GreenSpace Café in Ferndale Announces Closure
(Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 19, 2020)
Ferndale, MI- GreenSpace Café, Downtown Ferndale’s upscale vegan restaurant announced Sunday evening that they would be closing at the end of the month.
The announcement shared by GreenSpace Cafe’s Facebook as well as by owner Joel Kahn read:
“Announcement: “After over 4 years of loving on the informed and healthy fine dining community we have cultivated, GreenSpace Café in Ferndale (not GreenSpace & Go) will close permanently 2/1/20.
“Issues with our landlord, leases, and finances have left no options. We love the GreenSpace community, the 10 Hour Magazine Best of Detroit Awards, WDIV Best Vegan Restaurant awards and others. We love the 400,000 plus meals we have served leading to 146,000 animal lives saved (if these were meat meals) plus the 160,000,000 million gallons of water, 4 million sq. feet of forest lands, and 3 million lbs. of CO2 we have saved over these years. The impact on the restaurant community in Detroit and nationally are meaningful to us.
“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.
“Thank you again for your love, kindness, patronage, and health advocacy. GreenSpace Café gift cards will be honored in the Ferndale location through the end of the month. See you at GreenSpace & Go and grab a 10-meal discount card while you are there.”
GreenSpace & Go is the Kahn Family’s other enterprise, focusing on quick healthy foods. There is some seating, but it is mainly for carry-out customers.  They’re located at 32867 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073.  Learn more at their website.