ANN ARBOR – More than a year after Lucky’s Market closed its doors, residents finally have the answer to the question everyone’s been asking: What will replace the neighborhood market?
Prentice4M announced on Wednesday that it will be developing the space into 4M City Club, a community hub that will feature coworking and event space, a market, restaurant and bar and lounge area.
4M City Club is set to open during the second quarter of 2022 and is located steps from the developer’s newly-launched 4M co-living and coworking campus.
The concept is to create a 15-minute neighborhood in which residents can meet their needs within a quick walk, bike or shuttle ride from home.
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Prentice4M has nearly a decade of experience developing lifestyle assets in Ann Arbor, with an emphasis on style, cost, space and convenience.
“We are proud to continue our investment in this amazing neighborhood with the launch of 4M City Club,” CEO and co-founder of Prentice4M, Margaret Poscher, said in a statement. “This was a natural next step for us as we add to this 15-minute ecosystem.”
Prentice4M is also a contributing partner in the upcoming May Mobility autonomous shuttle service pilot launching this fall. The club’s location is on the shuttle service’s route and will connect the south side location to other areas in town.
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Award-winning architecture and design firm Synecdoche Design Studio will lead the effort to reimagine the community hub’s space.
“We’re excited to be a part of this project as it really allows us to lean into the concept of adaptive reuse,” CEO and Principal of Synecdoche Design Studio, Lisa Sauve, said in a statement. “Our goal is to reinvent the existing space and create a unique and flexible environment that builds on Lucky’s legacy as a community hub connecting the neighborhoods and corridors that surround it.”
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4M City Club will feature more than 25,000 square feet of coworking space and both indoor and outdoor flex spaces designed for community members to gather.
According to a press release, additional features of the development include:
- Commissary at 4M City Club – a commercial kitchen with five regional chefs preparing food for take-out (pick up or delivery) and available for coworking guests and members on site.
- Lucky’s BAR at 4M City Club – with a nod to the history of the space, Lucky’s will be a full-service bar, serving craft cocktails, beer and wine; an early morning barista service is planned.
- The Market at 4M City Club – offering grab and go prepared foods and other delights as well as retail sales of beer and wine.
“This space has always been an important part of the neighborhood,” Poscher said in a statement. “We’re looking forward to building on its legacy as we reimagine this community hub.”