Flying Moose

Flying Moose
About: New cafe in public library featuring healthy, locally-sourced foods
Location: Marquette, Michigan
Investment: $68,128 Loan
Partners: Northern Initiatives

Creation of 500 square foot healthy food cafe and two new part time jobs in the community.

Founded in 2014, Flying Moose is a modern general store in downtown Marquette, Michigan that features locally sourced, organic food plus other products targeting active, health conscious consumers in this upper peninsula community. The business’s success caught the attention of the town’s public library, who approached Flying Moose owners with the opportunity to open a café in the basement of its downtown Library. The healthy food outpost opened in August 2016 selling prepared foods made from locally sourced produce, products, and meats. Michigan Good Food Fund awarded a loan through Northern Initiative. This provided store owners with working capital to assist with the expansion and purchase inventory and small equipment. This second location has created two new part-time jobs in the community.

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