The ReStore is a great place to donate and to shop for used home items. They carry everything from appliances to doors, from paint to sinks and fixtures. The items are donated by individuals and businesse and the goal of the ReStore is to redirect items that might otherwise go to the landfill while supporting a great cause. I was happy to find a back door for our house that we would have otherwise had to special order at a much higher price. We also found many cans of high quality paint at only $4 a gallon. It's a little dirty and a little hard to navigate, but the principle of it is amazing.
The bagels at Elaine's are made fresh on the premises, and they taste delicious. They open very early in the morning, and offer a small seating area for eating in. It is community-based with a picture board showing off community members. They offer a good selection of bagel flavors and cream cheeses as well. They don't take charge cards, though.
The Donut Cutter offers a non-smoking, traditional style donut shop with a small counter for eating in. The donuts are fresh and delicious. The coffee is served to order with care. They open very early and the staff is incredibly friendly. The custard-filled donuts are especially wonderful.
Time Travelers has an incredible amount of comic books, memorabilia, sports cards, and other miscellaneous items. They offer both used, collectible, and new items in a large store format. The drawback is that it is not entirely user-friendly. It's sort of intimidating for the casual shopper, just due to the sheer volume of items.
They provide a wide selection of comic books, comic-related products, movie memorabilia, manga, and graphic novels. The staff is friendly and knowledgable about comic books. The store is clean and easy to navigate, and offers a fun variety of items for comic book fans.
Eternal is run with direct contact with the artists. They offer a variety of flash, artist portfolios, as well as custom work. They provide private areas for tattoos, and offer body piercing services and products as well. It is a very clean studio with knowledgable staff. Laws are clearnly posted, and it is truly a safe, trustworthy place to get a tattoo or piercing (or both!).
The Michigan Humane Society is a wonderful place to adopt a cat or dog. They offer pets, both young and old at affordable rates that will make excellent pets. They also provide full vetrinary services and pet training programs. The staff shows an obvious care of animals, and provide a great deal of information to the community.
Good Food Company offers many hard-to-find organic and health food products, as well as an assortment of home products designed to be environmentally friendly. They carry free-range meats, organic vegetables, bulk grains, prepackaged foods, vitamins, paper products, and much more. There is an in-store deli as well. My only complaint is the prices are very high compared to some other heath food stores.
Whole Foods Market offers a wonderful shopping experience. They offer a wide selection of organic and traditional produce, packaged foods, meats, cheeses, bakery items, deli items, and more. The prices are reasonable, and sales are frequent. The employees are knowledgable and helpful, and the store is always clean and well-organized.
There are not too many places where you can dine with a gigantic stuffed bear and watch a model train whiz by overhead. Family Buggy offers a unique, fun dining experience for families, and it's sure to be a memorable place for children. It's not just for the kids, however, as the food is excellent and suitable for an adult's palate.