Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Pure Detroit is part store, part museum

Here's an ill-timed tip to help you find the perfect gift for someone on your shopping list. For the person who's a fan of Detroit stuff, you've got to check out Pure Detroit in the Guardian Building. From works of art and books on Detroit's history, to cool t-shirts, belts and hats, Pure Detroit has stuff you won't find anywhere else. 

The books alone are enough to grab you and make you forget that your lunch break is only an hour long. There are photo books on Bob-Lo Island, Detroit's historical theaters, the origins of the auto industry and tons of other topics. The artwork - which is mostly photography - includes great pictures of the old Hudson's store, Tiger Stadium and a bunch of other Detroit landmarks. The store is kind of like a mini-museum, except you're allowed to touch stuff. 

Find Pure Detroit in the Guardian Building's "Retail Promenade". If nothing else, it's a great excuse to check out the Guardian Building itself.