On McNichols at the border of the Bagley and Fitzgerald neighborhoods is a new entrant to Detroit’s coffee game, Detroit Sip.

It joins an area that’s quickly gaining new spots for java. For instance, earlier this week we first reported a Biggby coming less than a mile away on Livernois. Narrow Way Cafe opened earlier this year, as well.

The Detroit Sip shop is owned by Jevona Watson, a Bagley resident, who is also an attorney and a mom.

The shop has opened sporadically over the last year or so as a space for University of Detroit Mercy and Marygrove students and staff as well as community members and organizations. Both educational institutions are less than a mile away down McNichols (which is also known as Six Mile).

The grand opening celebration was on Saturday, and we poked in to take a look and try a few things.

Several Detroit entrepreneurship and neighborhood development organizations lent a hand to get the doors open including SWOT City (a program of TechTown Detroit), Live6, the Build Institute and Motor City Match.

The event had who’s who of neighborhood development in the room as well as live entertainment.

So what about the menu?

The special drinks included the Expressway Espresso; the Auto Americano; Mount Carmel Macchiato; Coleman Cappuccino; Livernois Latte; Hasting Hot Chocolate; City Cider and the Motown Mocha.

The coffee blends were Belle Isle Blonde; Bagley Blend Medium; and McNichols Morning Dark.

Teas included the I-75 Chai Latte; the Tuxedo Tea (Black); Boston Edison (Green); and the Edgewater (Herbal).

For pop you can get Faygo, Towne Club, and Vernors. There is also a selection of sweet and salty snacks.

Detroit Sip is located at 7420 West McNichols Road in Detroit. For now, they will be open Thursdays 6 a.m.-6 p.m., Fridays 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through December 2017. Expanded hours will happen next year.

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