Third Annual GMRENCEN Holiday Headquarters

Step out of the cold and into the holiday spirit at the GMRENCEN! Holiday Headquarters is back and bigger than ever. You can now buy gifts for family and friends (and yourself!) for an unprecedented THREE weeks. Holiday Headquarters is hosting more than 30 Detroit businesses throughout November and December on Level 1 in Tower 300 (near the AT&T and Verizon kiosks). For three weeks, vendors will showcase a variety of gift options in the GMRENCEN from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for your one-stop shopping experience. Holiday Headquarters will also stay open late on Thursdays, so be sure to stop by before 6 p.m.

 

From Detroit-themed apparel, one-of-a-kind ties and unique Michigan artwork to pet merchandise, toffee, children’s toys and more, Holiday Headquarters has it all. Some vendors are participating for all three weeks and some will only be here for one; make sure you know which vendors will be here each week to see your favorite Detroit businesses.

 

Week 1: Nov. 27 to Dec. 1

 

3DOGS1CAT provides unique, eclectic and affordable pet merchandise in a welcoming, relaxing and friendly environment. 3DOGS1CAT provides the highest quality pet merchandise from local craftsmen, artist and trusted, established vendors.

 

 

Detroit Respect is a homegrown apparel company focusing on clothing that evokes a Detroit sense of pride.

 

 

Detroit Scroll features 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.

 

 

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.

 

Germack Coffee Roasting Company offers espresso, coffee and tea of the highest quality, roasted and brewed in Detroit.

 

 

Heart of Michigan is a family owned and operated store providing customers with a wide range of the highest quality Michigan made products.

 

 

Love Travels. Imports. creates fair trade, handmade artisan wares. Find one-of-a-kind, unique and beautiful women’s handmade accessories within the shop.

 

 

Motor City Popcorn has their own spin on traditional popcorn with tastes like Motor City Mix, 8 Mile Mix, Belle Isle Blend and more.

 

 

The Detroit Card Co. is a paper goods company making colorful, modern items to brighten your day, including a full greeting card line, art prints, notebooks, and gift wrap.

 

 

 

The Mighty Mitten sells art inspired by scenes from all around the mitten state and is artist owned and operated.

 

 

The Natural Market is a natural boutique specializing in handmade bath, body and home products including custom fragrances.

 

 

Well Done Goods by Cyberoptix is 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 new brand.

 

 

 

Whimsical Wit curates a collection of handmade, Michigan-themed products and goods.

 

 

 

 

Woodward Throwbacks is a reclaimed wood 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 2: Dec. 4 to Dec. 8

 

The branding company inspired by a quote, this unique store appeals to individuals’ Detroit pride and strong culture. Detroit Vs. Everybody sells clothing apparel, glassware, kitchen items, artwork and more.

 

 

 

LeadHead Glass terrariums are handcrafted 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 creates works of art from materials found in Detroit historic homes and factories.

 

 

 

Pewabic Pottery 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 was created to fill a need for unique handcrafted jewelry. The designs are created reflect current trends while innovating the industry.

 

 

Street Eatzz developed a brand as flavorful as the sauces they create. Street Eatzz blends spices and sauces to represent Detroit ethnic melting pot.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

3DOGS1CAT provides unique, eclectic and affordable pet merchandise in a welcoming, relaxing and friendly environment. 3DOGS1CAT provides the highest quality pet merchandise from local craftsmen, artist and trusted, established vendors.

 

 

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.

 

The Mighty Mitten sells art inspired by scenes from all around the mitten state and is artist owned and operated.

 

 

 

The Natural Market is a natural boutique specializing in handmade bath, body and home products including custom fragrances.

 

 

Well Done Goods by Cyberoptix is 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 new brand.

 

 

 

Whimsical Wit curates a collection of handmade, Michigan-themed products and goods.

 

 

 

Woodward Throwbacks is a reclaimed wood 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 3: Dec. 11 to Dec. 15

 

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 offers traditional macarons in delicious non-traditional flavors.

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

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. uses locally-sourced produce to create handcrafted drinking vinegars, traditionally known as “shrubs” that make quality mixers for sodas and cocktails.

 

 

You 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.

 

Detroit Scroll features Detroit history made into art. Detroit Scroll uses original Detroit bus rolls signs from the ‘40s and ‘50s to create art, apparel, glassware, stationary and gifts.

 

 

LeadHead Glass terrariums are handcrafted 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 creates works of art from 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.

Well Done Goods by Cyberoptix is 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 new brand. 

 

 

Whimsical Wit curates a collection of handmade, Michigan-themed products and goods.

 

 

Woodward Throwbacks is a reclaimed wood 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.

 

Once your shopping bag is full, head over to our gift wrapping station. We’ll have complimentary gift wrapping available during Holiday Headquarters.

 

 

Toys for Tots bins will be set up inside Holiday Headquarters for tenants and visitors wanting to donate unwrapped, unused toys to children.

 

The GMRENCEN also has a special surprise for tenants and visitors this year. Pack up your sleigh and head over to the GMRENCEN North Lobby because Santa is coming to town! Santa will be at the GMRENCEN from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Friday, Nov. 24 through Saturday, Dec. 23, Monday through Saturday. You can bring your children or take selfies with Santa; either way he’s ready to hear what’s on your wish list.

 

What business are you most looking forward to at this year’s Holiday Headquarters? Let us know in the comments below.

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