A couple of graduates from D:hive’s BUILD program are launching a food-delivery service in Detroit’s greater downtown area called
Tatiana Grant and Ericka Billingslea both graduated from D:hive’s BUILD program
with the idea of launching a food delivery service in Detroit. A mutual friend introduced them and decided to launch Flash Delivery together, covering most of the up-and-coming neighborhoods within the Grand Boulevard loop.
"Downtown specifically is becoming a typical downtown," Grant says. "There are businesses and services every other downtown in America has but we don’t. This is one of those services."
Flash Delivery and its team of two people, operating out of Lafayette Park for now, are offering to deliver food from local supermarkets and restaurants to patrons in the greater downtown area. Participating businesses include 24 Grille
, R.U.B BBQ PUB
and Sala Thai
, among others.
Grant and Billingslea hope to establish their business this year and are looking at expanding its farther out into the city and suburbs in 2015, such as the Grosse Pointes, Palmer Park-area neighborhoods and Ferndale/Royal Oak area.
"We're letting the growth be very organic," Grant says.
Source: Tatiana Grant, co-owner of Flash Delivery
Writer: Jon Zemke
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