So you’ve heard about all the new shops, restaurants and bars opening in Midtown, and you may be wondering if this neighborhood is the place for you. Here’s how to spend a day in Midtown so you can see what life might look like if you called this hot neighborhood home.
Grab your four-legged friend (there are a few dog-friendly rental properties in Midtown) and roll out the door. Forgot doggie treats? Thank goodness for Cass Corridog. Okay, now off you go.
Swing by Avalon Bakery (you can tie your dog up out front), grab a latte and walk down West Canfield between Second and Third Avenues – one of the city’s prettiest blocks. Loop back through the Green Alley which runs behind Motor City Brewing Works. It’s a lovely place to walk, and they have a special water fountain just for dogs!
Walk back through the parking lot and you’re in the heart of the city’s coolest shopping district. Work your way down the row and check out the rocks glasses at City Bird, the ceramic trays at Nest, running shoes at Run Detroit and hot watches at Shinola. And if you’re still in the shopping mood, don’t forget about Nora, Hugh and Source Booksellers just around the corner, on Cass.
By now you’ve worked up an appetite. Stop in at Cass Café for awesome vegetarian-friendly treats and free Wi-Fi. But, today’s not all fun and games. Grab your dry cleaning at University Dry Cleaners at Forest and Cass and swing into Marcus Market for some grocery staples on your way home. It may look like just a corner party store, but Marcus Market also carries pantry staples and a pretty good selection of craft beers!
What are some of your favorite Midtown spots?