Thursday, December 27, 2012

[Metromode] Destination Cinema

Jon Goldstein likes to call the Maple Theatre "a coffee shop with a movie theatre attached."

That's because when Goldstein bought the Maple Theatre from the Landmark Theatre Group and closed it for remodeling in July. Part of the $1.5 million renovation included opening a Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company café on the front of the building, the Bloomfield Hills-based coffee roaster that specializes in USDA-certified organic, micro-lot single-origin coffees.

The café is part of Goldstein's approach to make the Maple more than just a movie house. "The key is not to just have a movie theater but a community gathering place,"he says.

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