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A business that serves as a restaurant, market and juice bar offering tastes of East Africa has been awarded $50,000 in a contest to reward entrepreneurs in Detroit.

Baobob Fare on Friday won the 2017 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest . It comes with the prize money from Comerica Bank as well as $200,000 in pro bono services, including branding and design, social media advertising, architectural renderings and legal guidance.

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Baobob Fare beat about 160 entrepreneurs in the contest. Owners are Burundi natives Nadia Nijimbere and Hamissi Mamba, who aim to help fill a gap relating to African fare and culture.

The contest started in 2011. Hatch Detroit is a Michigan nonprofit designed to support independent, retail businesses in Detroit and the enclaves of Highland Park and Hamtramck.

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