Mallak Beydoun knows her coffee and she is no stranger to the coffee business. That explains why her slogan for
Coffee Shop is "Coffee Snobs Welcome."
Beydoun is the owner of Chez Zara, "Chez" meaning "place of" and "Zara" is the name of her 14 year-old niece.
Chez Zara has a small kiosk in the Chase Tower, but the flagship location is prepping for its opening this summer in the Madison Building.
"This will be the first time we actually got to express what we wanted in a coffee shop and this is the first time I’ve been involved in the whole design process," Beydoun said.
The shop will have an urban mixed Parisian look and will feature a certain world coffee every single day, creating an authentic experience. Guests can enjoy one on one interaction with the barista, and small snacks like pastries from Avalon and macaroons to complement the coffee.
Beydoun is excited to utilize this space and partner up with other local nearby businesses such as the Detroit Opera House
to offer special Chez Zara promotions.
"We want to make this a Detroit landmark, just like Garrrett’s popcorn is a landmark in Chicago," she said.
Chez Zara is expected to open in the Madison Building in late July or early August.
Source: Mallak Beydoun
Writer: Leah Johnson