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Pop-up shops to open across Metro Detroit for holiday season |

Pop-up shops to open across Metro Detroit for holiday season

Several vendors and small businesses across Metro Detroit plan to open pop-up shops over the holiday season, starting this week.

Small Business Saturday kicks off this weekend, featuring handmade candles, jewelry, artwork, terrariums, Detroit apparel, toffee, pet merchandise and more.


A walk through Downtown Detroit’s new outdoor winter markets 

Events include:

Wayne Main Street Small Business Saturday kick off at Karma Coffee Kitchen

Location: Karma Coffee Shop Kitchen at 35634 Michigan Avenue, Wayne.

Time:10 a.m. to noon

Wayne Main Street will hand out tote bags and gift cards for local stores will be randomly placed in some of the tote bags.

One lucky guest will also win a $1,000 shopping spree. Participants can register for the contest here.

Rochester Downtown Development Authority

Location: 308 S Main St., Rochester.

Time: 9 a.m.

Shop and dine small at more than 40 participating businesses with specials and discounts all day. Guests can enjoy complimentary carriage rides from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at E. Fourth and Main Street. 

Pop on Main Street

Location: 17 W. Main St., Milan.

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Details: Milan Main Street on Small Business Saturday. The event features pop-up markets throughout downtown businesses, vendor fairs, artisan market, special deals from retailers, food trucks, prizes and more.

The GM Renaissance Center is also promoting its Holiday Headquarters from Nov. 27 to Dec. 15, featuring different vendors each week on level one in Tower 300 by the ATT and Verizon kiosks.

Week one, Nov. 27 to Dec. 1:

  • 3DOGS1CAT – Pet owners can find unique, eclectic and affordable merchandise in a welcoming, relaxing and friendly environment. 3DOGS1CAT provides pet merchandise from local craftsmen and artists.
  • Detroit Respect – a homegrown apparel company focusing on clothing that evokes a Detroit sense of pride.
  • Detroit Scroll – Detroit history made into art. Detroit Scroll uses original Detroit bus roll signs from the ’40s and ’50s to create art apparel, glassware, stationary and gifts.
  • Detroit Wick – Focuses on uniquely joining company and customer through the power of the five senses. They sell a variety of recycled, reinvented and refreshed candles.
  • Germack Coffee Roasting Company – Roasted and brewed in Detroit, Germack Coffee Roasting Company offers espresso, coffee and tea.
  • Heart of Michigan – A family owned and operated store providing customers with a wide range of Michigan made products.
  • Love Travels. Imports – Creates fair trade, handmade artisan wares. Find one-of-a-kind, unique and beautiful women’s handmade accessories within the shop.
  • Motor City Popcorn – Combines traditional popcorn with funky flavors to create tastes like Motor City Mix, 8 Mile Mix, Belle Isle Blend and more.
  • The Detroit Card Co. – A paper goods company making colorful, modern items to brighten your day, including a full greeting card line, art prints, notebooks, and gift wrap.
  • The Mighty Mitten – Artist owned and operated, The Mighty Mitten sells art inspired by scenes from all around the mitten state.
  • The Natural Market – A natural boutique specializing in handmade bath, body and home products including custom fragrances.
  • Well Done Goods by Cyberoptix – A men and women’s accessories shop that serves as Cyberoptix’s flagship retail store. Shoppers can find home-goods, pillows, barware, ceramics and unique ties under the brand.
  • Whimsical Wit – Curates a collection of handmade, Michigan-themed products and goods.
  • Woodward Throwbacks – A reclaimed woodworking company salvaging wood found in Detroit during bike rides, walks or city drives. This company handcrafts bottle openers, beer carriers, signs, kitchen decor, furniture and more.

