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.
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.
The technicians of D-Frag Technologies transform electronics back into their shiny, smoothly functioning selves. PCs, Macs, tablets, iPhones, and video-game systems all get makeovers in the hands of D-Frag pros. These experts don't just swoop in when something goes wrong, either: among their services are data backup and security installation.
English Gardens began as a single, family-owned nursery in 1954, and has since blossomed into a full-service landscaping and garden center with multiple locations, all owned and operated by second-generation family members. Each location facilitates both indoor and outdoor gardening projects. The florist department brings the outdoor flourish inside by arranging fresh-cut floral bouquets and gift baskets for all manner of occasions. Workshops and in-store presentations also allow the green-thumbed experts to impart advice on common gardening and decorating topics such as building a kitchen herb garden or housetraining a dogwood tree. During the summer season, English Gardens holds a summer planting sale as well as weekly in-store gardening tutorials every Saturday at 10 a.m.