Say hello to The Local 1253: Detroit | A Collection of Arts, Crafts & Goods! Our boutique showcases locally designed and handcrafted items produced by Detroit area artists, craftspeople, and merchants. Items include Detroit-themed products, as well as non-themed products. For those of us who like to wear our Detroit love on our sleeves (well, chests or backs, really) we have plenty of cool shirts (including some youth and baby). We also have jewelry, home goods, candles, specialty soaps, bags and totes, photography, note cards, and post cards.
Our featured vendors, so far, include:
City Bird (Detroit themed home & paper goods)
Sarah Lapinski (of Wound Menswear & Motor City Sewing: tees, jewelry)
Detroit Shirt Company (t-shirts)
Detroit Manufacturing Company (t-shirts)
Bettula (birch-bark jewelry)
Motor City Candleworks
Jennifer Quigley (handbags, pillows)
Photography by: Stephen McGee, Christian Spencer, Nicole Cummings
Last fall I spent a few hours with Tom Hendrickson and his Model D video camera. Here’s an awesome video overview of why I love my city and my neighborhood so much!
Tour Down Riverwalk On Segway Scooter
POSTED: Friday, July 24, 2009
Participants can zoom along the Riverwalk at 12.5 mph on a Segway scooter, get up close and personal with the stadiums, the Fox Theatre and even stop into the Guardian Building.
Below are some fun facts that you will learn on the tour:
Inside Detroit is nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote Detroit as a preferred destination to live, work and play by educating the public about Detroit’s history, culture, community and livability.
Yes…they’re finally here! Segway Tours of Detroit! It’s our Highlights Tour on steroids!
This Segway Tour will show you what makes Detroit shine, including major landmarks, new developments and historical gems. You’ll zoom along the beautiful Riverwalk, get up close and personal with the Stadiums and Fox Theater and even stop and go into the gorgeous Guardian Building, all while enjoying the amazing speed and mobility of the revolutionary Segway!
When: Saturday, July 25, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (and every Saturday)
Where: Tour starts at the Inside Detroit Welcome Center located at 1253 Woodward
Cost: $55.00 per person (Must be 16 years old or older)
For more information, to purchase tickets or to schedule a personalized tour, visit www.insidedetroit.org, call 313-268-6562 or stop into Inside Detroit’s Downtown Welcome Center located at 1253 Woodward Avenue between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
We can also schedule private tours for groups of 5 or 6 people.
Summer is here and the livin’ is easy! We’ll be keeping it cool on some of our favorite patios with special pricing, introductions, the occasional free shot and tons of fun!
Meet @ Enoteca, 660 Woodward Ave.
Saturday, July 11, 2009 8PM – midnight
$15 in advance/$20 day of event 21+ only
Thursday, July 30, 2009 5:30PM – 8:30PM
$10 in advance/$15 day of event 21+ only
I recently had one of the best experiences in my 2 plus years living in the D. I’d seen the ads for a walking tour of Detroit a few times and had filed it away as something that I needed to do. Having some friends in from the suburbs on a lazy Saturday finally got me to a walking tour through Inside Detroit (www.insidedetroit.org).
I can honestly say it was one of the best things I’ve done since I moved down here and I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to get to know some more about this wonderful city. It was a great mix of architecheture, history, great places to eat and drink, cool places to shop, and interesting people. I highly recommend checking it out. Be ready for a high energy and enthusiastic couple of hours that will make you happy that you live here. – Larry