Today’s afternoon tour guests began their private tour with a request to visit the new John Varvatos store as part of their three-hour Detroit outing. And we did just that.
New stores and restaurants are already opening all around us, and soon we’ll have a strong destination retail experience to offer with special stores like The Peacock Room, Shinola, Pure Detroit, Carhartt, Avalon International Breads, and so many more. Lower Woodward Avenue and the Willis-Canfield area will both be a huge draw with this kind of a start. Our guests are also really enjoying the Z deck murals and the adjacent art alley.
They like what they’re seeing in Detroit. We hear it every day in our tour vans.
Show Me Detroit Tours was pleased to share Detroit’s unique story with Deloitte’s incoming winter interns. Special thanks to Kevin Borsay (Workshop and Pure Detroit) for providing an introduction to the city’s ongoing deconstruction initiatives – including the benefits and challenges of reusing lumber salvaged from demolished homes.
Visit Workshop on the main floor of the Fisher Building and learn more about their program to build furniture in the City of Detroit from lumber reclaimed from Detroit’s vacant and abandoned building stock.
Every Workshop furniture piece is handmade in the city using old growth structural pine salvaged from Detroit homes. Each piece of Workshop furniture is stamped with the street address of the original abandoned home where the materials were reclaimed.
Read more at http://workshopdetroit.com/