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Popular Ann Arbor Deli Expansion Aided by Incentives

Who:

Zingerman’s Delicatessen, Ann Arbor, MI

Industry:

Restaurant

Area of Law:

Economic Incentives

Results:

$2.4 million in incentives (brownfield TIF, MBT credit and DDA grant)


Zingerman’s Deli, which has stood at the corner of Detroit and Kingsley streets since 1982, initiated a $6.7 million, 10,400 square foot expansion in 2011.The project included renovation of an adjacent historic building, improvements to an atrium and other upgrades. Zingerman sought LEED certification for a portion of the project. The deli remained open throughout construction and was completed in late 2013.

How We Helped

The complexity of the site and the historic nature of the building added considerable expense to the project, so it was important to find ways to control long-term and short-term costs as much as possible. We secured a $1.18 million Michigan Business Tax credit, $817,265 in brownfield Tax Increment Financing incentives and a $407,000 grant from the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority.

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