City living has its perks. In the case of these great properties, perks means having restaurants and retail right inside your building. Here are some places where you can live, dine and shop all in one spot!
71 Garfield (71 Garfield Street)
At the ground floor of this eco-friendly Midtown property, you’ll find the relaxing atmosphere of Socra Tea – a tea house offering premium organic teas and foods. Socra Tea features local artists and hosts pop-ups and special events. Head in to this inviting tea house for a calming getaway right in the city.
The Auburn (4240 Cass Avenue)
One of Midtown’s most recent residential additions, The Auburn is a perfectly-located spot for city living. On the ground floor, you’ll find Thai takeout at Go! Sy Thai and super cool local retailers Hugh, Cass Corridog, Nora and Source Booksellers.
Book Cadillac (1114 Washington Boulevard)
On the first floor of this luxury downtown residence, two restaurants serve up some seriously delicious nosh. Roast and 24 Grille are popular downtown destinations with great food and an upscale scene.
Broderick Tower (10 Witherell Street)
This top property offers the best of downtown city living, including one very savory perk – Italian cuisine without even leaving your building. Angelina’s Italian Bistro is an affordable restaurant with high-quality food in a prime location.
The Ellington (3760 Woodward Avenue)
If you love convenience, these Midtown lofts will wow you. First-floor retail includes Starbucks, Bank of America, FedEx Office and T-Mobile right at your fingertips. Not to mention a new Whole Foods in your backyard!
Fort Shelby (527 W. Lafayette Boulevard)
This downtown property offers the perks of a fine hotel. At the ground floor, upscale Finn & Porter serves up surf and turf in the city. Finn & Porter Round Bar keeps the cocktails flowing later into the night for guests to enjoy an in-house nightcap. And it doesn’t stop at dinner and drinks. Bearclaw Coffee fuels guests for the day with breakfast, gourmet java and grab-and-go sandwiches.
Iodent Lofts (2233 Park Avenue)
This toothpaste factory turned loft development is one chic downtown spot. Residents of the Iodent merely take a trip downstairs to the Centaur Bar for a laid-back lounge experience.
Lofts of Merchant’s Row (1247 Woodward Avenue)
These lofts sit atop the aptly-named Merchant’s Row. This downtown, retail-heavy district makes it easy for residents to shop and dine. Red Rose Florist, Moosejaw, and The Hudson Café make Merchant’s Row a top destination for downtown shoppers looking to spend some cash.
New Cadillac Square Apartments (111 Cadillac Square)
This historic high rise offers some in-house perks that make for seamless city living in the heart of downtown. Need a haircut? No need to leave the building – the barber shop on the ground floor has you covered. Interior access to the Cadillac Food Plaza convenience store and the Cadillac Square Diner makes it easy for residents to grab a bite and household items in a jiffy.
The Park Shelton (15 E. Kirby Street)
This sophisticated residence has some of Midtown’s top shops and restaurants on its ground floor. Busted, Emerald, Goods, The Peacock Room, Fourteen East and Wasabi make up The Park Shelton’s unmatched roster of retail options.
Renaissance City Apartments (555 Brush Street)
When it comes to accessible retail and dining, residents of downtown’s Renaissance City Apartments have it made. On the ground floor of Renaissance City, you’ll find a convenience store with wine, spirits, snacks and souvenirs, as well as the Courtyard Café and Bar, which serves breakfast and lunch specials. With a covered walkway to the GM Renaissance Center, the shops at the Ren Cen are a short walk from home.
Studio One Apartments (4501 Woodward Avenue)
Studio One Apartments in Midtown offers great perks, including some first-floor retail that really comes in handy. This large property boasts a Fatburger restaurant, Radio Shack, Utrecht Art Supplies, Starters Bar & Grill and Fifth Third Bank.
Find a place in one of these top properties and enjoy these retail and dining spots without ever leaving home!