Detroit Mercantile Company

Detroit Mercantile Company, Detroit, Eastern Market

The Detroit Mercantile Company is one of my favorite shops in the city. Located in Eastern Market, it’s perfect for my standard welcome to Detroit tour but I often stop in myself to check out their goods. In addition to being a shop, it’s also a rental venue and Chris and Emily had a beautiful wedding reception there a couple years ago. If you’re ever having a big event, it’s worth checking out.

The reason for our latest visit was to get Lucas his first present. They have a wonderful Detroit-with-vintage-flare collection that perfectly matches our nursery plans. They also have a variety of wooden blocks that fit my minimalist standards. The ones we picked couldn’t be more perfect: they match our color scheme and are educational. Each letter block includes Morse Code, the phonetic alphabet, knot examples and flags.

Danny and I stopped in during lunch last week and I couldn’t resist asking the clerk a couple of questions (it’s been a long time since I did an impromptu interview). Friendly Detroit didn’t let me down and Julia was a willing participant.

Detroit Mercantile Company, Detroit, Eastern Market

Do you live in Detroit?
No

What do you like about the city?
It’s hard to explain. I love the people here. There’s an energy here and so much to do. On a week by week basis there’s a lot going on.

What would you like to see change in Detroit?
I’d like to see it cleaned up more. For there to be less crime but other than that I like it for how it is. I don’t want it to get too big because it can be unfortunate when that happens. I see it more and more every day – it’s getting bigger and bigger.

What are you looking forward to happening in the city?
I want to see what happens next – that’s the fun of a small city getting bigger every day. There’s always something new – new artist coming. It’s like when they did Eastern Market After Dark and the Detroit Design Festival, it was so amazing. I had no clue what exactly what they were doing but it was incredible to see all the murals they put up in the Market.

Detroit Mercantile Company, Detroit, Eastern Market

Detroit Mercantile Company, Detroit, Eastern Market

Detroit Mercantile Company, Detroit, Eastern Market

Detroit Mercantile Company, Detroit, Eastern Market


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