New York transplant residing in “Motor City,” partnered to build a Black-women-owned and operated brunch eatery and public events venue named Motor City Mimosa, according to Metro Times. The two-in-one location will be located in the Eastern Market and is set to open on July 29. The business idea was motivated by the duo’s goal to create an “elevated community center” for Detroiters.


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“The vision is for it to be a destination where culture, cuisine, and community come together,” Love told Metro Times. “Our vision is to create a space that elevates the meeting experience in Detroit.”

She added, “Our community deserves luxury. We want to provide our leaders working to improve our neighborhoods with elevated, upscale experiences that are Black-owned and -led. We want to create that and we know that it’s possible because we already do this all the time at our own events.”

After the co-founders met at an event hosted by Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance that Love catered, Brookins was excited that she found an official catering business for her event production company.

“I was that reliable food and beverage provider for her,” Love said. “So, between my clients needing spaces to meet and create and collaborate and her clients needing spaces to meet and collaborate, we were like, why not just create a space that reflects what we’re doing?”

The pair decided to merge their talents to not only give their clients what they want but also provide a restaurant and cultural safe space where the array of organizations in the area can enjoy fellowship.

“We wanted to create a unique space that allows our clients and our partners and our colleagues in the nonprofit and in the for-profit business space here in the city of Detroit to have a place to call home,” Love said.

Following Motor City Mimosa’s grand opening, there will be a variety of events available to the public like educational sessions and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs, live music and poetry showcases and festive holiday affairs. Patrons will also have the option to gain VIP status through the company’s membership program, which will extend a special invite to “additional programming, high-tech meeting rooms, a banquet facility, bottomless mimosas, and more,” per Metro Times.

“It’s a cultural hub, which is what we want to be. We want to be a destination when people come to the city of Detroit and for people that already are here,” Love said. “It’s in alignment in a number of ways, easily accessible, it’s beautiful, it’s historic.”

For the restaurant branch of the brick-and-mortar, foodies won’t have options as brunch and lunch items will be on the menu along with specialty mimosas that will use local ingredients, botanicals, oils and herbs. In addition, champagne-infused pastries and desserts like rosé-glazed doughnuts and Prosecco cake will be available.

Part of the establishment’s proceeds will be donated every month to charities throughout the city.

“We understand the needs of the amazing Detroit based nonprofits that are doing the work here in the city to support the community,” Love said. “I think that’s one of the most important things to understand is that when you support Motor City Mimosa, you are actually giving back directly to the city of Detroit and what leaders of the city of Detroit in the business world are doing.”