At The Clay Canvas's child-friendly contemporary ceramics studio, customers of all crafting levels dabble in DIY activities ranging from pottery painting to hand-building moist-clay pieces. Children's summer camps, workshops, and other classes help youngsters take steps toward skilled painting or overcoming a fear of sitting at a potter's wheel that may be surrounded by friendly ghosts. The Clay Canvas also engages with the local artist community by selling finished pieces at the studio.
More than 50 years go, Mike Ilitch was poised for major-league glory. An up-and-coming shortstop for the Detroit Tigers, his baseball finesse was blossoming when an injury derailed his sports career. But although the wound stunted his athletic aspirations, it steered him toward a new path, and on May 8, 1959, he and his wife opened the first Little Caesars location, a then-unheard-of carry-out-only joint. The career shift and novel technique eventually proved triumphant. Today, the pizzeria's iconic, toga-clad mascot adorns storefronts on five continents. In each shop, staffers forge the signature Hot-N-Ready pizza, a freshly baked pizza designed for instant pickup, and warm, garlicky Crazy bread. With a storied half century under their belt, Mike Ilitch and his family strive to give back, supporting local organizations and creating their own charitable programs.
Earning a “Best in Category” honor from Entrepreneur magazine, Snap Fitness tones muscles and expands sweat glands with operations spanning 44 states. Members begin their voyage to vigor with a complimentary fitness consultation, where they'll be assigned a personal webpage to track their progress and blog about squats. Personages may warm up their gluteal masses through the use of the club's weights and cardio machines or by participating in a range of classes including boot camps, turbo kick, Zumba, and yoga.
With fresh, top-quality flowers, the staffers at Dorothy K’s Florist expertly arrange beautiful blooms and other gifts for all occasions. Make Mom’s May day with the Bellissimo, a charming clutch of pastel roses and white-cushion pompons ($41.99), or the Simple Perfection, a burst of stargazer lilies accented by pale pink roses ($44.99). The Your Day bouquet of white roses, sunny Asiatic lilies, and golden carnations conveys congratulations to a college or school-of-fish graduate ($50.99). Gift givers can also dodge moving duty by presenting a new homeowner a perennial plant ($40.99+), or pick up a gourmet basket to extend eternal gratitude for the fruits of labor ($42.99+). As an FTD florist, Dorothy K's backs deliveries with a satisfaction guarantee.
Well versed in the ways of the washer-dryer and its household cooking and cleaning kin, the staff of The Home Appliance Store will help shoppers land the perfect machine mate. The expansive selection of leading-brand appliances includes the modern incarnation of the best friend of '50s' moms, the Electrolux Built-in Microwave, featuring a stainless-steel drop-down door and simple touch control panel. Give finished meals a place to keep cozy with the KitchenAid Warming Drawer, which coddles casseroles and makes sure roasts don't go cold, dry out, or attempt to fly south. Knowledgeable staffers will also assist in replacing wasteful appliances, such as old dishwashers that spike electricity bills and guzzle water, with sleeker, more efficient ones, such as the super-quiet Frigidaire Professional 24" Built-in Dishwasher.