Passengers flying in and out of Hamilton will soon be able to buy local coffee, beer, and food at the airport.
Detour YHM is expected to launch this fall at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.
It will offer “Made in Hamilton” options from several local small businesses including Detour Coffee Roasters, Collective Arts Brewing, and Dear Grain Bakery.
“As a proud Hamilton brand, it’s a privilege to be able to represent the region for locals and visitors alike,” says Max Daviau, President, Detour YHM in a news release. “Collective Arts, Dear Grain and Detour Coffee have each grown up in this great city and to come together under one offering promises to be a fresh and exciting option for everyone passing through YHM.”
The partnership between the airport and Equal Parts Hospitality will see a “clever and innovative” way for travelers to try Hamilton-made products.
Two new venues will be set up inside refurbished shipping containers and offer grab and go food. One container will be located near the arrivals area while the other will be inside the departures lounge.
The containers are a nod to the ‘port city’ profile of the City of Hamilton and feature a modular format that can be relocated to new spaces as needed.
“We worked closely with Equal Parts and Detour YHM to design two contemporary food and beverage kiosks. The shipping container exterior is a nod to Hamilton’s steel city roots mixed with the juxtaposition of a modern and sleek finishes and furnishing that point to Hamilton’s commitment to emerging trends and the art world,” said Keri MacLellan, designer, Westgrove Design in a news release.
The airport has seen passenger traffic increase by 118 per cent and cargo traffic increase by 20 per cent over the past two years.
“As the Airport continues to grow, we look forward to creating new and exciting hospitality solutions that are locally inspired and most importantly delicious,” said Jason Cassis, Co-Founder & CEO, Equal Parts Hospitality in a news release. “We did this not only for travelers looking for delicious options, but to also expose them to some of the City’s leading food and beverage brands.”