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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Shop downtown, I dare you.

All right all you Saline friends.
I've had it with people driving out of town to shop. Gas is crazy expensive.
We have so many options here.
If you haven't taken 15 minutes to park and look through the shops downtown Saline, do it. NOW. This weekend. Over Spring Break. Come on.
Do you like where you live? Then shop and eat here. What's stopping you? (there's no excuse, sorry pals). Add your favorites to my list when you blog in.

A - Artisan breads by Steve at Benny's Bakery. Olive Oil, fresh herbs, big city bread right here.

B- books for children, early readers, chapter books, Michigan coffee table books at Calico Cat

C - Cookies, fresh baked, chewy, amazing from Ed's Bread, now with retail hours on W. Mich Ave

D - diamonds- cleaned, designed, appraised at Accent Jewelery

E- Every good head deserves a good barber. Downtown has Four. Yep, four. EZ in, EZ out.

F-fragrant body creams, soaps, room sprays at Calico Cat, Cobblestone Rose or Pineapple House

G- games for kids, arcade games, indoor playstructure at Beanstalks. Rainy days, any day.

H-hamburgers at Brecon Grille. Nice beers on tap. Smoke-free booths.

I-ice cream, anytime, from Drowsy Parrot, My Favorite Cafe, Downtown Diner

J-jelly filled doughnuts, Tues-Sat mornings through 2pm at Benny's.

K- Killer hostess gifts at Morrow Steiner, Curiosity Gallery or Pineapple House. Parks just steps away.

L- Lovely ladies clothes at Cobblestone Rose. Ladies jewels at Morrow Steiner Designs.

M- Milk, coffee, newspapers with your gas at Speedway. Keep your gas $$ downtown.

N- No need to order. Pull up and grab a Hot 'N Ready pizza at Little Caesars.

O-Olives. Lots of 'em. In a martini made by Sean at Mac's. That guy is a great bartender.

P-panini sandwiches at Drowsy Parrot. You gotta try the Cubano. Who needs Pan#$ra Bread?

Q - Mass quantities of baked goods for your next meeting at CC's Sweet Shop

R- Roses, lilies, unusual blooms. Arrangements 2 send, cut flowers for your vase @ Maureen's

S - Sweeeeeet Potato Fries at Dan's Downtown. Yeah, baby. Good stuff.

T - for everything on two wheels - Cadence Cycle. Cool bikes, amazing service, tune-ups

U - Updo or haircuts at New Hairizons.

V- Vans carry your most precious gems. Insure it with a local company. Hartman.

W -Wish your banker knew your name? Pick from three downtown.

X- x-rays - search for a local dr on your medical plan. Go to Saline Hospital if you need one fast.

Y - Y Oh Y go anywhere else? Curiosity Gallery - consignments and cool gifts.

Z- Can you see the Z? Dr Deo will test your eyes, fit you w/ glasses and fix them when you sit on them.



Blogger Terri S-K said...

Way to go, Sue! The downtown is full of treasures just waiting to be found. My favorites include hot pretzels on Saturday mornings at Benny's, Ginger-Lemon Tea from My Favorite Cafe (warm in winter, cold in summer) and the Cherry Ice Wine from Spotted Dog Winery - pour some over ice cream! Even if your pockets are empty, the downtown merchants want to see your shining faces and hear a friendly Hello. Free parking all day, everyday - can't find that in Ann Arbor!

Shop Local!

April 2, 2008 at 7:59 PM  

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