GMRENCEN Third Annual Holiday Headquarters

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GMRENCEN Third Annual Holiday Headquarters

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GMRENCEN Third Annual Holiday Headquarters

Holiday Headquarters pop-up shopping is back for another year and for an additional week! For three weeks this November and December, shop Detroit by visiting the rotating pop-up shops inside the GMRENCEN. Located on level one in Tower 300 by the AT&T and Verizon kiosks, Holiday Headquarters will feature more than 30 Detroit Businesses.

This year’s Holiday Headquarters will run for three weeks (11/27-12/1, 12/4-12/8, and 12/11-12/15) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendors will rotate each week, while some vendors will participate for multiple weeks. Items for sale include everything from handmade candles, jewelry and artwork to one-of-a-kind terrariums and Detroit-apparel, toffee, pet merchandise and more.

Shoppers will also have the opportunity to donate to Toys for Tots. Bins, such as the one below, are ready for donations of unwrapped, unused toys to children.

My Visit to Holiday Headquarters 

My friends and I visited Holiday Headquarters on Day 3, November 29, and we really enjoyed ourselves. Heading into Detroit is always an adventure and visiting the GMRENCEN is an experience in itself. With shops, restaurants, a food court, and services such as banking, postal, salon, and more, you can find it all at the GMRENCEN!

This week and the next two are especially exciting at the GMRENCEN due to Holiday Headquarters which will feature more than 30 Detroit businesses. If you are looking for unique gifts, especially Michigan themed, this is the place to shop! And shopping is what we did! In fact, my friend Jodi found gifts for many of her family members (and that’s just some of her purchases pictured below). 

Complimentary gift wrapping is included in the experience. Buy your gifts and have them wrapped before you leave. These two beautiful women were more than happy to make our packages beautiful. One of a kind service! 

GMRENCEN Third Annual Holiday Headquarters

After shopping, we decided to have lunch in the food court (level A) which features a huge variety of food options. This was a good choice for us since we were each craving something different. There are many other fine and casual dining options available at the GMRENCEN. For more information, check out the GMRENCEN website.

Holiday Headquarters will run for the next two weeks and will feature the shops listed below. If you have a chance, I highly suggest checking it out.

 

Businesses Featured During Weeks Two and Three 

Week two, Dec. 4 – 8: 

  • 3DOGS1CAT – Pet owners can find unique, eclectic and affordable merchandise in a welcoming, relaxing and friendly environment. 3DOGS1CAT provides the highest quality pet merchandise from local craftsmen, artists and trusted, established vendors.
  • Detroit Vs. Everybody – Sells clothing apparel, glassware, kitchen items, artwork and more to appeal to individuals’ Detroit pride.
  • Detroit Wick – Focuses on uniquely joining company and customer through the power of the five senses. They sell a variety of recycled, reinvented and refreshed candles.
  • LeadHead Glass – Makes handcrafted terrariums out of reclaimed glass from deconstructed homes in Detroit. The company models their terrariums after 19th century Wardian Cases, with an updated design.
  • Motor City Brick – Take a piece of Detroit history home with art created with materials found in Detroit historic homes and factories.
  • Pewabic Pottery – Pewabic is a non-profit company striving to enrich lives with pottery. They are innovators and artists, creating special pieces made of clay art.
  • Pingree Detroit – Brings veterans and civilians together to maximize community well-being by creating an environment of resilience, through localized, sustainable, community-supported production of leather goods.
  • Shionne Designs – Created to fill a need for unique handcrafted jewelry. The designs are created reflect current trends while innovating the industry.
  • Street Eatzz – Street Eatzz blends spices and sauces to represent Detroit ethnic melting pot.
  • The Mighty Mitten – Artist owned and operated, The Mighty Mitten sells art inspired by scenes from all around the mitten state.
  • The Natural Market – A natural boutique specializing in handmade bath, body and home products including custom fragrances.
  • Vault of Midnight – Provides customers with a unique and remarkable shopping experience as ambassadors for all things geeky and fun. They aim to make comics universally accessible pieces of entertainment for all.
  • Well Done Goods by Cyberoptix – A men and women’s accessories shop that serves as Cyberoptix’s flagship retail store. Shoppers can find home-goods, pillows, barware, ceramics and unique ties under the brand.
  • Whimsical Wit – Curates a collection of handmade, Michigan-themed products and goods.
  • Woodward Throwbacks – A reclaimed woodworking company salvaging wood found in Detroit during bike rides, walks or city drives. This company handcrafts bottle openers, beer carriers, signs, kitchen décor, furniture and more.

