Since 1950, the staff at Meldrum Brothers Nursery has stocked landscaping and design materials for both homeowners and contractors. Their bulk stones, mulch, trees, and plants beautify lawns for a more natural look than a yard of bedazzled astroturf. A sampling of their selection—which includes flowers, gifts, Christmas trees, and holiday décor—can be seen in their online photo gallery.
Since 1944, Ball Equipment has furnished customers not only with powerful, brand name outdoor equipment, but also a knowledgeable staff with the skills to keep their gear in proper shape. A collection of new and pre-owned Cub Cadet riding mowers, Troy-Bilt tillers and Husqvarna chainsaws keep nature at bay, while ATVs and snowmobiles by Polaris help adventurers get some much-needed wind in their hair. To keep gas-powered goodies in working order, engine professionals offer tune-up services ranging from changing oil and filters to replacing mower blades bent after an accidental collision with the kids' pet cannonball.
7 Wardrobes' friendly, welcoming staff helps attire-hunters to comb through an eclectic mash-up of new and gently used high-quality women’s wear that varies in size and style. Jeans ($5–$8) protect vulnerable shins from feral soccer players, and shoes ($2–$8) fashionably cover toes, soles, and heels. Find sunscreen-free UV protection with a selection of hoodies ($4–$12), or obviate the need to strap an ATM to the inside of your sock with a wide array of purses ($1–$25). 7 Wardrobes' inventory encompasses all sizes, including big and tall, and it peddles additional accessories such as jewelry and perfume, which can put a fragrant finishing touch on an elegant outfit.
Even when it's not the Fourth of July, the sky stays aglow thanks to Motor City Fireworks. At all three locations, Motor City Fireworks sells spectacular pyrotechnics year-round. The shelves at Motor City, which has been family-owned since opening in 1979, sport fireworks from top brands such as Megabanger and Red Apple. The inventory runs the gamut from canister shells and daytime fireworks to aerial repeaters, which every product is 50% Off, which allows patrons to maximize the wow factor of every display.
The collection of ramps and half pipes inside Landslide Skate Park's 22,000-square-foot indoor skate facility offers a year-round haven for skaters of all skill levels. During private, group, or open-skate lessons, students master the nuances of kick-flips as experienced skaters demonstrate tricks and retired skateboards deliver instructive lectures. The park's foam pit provides a soft, cushy landing for skaters to practice aerial maneuvers without fear of injury, and a slew of private party rooms, flush with snacks and foosball, host birthday celebrations. Serious skaters can purchase top-of-the-line gear and apparel from brands such as Zero, Habitat, and Alien Workshop in the pro shop, or invest in a park membership for discounted access to the park and lessons without having to disguise yourself as Tony Hawk's legal guardian.