From Hometown Life
Matt Knio has been selling baked goods at the Farmington Farmers Market for years. Now, he's preparing to create a more permanent presence downtown for his patisserie, Cannelle.
Knio recently purchased the former KickstART building at 33304 Grand Rive Ave. and plans to open his new site in April or May.
"I love Farmington," he said. "I love the people and I love the Farmers Market. The community over there is beautiful, and I’ll love to be part of it."
Cannelle has locations in Birmingham, Ann Arbor and Detroit along with a commercial kitchen in Warren. Knio said he thinks Farmington is an up-and-coming community, and he wants to be part of it.
"I’ve been going to the Farmers Market for years now," he said. "In the last couple years, I’ve gotten really interested in the city. I can see the city is getting going and getting better. I want to be part of it."
While the menus at each Cannelle are the same, every shop has a unique atmosphere. Farmington's shop will include, according to Knio, a "beautiful" outdoor patio. He also plans to keep his spot at the market, which opens May 6 and runs through October at Riley Park.