Week three, Dec. 11 – 15: 

  • Bath Savvy Naturals – Bath Savvy Naturals offer a healthier alternative for our skin by creating all-natural body creams, oil blends, sugar scrubs to pamper your skin. Perfect for the cold, dry winter air.
  • The Blu Kitchen – Get a taste of France right here in Detroit! The Blu Kitchen offers traditional macarons in delicious non-traditional flavors.
  • Dave’s Sweet Tooth – Dave’s Sweet Tooth keeps it simple. They don’t use machines, microwaves or assembly lines to produce their toffee; handcrafted and handmade in Michigan.
  • Detroit Scroll – Detroit history made into art. Detroit Scroll uses original Detroit bus roll signs from the ‘40s and ‘50s to create art apparel, glassware, stationary and gifts.
  • Gus & Grey – Creates unique jams and jellies with all kinds of fruit. Get your taste buds ready, because Gus & Grey is ready to entice you.
  • LeadHead Glass – Makes handcrafted terrariums out of reclaimed glass from deconstructed homes in Detroit. The company models their terrariums after 19th century Wardian Cases, with an updated design.
  • Made in Detroit – Made in Detroit has been a symbol for a city that’s not about to quit. Made in Detroit and their clothing represent those who stand for, and with, Detroit.
  • McClary Bros. – McClary Bros. uses locally-sourced produce to create handcrafted drinking vinegars, traditionally known as “shrubs” that make quality mixers for sodas and cocktails.
  • Motor City Brick – Take a piece of Detroit history home with art created with materials found in Detroit historic homes and factories.
  • Pingree Detroit – Brings veterans and civilians together to maximize community well-being by creating an environment of resilience, through localized, sustainable, community-supported production of leather goods.
  • Purple Love Jewelry & Accessories – Shoppers can find both trendy and exclusive pieces at Purple Love Jewelry & Accessories; whatever your heart desires.
  • Rebel Nell – Started with the sole purpose of employing, educating and empowering disadvantaged women in Detroit. Rebel Nell makes jewelry from unique local materials, while providing a transitional opportunity for women in Detroit.
  • Toni’s Collection – Embodies home fragrances, candles and body essential products crafted with a luxurious feel. Toni’s Collection products are eco-friendly, long lasting and triple scented with the best European fragrances.
  • Well Done Goods by Cyberoptix – A men and women’s accessories shop that serves as Cyberoptix’s flagship retail store. Shoppers can find home-goods, pillows, barware, ceramics and unique ties under the brand.
  • Whimsical Wit – Curates a collection of handmade, Michigan-themed products and goods.
  • Woodward Throwbacks – A reclaimed woodworking company salvaging wood found in Detroit during bike rides, walks or city drives. This company handcrafts bottle openers, beer carriers, signs, kitchen décor, furniture and more.

About the GMRENCEN
The GMRENCEN, Detroit’s most iconic skyscraper, serves as the global headquarters for General Motors Co. Located along the international riverfront since 1977, the GMRENCEN reaches across 5.5 million square feet of prime real estate and is divided into seven interconnected towers of office, retail and lodging space and includes the adjacent Millender Center connected by skywalk. Welcoming more than 14,000 visitors and employees to the building each day, it features 29 eateries such as Andiamo Detroit Riverfront, Granite City Food & Brewery, and Joe Muer Seafood, two hotels including the 70-story Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center hotel and conference center, two People Mover stations and nearly 3.5 miles of RiverWalk views. The building also hosts the annual Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront concert series each summer. For more information, visit www.gmrencen.com and connect with the GMRENCEN on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Trip Advisor.

 

 

 

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