There aren't many places in Detroit where you feel secure settling down for a few brews, a great burger, and a long conversation with a buddy. This is such a place. While the clientele is predominately Wayne students, eveybody is welcome. With a art nouveau ambiance and private booths, you can't beat the place for atmosphere. But it's the burgers that are worth the visit. They are thick and juicy and cooked to order. Their pizza is the bomb, too. In fact, I've never eaten anything there that wasn't good. This place can get really loud and crowded on Thursday and Friday nights, so if a mob scene isn't your cup of tea, check it out at lunchtime.
If you are looking for a spacious, bright and airy apartment with class and atmosphere, look no further. The apartments in this building are simply manificent: high ceilings, thick walls, security, and the charm of the 1920s. Location is great too if you work at Wayne State University or nearby. There is even a secure parking lot avaiable for a few quid extra. During the summer, there is a wonderful outdoor swimming pool to enjoy. This building has charm and history and is smack dab in the middle of Detroit's Cultural Center.
This college has quite a history for producing some truly fine artists. Situated near Wayne State University, this small, independent college offers the artistically inclined a full range of learning options, everything from painting, drawing, scupture, and multi-media. And it does stop there, the academics are superior as well. The small student to teacher ratio is a real plus. It's a shining star in a rather drab city. Worth checking out if you are looking for a superior art education.
I'm a real fan of the original Ragstock so was glad to see one open up closer to home. It's a great place if you have nothing to compare it with . The have a large selection of vintage and new clothing items for men and women at pretty resonable prices. Obvisiously positioned on north Seridan to cater to the needs of local Loyola students, this store is a much more watered down version of the original but nevertheless useful for last and spur of the moment purchases. If you are in the neighborhood, check it out, but don't venture out of your way, it isn't worth it.
Who pays normal retail for household cleaning products and personal care items these days? Certainly not me when you can go into this store with its large selection and get for under $2 what you'd pay twice as much for at Jewel's or Dominic's. The savings don't stop there, hardward is a bargain as well. Since the demise of Woolworth's and dimestores, dollar stores are the only option. You may enter this store just to pick up some screws or a plunger and walk out with exquisite silk flowers and a set of beautiful wine glasses. Watch yourself, when things are this cheap, you tend to buy more.
I had so much hope for this place, but those hopes were dashed the moment I walked through the door. The place is very small and sparsly stocked. What they do have is of inferior quality and oer priced. It could also use a good cleaning and the sales help is surly. Don't waste your time on this one, it isn't worth it.
This store is rather large and carries a lot more than just fabric, but, let's start there. They have all kinds of fabric, from the latest synthetics to pure wools, silk, cotton, and leather. Need fake fur, this is the place. Here you can purchase patterns, sewing machines, notions, thread, etc. they also cater to crafts with a large selection of knitting yarn and needles, crocet hooks, embroderie yarn, patterns, and hoops. A small section at the front of the store features home accessories. Prices are very competitive.
Auctions are not necessarily bargains, but they can be. This place buys large and small estates and holds auctions about twice a month. You get to preview the items on sale before the auction. They not only have quality furniture and ofjets d'art, but quite often feature unique and one of a kind custom items. Sign up for their email newsleter on their website at http://www.directauction.com. Whether you are buying or selling, this place is a must!
Prepare to spend an afternoon in the wonderful antique mall! Whether you are seeking vintage clothes or jewery, funiture, bric-a-brac, art, dishes and glassware and even antique phones, this place has more than one vendor with a variety of high quality options. The store is clean and well laid out with eye candy everywhere.
PROS: Large selection
CONS: somewhat pricey
This shop is a treasure trove for the lovers of old pine funiture and bric a brac. You really have to spend time in this store to see everything. It's so attractively arranged that it's like entering someone's home. It has dishes, phones, art, you name it. The owner is friendly and knowledgeable about her stock and willing to chat. The prices are reasonable as well.
PROS: Prices and the Knowledgeable owner