Week two, Dec. 4 to 8:

  • 3DOGS1CAT – Pet owners can find unique, eclectic and affordable merchandise in a welcoming, relaxing and friendly environment. 
  • Detroit Vs. Everybody – Sells clothing apparel, glassware, kitchen items, artwork and more to appeal to individuals’ Detroit pride.
  • Detroit Wick – Focuses on uniquely joining company and customer through the power of the five senses. They sell a variety of recycled, reinvented and refreshed candles.
  • LeadHead Glass – Makes handcrafted terrariums out of reclaimed glass from deconstructed homes in Detroit. The company models their terrariums after 19th century Wardian Cases, with an updated design.
  • Motor City Brick – Take a piece of Detroit history home with art created with materials found in Detroit historic homes and factories.
  • Pewabic Pottery – Pewabic is a non-profit company striving to enrich lives with pottery. They are innovators and artists, creating special pieces made of clay art.
  • Pingree Detroit – Brings veterans and civilians together to maximize community well-being by creating an environment of resilience, through localized, sustainable, community-supported production of leather goods.
  • Shionne Designs – Created to fill a need for unique handcrafted jewelry. The designs are created reflect current trends while innovating the industry.
  • Street Eatzz – Street Eatzz blends spices and sauces to represent Detroit ethnic melting pot.
  • The Mighty Mitten – Artist owned and operated, The Mighty Mitten sells art inspired by scenes from all around the mitten state.
  • The Natural Market – A natural boutique specializing in handmade bath, body and home products including custom fragrances.
  • Vault of Midnight – Provides customers with a unique and remarkable shopping experience as ambassadors for all things geeky and fun. They aim to make comics universally accessible pieces of entertainment for all.
  • Well Done Goods by Cyberoptix – A men and women’s accessories shop that serves as Cyberoptix’s flagship retail store. Shoppers can find home-goods, pillows, barware, ceramics and unique ties under the brand.
  • Whimsical Wit – Curates a collection of handmade, Michigan-themed products and goods.
  • Woodward Throwbacks – A reclaimed woodworking company salvaging wood found in Detroit during bike rides, walks or city drives. This company handcrafts bottle openers, beer carriers, signs, kitchen decor, furniture and more.

Week three, Dec. 11 to 15:

  • Bath Savvy Naturals – Bath Savvy Naturals offer a healthier alternative for our skin by creating all-natural body creams, oil blends, sugar scrubs to pamper your skin. Perfect for the cold, dry winter air.
  • The Blu Kitchen – Get a taste of France right here in Detroit! The Blu Kitchen offers traditional macarons in delicious non-traditional flavors.
  • Dave’s Sweet Tooth – Dave’s Sweet Tooth keeps it simple. They don’t use machines, microwaves or assembly lines to produce their toffee; handcrafted and handmade in Michigan.
  • Detroit Scroll – Detroit history made into art. Detroit Scroll uses original Detroit bus roll signs from the ’40s and ’50s to create art apparel, glassware, stationary and gifts.
  • Gus Grey – Creates unique jams and jellies with all kinds of fruit. Get your taste buds ready, because Gus Grey is ready to entice you.
  • LeadHead Glass – Makes handcrafted terrariums out of reclaimed glass from deconstructed homes in Detroit. The company models their terrariums after 19th century Wardian Cases, with an updated design.
  • Made in Detroit – Made in Detroit has been a symbol for a city that’s not about to quit. Made in Detroit and their clothing represent those who stand for, and with, Detroit.
  • McClary Bros. – McClary Bros. uses locally-sourced produce to create handcrafted drinking vinegars, traditionally known as “shrubs” that make quality mixers for sodas and cocktails.
  • Motor City Brick – Take a piece of Detroit history home with art created with materials found in Detroit historic homes and factories.
  • Pingree Detroit – Brings veterans and civilians together to maximize community well-being by creating an environment of resilience, through localized, sustainable, community-supported production of leather goods.
  • Purple Love Jewelry Accessories – Shoppers can find both trendy and exclusive pieces at Purple Love Jewelry Accessories; whatever your heart desires.
  • Rebel Nell – Started with the sole purpose of employing, educating and empowering disadvantaged women in Detroit. Rebel Nell makes jewelry from unique local materials, while providing a transitional opportunity for women in Detroit.
  • Toni’s Collection – Embodies home fragrances, candles and body essential products crafted with a luxurious feel. Toni’s Collection products are eco-friendly, long lasting and triple scented with the best European fragrances.
  • Well Done Goods by Cyberoptix – A men and women’s accessories shop that serves as Cyberoptix’s flagship retail store. Shoppers can find home-goods, pillows, barware, ceramics and unique ties under the brand.
  • Whimsical Wit – Curates a collection of handmade, Michigan-themed products and goods.
  • Woodward Throwbacks – A reclaimed woodworking company salvaging wood found in Detroit during bike rides, walks or city drives. This company handcrafts bottle openers, beer carriers, signs, kitchen decor, furniture and more.
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