Nestled in the basement of one of downtown Detroit’s reinvigorated office buildings, is a quirky, vibrant place that’s bursting with creativity. Visitors are greeted by a buzzing neon sign and an un-manned astronaut spacesuit as they enter dPOP inside Bedrock’s 23-story Chrysler House. The ‘out of this world’ design mecca (where designers, artists and others plan the creation of amazing, functional spaces) is a study in the use of reclaimed materials. Old bank vaults are transformed into some of the coolest conference rooms you’ve ever seen, book shelves are made from black iron pipes and salvaged wood from demolished Detroit homes, and there’s a wall filled with remnants – from a vintage fan to an ornate globe to found fixtures and signs – which is truly one-of-a-kind …
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With its retail shop in Downtown Detroit’s Chrysler House set to open on April 16, Bon Bon Bon has announced its plan to create the world’s longest chocolate box by the end of this summer.
Owner Alexandra Clark says the record-setting box will probably be on the Dequindre Cut in conjunction with the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. “… then we’ll try it again someplace else that’s more ambitious later.”
Bon Bon Bon’s chocolates come in clever, durable packaging made from corrugated cardboard that’s cut to size allowing customers to purchase any number of bons. At the new retail shop, open six days a week in the Dime Building, customers will be able to pick up one or multiple bons while still getting the super fresh chocolate tasting experience in the form of the “Hot Mess” – molten chocolate inside a chocolate shell.
Watch for details on this scrumptious idea!
HistoricDetroit.org has assembled an impressive gallery “Looking back at a different Detroit.”
The photo above shows Griswold Street looking south toward Fort Street. The old City Hall is on the left. The Ford Building is on the west side of the street just south of Fort Street. The Penobscot Building will be added in 1905 next to the Ford Building. The Dime Bank Building (now Chrysler House) will be built across from city hall in 1912.