Sawyer’s Gourmet Pancake House serves a menu of breakfasts bursting with organic flour, all-natural eggs, and seasonal Michigan fruits all day long. Stacks enfold a variety of fresh additions, such as a triple-decker pile of blue cakes ($7.95) dotted with blueberries and smothered in a house-made blueberry compote, ideal for days when your skin has lost its blue tinge. Strawberries and whipped cream march into mouths in the Trojan Horse–like safety enclosure of the Patriot waffle ($7.45). While breakfast is the most beloved meal at Sawyer’s Gourmet Pancake House, lunch and dinner vie for diners' affections with burgers and sandwiches during the day, and steaks proffered at dinnertime.
An eclectic inventory of celebratory combustibles lines the shelves inside each of Pro Fireworks' 10 Michigan storefronts. Each store appeals to clients' inner pyrotechnic with everything from fire fountains to artillery shells that launch into the clouds and bloom into fiery flowers, thundering like the rattling sabers of a thousand George Washingtons. The explosives emporium also hosts kid-friendly novelties, such as sparklers, snappers, and poppers.
O'Leary Paint rejuvenates drab domiciles with quality wall coatings manufactured in Michigan and geared toward the state’s climate. O'Leary's house-produced paints are Green Wise–certified for adhering to stringent environmental standards and contain no volatile organic compounds. These liquid wall covers are produced using renewable electricity and packaged in containers made from 100% recycled materials. O'Leary also stocks a selection of Benjamin Moore paints, offering customers a panoply of choices for refreshing vertical surfaces marred by the grubby handprints, crayon drawings, and height markings of swiftly growing poltergeists.
Since 1975, florists at Hyacinth House have helped their neighbors mark special occasions with artful arrangements of flowers and greenery. They harness versatility accumulated from combined experience in industries ranging from floral and interior design to events planning to helm 30,000 square feet of greenhouse space filled with seasonal blooms, lush green plants, and squirting novelty boutonnieres. Along with bouquets teeming with hydrangeas, roses, tulips, and gerberas, the staff also specializes in greenery, such as dish gardens and tropical plants, as well as gourmet gift baskets.
Since 1960, Toy Village has preserved the whimsy of childhood imagination with a trove of distinctive stuffed animals, board games, and puzzles, as well as a stock of more than 500 dolls. A colorful dinosaur puppet ($22) allows miniature hands to manipulate a prehistoric mandible, and an old-fashioned sock monkey ($20) sits and smiles curiously. The Playmobil giant octopus play set ($25) comes loaded with pirate action figures and a buoyant raft worthy of sailing both bathtubs and bowls of vegetable soup. Challenging games of Brain Quest States ($27.50) develop skull cells by testing geographic knowledge of states, national parks, and renowned speakeasies, whereas a reproduction of Risk ($39.95) introduces budding strategists to classic board-game entertainment. Toy Village stocks its shelves with wares from toy providers dedicated to child safety, ensuring that all items undergo rigorous testing.