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Midtown Deal of the Week

Wayne State is gearing up to produce the 2016-2017 Midtown Deals & Discounts Guide. The guide is published each fall and provides businesses in the greater Midtown area the perfect opportunity to connect with Wayne State’s campus community. We distribute 20,000 copies of the guide on and around campus, and we feature one business/week on this page as well as in Wayne State’s daily e-newsletter to employees. Advertisements range from $150 for a quarter page to $350 for a full page, including design services. To reserve space guide, contact Emily Thompson at (313) 577-9789 or emily.thompson@wayne.edu by Friday, July 29. 

Welcome to the Midtown Deal of the Week, where you can find deals and discounts at your favorite Midtown Detroit shops and restaurants. Each week, we'll feature a new local shop, restaurant, or business, along with a special promotion.  Love your usual lunch spot, but looking to try something new? Searching for the perfect gift, but not sure where to start? You've come to the right place!

The Deal of the Week for April 25, 2016: Save all summer long with Show Your One Card & Save...powered by Larky

The end of the semester is fast approaching and summer is just around the corner. Whether you'll be on or off campus this summer, you can continue to save through the Show Your One Card & Save program, powered by Larky.

Wayne State has partnered with 100+ local businesses and Larky to offer awesome perks exclusively to Wayne State students and staff who show their OneCard at participating local businesses. Use Larky’s free website, mobile app, and GPS technology to receive alerts on your smart phone to make sure you never miss a Show Your One Card & Save discount. Sign up for Larky here, and download the Larky app for iPhone or Android

Like many of you, the Deal of the Week will be taking a break for the summer. We'll be back in the fall with more deals and discounts at the shops and restaurants you love. See you soon!

The Deal of the Week for April 18, 2016: 10% off purchase at Thrift on the Ave





Thrift on the Ave (TOTA) offers quality, name brand men and women’s fashions in an assortment of sizes and styles to accommodate varying body styles and shapes. Opened in 2014 by husband and wife team Christopher and TaNeisha Prater, TOTA offers a wide variety of affordably priced resale clothing, from everyday wear to special occasion attire. Even better, if you are a Wayne State student, faculty or staff member, show your One Card and save 10% off your purchase

The Deal of the Week for April 11, 2016: 10% off all services and accesssories at Wheelhouse

Wheelhouse Logo

Detroit is fun to cycle, and Wheelhouse, Detroit’s only female-owned bike shop, will help get you going. Open daily, Wheelhouse is a retail bike and repair shop, which also offers bike rentals and a variety of experiential guided tours that explore various Detroit neighborhoods and themes. Wheelhouse is located on Detroit’s riverfront (1340 E. Atwater), and is opening a second location in Hamtramck (9401 Joseph Campau) in May. Wayne State students, faculty, and staff save 10% off all services and bicycle accessories when you Show Your One Card & Save

The Deal of the Week for April 4, 2016: 10% off your purchase at Busted Bra Shop





Looking to treat yourself? Try Busted Bra Shop, Detroit's only place for undergarment shopping. Located in the Park Shelton (15 East Kirby, Suite A), the staff at Busted is expertly trained in finding you the perfect fit, and the shop carries undergarments for all body sizes and types. Wayne State students, faculty, and staff save 10% on your next purchase when you Show Your One Card & Save.

The Deal of the Week for March 28, 2016: Save 10% off your purchase at The Black Dress

The Black Dress LogoThe Black Dress, a women’s apparel and accessories boutique in Midtown, is the perfect place to find a dress for your upcoming special occasion. Located at 87 E. Canfield, between Woodward and John R, The Black Dress is close to Wayne State’s main and medical school campuses, and the DMC. Stop in and shop from its collection of quality clothing and accessories for work, play and everything in between. Wayne State students, faculty and staff, save 10% off your purchase when you Show Your OneCard & Save.

The Deal of the Week for March 21, 2016: $39 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga at Bikram Yoga Midtown Detroit



Is a healthier 2016 on your list of New Year's resolutions? Check out Bikram Yoga Midtown Detroit, Midtown's original hot yoga studio. Located at 55 W. Canfield, Bikram Yoga Midtown Detroit offers traditional 90 minute hot yoga classes, as well as 60 minute hot yoga classes and 60 minute warm yin yoga classes. Bring in this coupon, along with your One Card, and you’ll get one month of unlimited yoga for $39 (new students only). 

The Deal of the Week for March 14, 2016: 15% off at Woodbridge Pub

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Woodbridge Pub, located on Trumbull across from Wayne State’s athletic fields, is all about being a good part of the community. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Woodbridge Pub offers seasonal dishes made from fresh local ingredients and an exceptional selection of over eighty beers and wines from across Michigan and around the world. Bring in this coupon, along with your One Card, to save 15% off your entire bill (limit two guests per card).

