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Mae Pop-Up Is Currently Negotiating a Lease on NE 42nd Avenue

Chef and co-owner Maya Lovelace eyes a brick-and-mortar venue just blocks away

Fried chicken for brunch at Mae

If all goes to plan, the scents of Mae’s elevated Southern cooking will continue to spill out onto Northeast 42nd Avenue. Fried chicken whisperer Maya Lovelace is moving the Mae pop-up out of its long-time digs inside the Old Salt Marketplace, and she tells Eater she and co-owner Zach Lefler are negotiating a lease just a few doors down, inside the old Delphina's Bakery building, at 4636 NE 42nd Ave. If the deal goes through, Mae would serve as the anchor restaurant inside a neighborhood food hub.

“We are excited and hopeful that this deal will work,” says Lovelace, “because we absolutely adore the neighborhood and community we've been a part of for the last two and a half years.”

Lovelace says the yet-to-be-named food hub will be home to a bakery by Dillon DeBauche (formerly of Little T), a TBD green grocer, and a community-oriented commisary kitchen, Community Supported Kitchen, operated by the Side Yard Farm & Kitchen. Other culinary concepts are also being discussed.


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