The Bureau of Decorative Affairs
Bemoaning the lack of city shops carrying unique and affordable housewares while promoting and supporting community causes? Bemoan no more. Not only has Detroit’s Bureau of Urban Living provided a hot spot for home goods since opening last year but its owners, Claire Nelson and Francis Grunow, are committed city boosters. With “First Thursdays” — a monthly event featuring extended store hours, discounts, and a percent of the proceeds benefiting local organizations — Bureau offers a chance to be style-conscious and conscientious at the same time. Located in the Canfield Lofts, Detroit; 313-833-9336.