Culinary project The Macotta Club billed as recipe for success
It might feel as though the grand opening of the Macotta Club in early 2024 is a long way off, but Julie Reinhardt, director of downtown community development at Downtown Lansing Inc., knows it’s worth the wait.
“The Macotta Club will be a catalyst for creating a 24/7 downtown experience and a space for inclusive community connection,” she said. “Our goal is that 51% of program participants represent women or BIPOC-owned businesses to ensure a diverse business mix within downtown Lansing.”
Construction is underway where the Macotta Club will offer six restaurants and encompass 20,000 square feet. The space will also serve as an incubator for 16 startup culinary entrepreneurs to build their reputations for creating groundbreaking cuisine. If you enjoy a full-service bar and a variety of food truck options, the Macotta Club is also for you.
It is anticipated that the Macotta Club will be open morning through nighttime, weekdays and weekends, and will be a “food hall-style establishment” where patrons can mix and match menu offerings from multiple vendors. So, diners who wish to enjoy one vendor’s food as a main dish, can pair it with a dessert from another vendor.
The Macotta Club will be on the ground floor of the historic Knapp’s Centre at the corner of Washington Square and Washtenaw Street. More information on the venture can be found at macottaclub.com.