There is a new spot opening on Detroit’s Westside for budding culinary entrepreneurs to find their groove and it goes by the name “The D Loft”.

The D Loft Commercial Kitchen founder Brandi C Shelton
The D Loft Commercial Kitchen founder Brandi C Shelton

The D Loft Commercial Kitchen, which is one of the first ghost kitchens to open in the state, gives aspiring food entrepreneurs a place to test an idea or call home at an affordable rate. The facility offers 24-7 availability for food professionals. 

What’s a Ghost Kitchen?

Ghost kitchens are a trend that’s gaining popularity in urban areas. They provide a place for food entrepreneurs to test their ideas and get feedback on them from other chefs and food industry professionals. The D Loft Commercial Kitchen is one of the first ghost kitchens to open in Michigan, joining others around the country including Baltimore, New York City and Los Angeles.

The D Loft Commercial Kitchen and Cafe, offers a significant advantage in the competitive food world. Members are surrounded by some of the best food producers, chefs, bakers, tastemakers, and innovators alike.


The location offers a team of professionals as day-one to support in a space designed specifically to help entrepreneurs make their products, the way they intended.

The demand for commercial kitchen space (and ghost kitchens) has increased since the onset of the pandemic, and D Loft Commercial Kitchen is committed to accommodating those who want to pursue their passion for food. The facility offers daily, weekly, monthly or annual memberships that also include small business support services.

“We are excited to offer this space immersed in the heart of the community,” said Brandi C. Shelton, D Loft CEO and Co-Founder. “The D Loft Commercial Kitchen caters to food entrepreneurs regardless of whether they are starting up or expanding. Our space is for anyone with the desire to prepare food that inspires, which is our motto.” 

Food-based entrepreneurs, culinary enthusiasts, foodies and friends are invited to celebrate the grand opening of the D-Loft Commercial Kitchen, located at 20449 Schaefer Hwy in Detroit. The celebration, scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2023, will showcase the 1500-square-foot facility, as well as local food vendors and food trucks. 

The D Loft will be instrumental to the growth of Detroit’s food scene. In addition to providing a space for commercial kitchen use, the D-Loft will offer educational programming, workshops and events. It will also serve as a hub for food makers in Southeast Michigan.

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