Fabric Warehouse’s family of cloth merchants have sold their woven wares for over half a century, amassing a stunning variety of materials within a 13,000-square-foot warehouse. The well-stocked textile temple houses more than 700,000 yards of cloth—enough to sew a windbreaker for the Ross Ice Shelf. Home hobbyists, upholsterers, and fashion designers alike create eye-catching ensembles, drapery, and furnishings with the warehouse’s menagerie of colorful patterns, interesting textures, and decorative trimmings.
A catnapper’s paradise awaits at Michigan Discount Mattress, where dozens of napping slabs await trial dozes. The mattress menagerie is populated with a variety of species, including beds woven from memory foam, natural latex, viscose, and soy-based natural foam. Though they range from soft, pillow-top styles to ultrafirm cement blocks, each mattress comes from a quality brand, such as Corsicana, Restonic, and Nature’s Sleep.
Only at Fruit Fantasy could a swan have the tail feathers of a peacock, and only at Fruit Fantasy could those tail feathers actually be made of slices of orange, kiwi, strawberries, and grapes. The artistic designers arrange fruit bouquets and baskets for any occasion, which they craft from ripe eats such as watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, blackberries, and chocolate-dipped strawberries.
Great Clips harnesses the vast resources of a national salon chain to provide personalized, professional styling services to follicle frolickers at three participating Detroit-area locations. Wild wigs are brought to bear by highly trained hair tamers who also serve as style guides through the often-intimidating tonsorial jungle, answering clients' questions about hair trends and maintenance. A socially responsible company, Great Clips also hosts haircut-a-thons, bake sales, and baked haircut sale-a-thons to benefit charities, including the Children's Miracle Network of hospitals and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Dollar Castle's shelves brim with everyday necessities such as groceries and home goods stocked alongside toys, party supplies, gift packaging, and seasonal decorations. Shoppers can prepare for the holiday season with gift boxes and Christmas decorations primed to turn any home into an exact replica of Santa's igloo. Party supplies such as dinnerware, table covers, and paper products help to host extra guests, while storage containers are ready to stash away leftovers or the especially good pie that never got served. While perusing the aisles, customers can also stock up on cozy gloves, mittens, and scarves. Much like the exchange rate for a Sacagawea coin, most items in the store go for $1.
An almost overwhelming selection of cigars, pipes, hookahs, and various accessories surrounds customers as they enter the walk-in humidors at each Wild Bill's Tobacco location. Thankfully, this mystifying world isn't all smoke and mirrors. A trained staff is always on hand to help tobacco enthusiasts navigate all the available items?which often include different-shaped cigars from around the world.
This international selection sure has helped Wild Bill's Tobacco expand its reach throughout the U.S. Since the first store opened in 1994, the company has billowed into an empire with more than 50 locations stocked with cigars, cigarettes, and roll-your-own items. Many locations also house a lounge area, where friends can relax while puffing on cigars and trying to hula-hoop through each other's smoke rings. In recent years, the stores have branched out into the world of e-cigarettes, selling kits and liquids in more than 20 flavors.