Rite aid's a good place to stop when you got to get something fast, and don't want to brave the crowds of a full grocery-type store. Everything from snacks, to over-the-counter medicine, to film development, they have many things. Their prices are fair and you won't spend much time in line, and of course they have a real pharmacy as well.
Randazzo is well known in the Detroit area, especially with chefs. Having worked at a restaurant in the Detroit area in the past, I was sent here plenty of times to get an emergency ration of veggies when we ran out. They are in a very large building, one the size of a small grocery store, and the place is usually packed with people buying things. Everything is very fresh and priced to sell, and they also have a wide assortment of exotic fruits and veggies, things you'd never find inside your local Kroger.
PROS: Low prices, tons of variety.
Franks has alot of nice gardening supplies. Flowers, trees, seeds, all manner of tools, if you're in need of something for your garden, Franks has it. Some things tend to be a bit pricy, but plenty of it is around normal, and they have very nice, knowledgable staff. All in all, a good store to shop for gardening supplies.
PROS: Lots of flowers
CONS: Some things over-priced
I like the wide variety of inexpensive home improvement products the Home Depot carries. From chainsaws to fences to christmas trees (at Christmas, or course), they have it all. They also have friendly and helpful staff, and they don't hesitate to help you get big things to your vehicle if you need it. Overall, a very nice store.
PROS: Low prices, lots of things
The Detroit zoo is one of the larger zoo's I've been to. It's not the best (Toledo is my favorite), but it still has many beautiful animals on display. It also has a great layout, very detailed yet easy to read signs to guide you to and fro, and some of the best french fries in the world. Yes, this zoo has good food. Come to see the animals, but stay for the food!
IMAX theater's are always pretty cool places, and this one is no different. It has extremely comfortable seating, and the shows, even if they are usually pretty boring, are fun none the less, since you literally feel like you are moving. There's nothing like seeing a movie about flying, and actually feeling like you are the. Neat trick of the senses.
If there were more drive-in theatre's around, I'd give this place 3 stars. It's got an extremely run down concession stand, it's in a terrible section of the city, and I'd swear half of the speaker-stands are broken. Considering the pleasure people seem to take in breaking those things, I can see why drive-ins are a thing of the past. Anyways, getting to see 2 movies for the price of one (not to mention *by the car* rates, is still a great thing. And I think everyone should experience a drive-in movie at least once in their lives, so it might as well be here.
PROS: Two movies for the price one one
CONS: Really run-down place
This theatre has class. It's a restored theatre from the 1920s, and they pretty much only show classic movies. However, the movies they show are truly classics, from Casablanca to Superman. The screen is massive, easily drawfing modern theatres, as do the balconies and overall size of the place. It only has one screen, and they only show films on the weekend at specific times, but regardless, it's an experience that shouldn't be missed. They also have wonderfully good prices on everything, you can actually get a good sized popcorn for cheap!
PROS: Atmosphere, price, classic movies
Lord and Taylor has some pretty nice clothes and accessories, but their prices are just a bit on the high side. They have a nice variety of styles and brands, as well as a fairly large selection of shoes for men, women, and children. If the prices werent so steep, i'd highly reccommend this shop.
PROS: Nice clothes
CONS: Steep prices
Department stores are really starting to lose their staying power. Be it Wal-mart, specialty shops for clothing, or whatever, they just don't seem to be doing as well. Either way, Sears still has what it takes. They have plenty of merchandise for sale, and good, competitive prices. Plus, they have the Craftsman brand of tools and equipment, which I am forever loyal to. You can't beat Craftsman :)
PROS: Exclusively sell Craftsman products, lots of variety