Four restaurants and a coworking space in the former Lucky’s Market in Ann Arbor

ANN ARBOR, MI — A business bringing a 15-minute neighborhood concept to the former Lucky’s Market space is set to open in the coming weeks.

Location, 1919 S. Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor, is the sister location of Prentice4M, a coworking and cohousing space across the street. The roughly 30,000-square-foot location, slated to open Friday, August 26, offers five menus, a shared coworking space, a bar, cafe, market, and private offices for rent. Venue also has ridesharing vehicles and has partnered with May Mobility, an autonomous vehicle ridesharing system, as a drop-off and pickup location for its A2GO service.

The space previously owned Lucky’s Market, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January 2020 and closed the following month. The place opened in 2015.

Read more: Ann Arbor Lucky’s Market will permanently close at 6 p.m.

The venue, previously announced as 4M City Club, will host four restaurant menus and a cocktail menu, with options ranging from pizza and pasta to French provincial cuisine.

Thad Gillies, who owned and operated the Ann Arbor Chow and Logan restaurants, will serve as the space’s culinary director.

“I just tell people – even if it’s not here – it’s a Michelin star level of attention to detail, that’s what we want,” Gillies said. “And that’s what we’re going to do.”

Dishes include a porchetta sandwich for $18, a Caesar salad for $15, Kafka zucchini for $28, and a Neapolitan pizza for between $18 and $20.

Although the kitchen will essentially operate as four restaurants, customers will be able to use a mobile app to order from any menu line. The app, which will be available by Tuesday, August 23, will guarantee simultaneous food delivery and can also be used to book stays, vehicles and coworking spaces at either Prentice4M location.

Margaret Poscher, CEO of Prentice4M, said the mobile app, which will work in tandem with a QR code on each table, will add to the customer experience.

“I think people are expecting that now,” Poscher said. “…They want that kind of self-service.”

Self-service is also available for Venue’s coworking space, located near the food court. A day pass for the space costs $35, though Venue also has nine private offices for rent between $650 and $850 per month.

Customers can also rent a “dedicated” office for $400, which gives them 24-hour access to permanent space in a more private coworking area. The venue also houses a podcast studio, phone booths and conference rooms.

Other facilities include a bar, cafe, and small grocery store with goods like fresh flowers, liquor, and prepackaged meals. Venue plans to have high-quality versions of staples like butter and eggs.

“That’s not what you can get at Busch,” Poscher said. “We have Busch’s for that.”

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The combination of the marketplace, restaurant and coworking space, along with Venue’s sister location, will help create a 15-minute neighborhood, Poscher said.

Ann Arbor city officials have pushed for “20-minute neighborhoods” — where all basic necessities are within a 20-minute walk — proposing a plan in early 2021 to increase the number to Ann Arbor by 2030. The plan calls for updated zoning codes that allow for more mixed uses in areas and encourage additional housing in areas with access to basic needs.

“I think the neighborhood is going to love this space,” Poscher said.

Although Venue will open its food court on Friday, August 26, the coworking space will open on Thursday, September 1, with the market following later that same month.

The site will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The market and cafe will be open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Find Prentice4M online or on social networks.

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