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Our Story

For Detroit Through Coffee

The Gathering is a philanthropic coffee company seeking to craft both change and sustainability for not just our shop, but the local community and companies we partner with.   


​We believe in Detroit,  its people, and the power community has to rebuild it.

Our company and its story stems from the belief that together, we are capable of more than we ever could do alone.


We seek to use art and storytelling  as key components to what brings us all together.


It’s why we’ve chosen to locate ourselves in the North End, and it’s why we’ve chose to work together with Eightfold, beyond the normal landlord and tenant relationship.

With the backspace already being used for artists in the city to come together, it’s our vision for the building  and coffee shop to progress overtime into a staple creative community space.


We’re for you, and here to do life with you.


- The Gathering Coffee Co.

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The  Space

North End + The Eightfold Collective

The neighborhood of North End is home to an array of commercial businesses, industrial factories, and streets filled with history.  Located just a few miles North of Downtown in Milwaukee Junction, just outside the booming Midtown area, this neighborhood is on the cusp of Detroit’s regeneration.


Our one mile radius is home to 8,800 diverse individuals who collectively make up the beauty of this neighborhood.  If you drive around, you’ll find a beautifully preserved history, as well as a blossoming re-birth. The unique personality of the area is displayed in the architecture, the art you find amidst the crevasses, and the diversity well represented by the artists, commuters, workers and students who live here. Our mission is to create a space that tells the story of that diversity and becomes a second home for the people of this neighborhood.


Located within our building is a 3,000 film studio owned by the Eightfold Collective-  a video production company who produces commercials, music videos and short films for a range of local to national clients. In addition to their production arm, they manage and operate the studio in the back. This studio provides a cost effective resource for Detroit visual artists by providing the space for free or at cost.


They have also renovated a historic dark room, partnered and located within the back of our shop, that will be open for others to use and develop their own film at cost. The  Eightfold Collective views humanity as a gift and every story worth telling. With a passion for community, our partnership in both building and mission, strives to make an inviting space that provides the environment and resources to create and the fuel to make it happen.


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