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( Award-winning actor, author and entrepreneur Hill Harper will now be calling Detroit his home and place of work.

Entertainment Weekly & People New York Upfronts

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Harper bought downtown Detroit’s Roasting Plant Coffee on Woodward Ave., inside the First National Building and said, “Having lived here filming two movies in Detroit over the past four years, I have come to love this city and its people. I believe in Detroit. It is truly a vibrant, unique and great American city.”

He’s also bought a home in Detroit and planning on being “hands-on” in the business, with training and connecting with local charities.

The actor said he plans to use the coffee roaster and café as a platform for his Manifest Your Destiny Foundation that helps underserved youth. “It is truly an honor and privilege for me to help fuel the Motor City, not just with Roasting Plant’s incomparable coffee—but by providing career paths and launching pads to greater success in a booming industry for young Detroiters hungry for opportunity and active mentorship,” said Harper.

Harper, originally from Iowa, is an honors graduate of both Brown University and Harvard University.



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