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Detroit – vegan restaurant – coming soon!

Herbivores will soon have no reason to “Panic in Detroit” – http://youtube.com/watch?v=Sv-6VIr8CyY

Detroit Evolution Laboratory’s owners Gregg Newsom and Angela Kasmala are opening a new vegan restaurant.

Full story here – http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080513/BIZ/805130350/1010/BIZ01

Excerpt –

Detroit Evolution Laboratory on Gratiot across from Eastern Market is a clearinghouse of sorts for various types of health and wellness services. “The Lab,” as they lovingly refer to it, is the duo’s first business venture. So far, it has been a resounding success.

The vision that Newsom alludes to is a three-tiered project that would include a full-service vegan restaurant on the ground floor, a second-floor yoga studio with additional space to holding workshops, and living quarters for the couple, along with a “sustainable lifestyle showcase” on the third floor.

Newsom and Kasmala met with angel investors about their plans and recently obtained seed money to finance a move and expansion. They are interested in three buildings, all in the 4,000-square-foot range, in the Eastern Market area. Their plan is to select one before the month is over.

“We plan to open up our living area and essentially show and teach people how we live sustainably and how, by purchasing local products and participating in things like composting, they can, too.”

A desire for a healthy, no-frills lifestyle and a yearning to make a positive impact on the community is what inspired Newsom, 38, and Kasmala, 28, to create The Lab, which offers yoga, meditation and vegan cooking classes; massage and meditation services; catering; sustainability training; and workshops on recycling, composting and debt consumption.

Visit their site for more info – http://detroitevolution.com

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