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Gifts Pewabic DS

Stumped on what to buy your friends and family members this holiday season? Fear not. We’ve created a distinctly Detroit list, packed with items that are sure to please everyone from foodies to fashionistas.


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Detroit's food scene is undoubtedly expanding, but most don't realize that retail in The D is also on the rise. Whether you are in need of something specific or just browsing for fun, check out this list, which includes 10 new and cool Detroit stores. 


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Eastern Market Flower Day

Between 7 a.m. (or earlier!) and 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, Eastern Market’s sheds and open areas will be covered with every possible annual, perennial, herb, shrub and tree at prices much lower than what nurseries charge.

This annual Eastern Market Flower Day occurs every year on the Sunday after Mother’s Day when members of the Metropolitan Detroit Flower Growers Association (MDFGA) arrive from a variety of cities in Michigan, Ontario and neighboring states to share “15 acres of the heartiest varieties for this region”.

Before you pack up the wagon and head down to The D, check out these six tips on how to enhance your experience at Eastern Market’s Flower Day:


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Detroit Surf Co. Skateboard

No visit to Detroit would be complete without a souvenir or two to remember your stay. Here’s a list of the best Detroit souvenirs to pick up while you’re in Detroit this spring:


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Eastern Market Shopping Dawn Giblin
Eastern Market is known as the largest historic market in the country that celebrates “the freshest, most wholesome fruits, vegetables, specialty foods, art and music, all undeniably Detroit.” However, many do not realize the retail options that exist both in and around its 4.5 acres.


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