Though Data Center has been around for nearly a decade, its pristine new location on Telegraph Road feels like it was opened yesterday. Staff members stock shelves with an epic selection of hardware and software for PCs and draw upon 20 years of experience as they stay ahead of every twist, turn, and barrel-tossing ape on the information superhighway. Server parts and accessories fortify desktops and laptops, and the Center's certified techs can purge hard drives of harmful viruses and malware and retrieve lost files from the far reaches of a malfunctioning motherboard or tightfisted HAL 9000. Active Solutions Group, the parent company of Data Center, specializes in IT solutions for businesses, including network cabling, workflow processing, and security.
The knowledgeable staff at BetterHealth Market helps visitors to navigate a vast inventory of products for natural and nutritious living ranging from aromatherapy oils to gluten-free cookies. Natural, organic, and raw groceries from brands such as Amy's Kitchen and Nature's Path keep home cooking flavorful and wholesome, and a range of supplements, vitamins, and minerals helps to ease health issues, increase energy, or incinerate burritos that have overstayed their welcome. A wide variety of teas and coffees offers options such as fair-trade beans and yerba mate to healthfully wash down each nourishing morsel. Customers can peruse the prepared foods department, which includes salad bars, fresh raw juices, all natural smoothies, specialty sandwiches, and salads.
Presented by Ameriprise Financial—Jim Thorpe, CFP, Taste of Dearborn returns in 2014 with a full lineup of city eateries. On the menu for the evening are local mainstays such as Tria Restaurant at The Henry, Andiamo, and Matador Restaurant, as well as nationwide favorites including Fuddruckers and Buffalo Wild Wings. But it's not just mouths that have all the fun—tastings take place within the restaurants, making the festival a great way to explore varied parts of Dearborn. Wristband-wearing adventurers may walk from restaurant to restaurant or hop aboard shuttles that escort them to the next destination.
Lined with Spanish cedar, Cigaro Lounge's walk-in humidor stores cigars from top manufacturers such as Rocky Patel, Romeo & Julieta, and Arturo Fuente. Voted as the number one hookah bar in the Metro-Detroit area by Channel 4 WDIV, the aroma of smoky stogies mingles with the wafting scents of more than 30 flavors of hookah tobacco, including strawberry margarita and citrus mint. An air-filtration and ventilation system prevents clouds of smoke from lingering over the lounge's comfy leather couches or blocking views of its six flat-screen televisions. When weather permits, Cigaro Lounge opens its outdoor patio for patrons to puff amid heated lamps, a 50-inch plasma TV, and occasional live music.
Board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and nutrition, Dr. Rana R. Sabbagh helps her patients find relief from digestive woes and extra pounds with clinical treatments and personalized slimming programs. Her weight-loss plans factor in biological data such as body composition, basal metabolic rate, and wetsuit size, which she uses to draft a regimen of healthful living and laser lipo treatments. Non-invasive laser lipo technology targets fat cells in localized areas without surgery or downtime.
During the 39th Annual All Depression and Era Glass Show & Sale, more than 20 dealers of American-made glassware from the 1920s–‘60s will hawk their wares in the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, filling the hall with their light-catching, colorful collections. Tinted in every color of the rainbow, Depression glass livens kitchens with cheery hues, tempts collectors with rare shades, and repels bulls when places in china shops. Pyrex and green Jadeite from the ‘40s–‘60s treat eyes to intricate nostalgia, and elegant glass adds a refined touch to shelves and dinnerware collections. Though not covered by today’s Groupon, desired items sail into shopping bags for as little as a few dollars per piece, and hourly door-prize drawings add an element of suspense rivaled only by the convention’s blindfolded goblet juggler.