Dearborn-born Yemeni cafe chain Haraz Coffee House is planning a second Detroit location at 1611 Michigan Ave inside Perennial Corktown, a seven-story apartment development. The Corktown store is anticipated to open in early 2024.
Haraz Coffee is owned by Hamzah Nasser, a Yemeni immigrant who now lives in Dearborn. He opened the first Detroit Haraz location at 13810 Michigan Avenue in 2021. The chain has been growing exponentially since then and opened multiple new locations in Michigan, California, Illinois, Texas, and more.
The new Haraz Coffee will be managed by franchisee Riyadh Al-Harash, Nasser’s childhood friend who believes in the Haraz brand and loves the concept. The new location will also partner with Dearborn ice cream shop JJS Custard Co. to bring frozen treats to the menu.
Anticipated for early 2024, Haraz Coffee House is designed to become a neighborhood hang-out spot where people can prepare for the day or unwind after work. “We want to bring back that tradition of getting a cup of coffee, sitting down, and savoring it while working or relaxing,” said Nasser in a press release.
While Nesser was not able to share any interior rendering for the Corktown location, he provided images from his latest location, as seen in this article. Nesser told What Now Detroit that the Corktown store will “look a lot similar to this,” except there will be a conference room for those needing a temporary business space. According to the Haraz Coffee House website, the company is also planning on opening two more Michigan stores located in Ann Arbor and near Michigan State University, respectively.