The Deal of the Week for March 7, 2016: Free drink with purchase at Falafill

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Falafill is a fast, from scratch kitchen serving east Mediterranean style bowls, wraps and pita pockets. Located at 4206 Woodward Ave, Falafill’s Midtown location is in close proximity to Wayne State's main and medical school campuses, making it easy for students, faculty and staff to grab a quick, healthy and delicious meal on the go. Bring in this coupon and receive a free drink with any food purchase. Plus, Wayne State students, faculty and staff can save an additional 10% off when they show their One Card. 

The Deal of the Week for February 29, 2016: 5% off purchase at University Foods






University Foods has been serving the Midtown community for more than 35 years. They offer a wide selection of fresh meats, organic produce and dairy products, craft beers, and fresh sushi. University Foods also features many Detroit and Michigan-made products. In addition to groceries, they are home to Value Pizzeria and Deli, a HealthMart pharmacy, and a branch of Flagstar Bank. Located at 1131 Warren Avenue, just west of the Lodge Freeway, it's a great place to pick up groceries after class or work. When you show your One Card, you'll get 5% off your total purchase. Click here for more information on offerings and store hours. 

The Deal of the Week for February 22, 2016: 15% off purchase at La Pita





La Pita Fresh is a Mediterranean restaurant specializing in Middle Eastern cuisine. Located next to the Wayne State bookstore at 5056 Cass Avenue, La Pita makes it easy for students, faculty, and staff to enjoy fresh and healthy food close to campus. La Pita Fresh proves that fast food no longer has to mean unhealthy eating, as all of their food is made of natural ingredients with zero trans fats, at an affordable price. In addition to a full service restaurant, La Pita offers carryout and catering services at both its Midtown Detroit and West Dearborn locations. Bring in this coupon on your next visit and save 15% off your purchase at La Pita. 

The Deal of the Week for February 15, 2016: 10% off any meal at Cass Cafe



Located just a few blocks south of campus, the Cass Cafe is an independently owned and operated Midtown business offering a wide selection of soups, salads, sandwiches, and entrees, surrounded by the work of locally and nationally recognized artists. Even better, Cass Cafe's kitchen is open late (Mon - Thurs: 11:00 pm; Fri - Sat: 1:00 am; and Sun: 10:00 pm). Click here to download a coupon for 10% off any meal (excluding beverages).

The Deal of the Week for February 8, 2016: 10% off one item at Flo Boutique





Flo Boutique is a lifestyle clothing boutique for women and men located at the corner Cass & Willis, a thriving cultural and retail district in Midtown. With spring just around the corner, Flo Boutique's selection of funky, eclectic, and unique clothing and accessories is the perfect place to shop for the warm weather. Click here to download a coupon for 10% off one item.  

The Deal of the Week for February 1, 2016: Save 10% on shoes and workout apparel at RUNdetroit




RUNdetroit is a locally owned, full-service running store in Midtown Detroit. Whether you're new to running and looking for the right gear to get started, or you're a seasoned pro looking for a new pair of kicks for your next race, RUNdetroit has what you need to help achieve your fitness goals. RUNdetroit also organizes several group runs and special events. To download a coupon for 10% off your next purchase of shoes and workout apparel, click here.  

The Deal of the Week for January 25, 2016: 10% off new items at The Hub of Detroit 




The Hub of Detroit is a full service bike retail and service shop. Located at 3611 Cass Avenue, just north of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, The Hub opened in 2008 to help support Back Alley Bikes, a nonprofit organization that provides cycling education and services with a focus on youth development, sustainable practices and community access. Back Alley Bikes offers a variety of educational programs, volunteer training & opportunities, as well as rides and other types of support related to cycling education, materials, and resources. The Hub's retail shop sells bikes (some new, most refurbished), bike parts, and accessories and offers repair services. All sales support the continued operation of the Bike Alley Bikes organization. Bring in this coupon, along with your OneCard, to save 10% off the purchase of new items at The Hub. 

 The Deal of the Week for January 18, 2016: 30% off purchase at University Press with coupon

University Press is a leading publisher of Great Lakes books, Judaica, and African American studies, as well as a wide range of other scholarly and general interest titles. Located in the Leonard N. Simons Building, University Press disseminates research, advances education, and serves the local community while expanding the international reputation of the Press and the University. Save 30% when you order online using coupon code WS30. 

The Deal of the Week for January 11, 2016: 20% off Detroit Institute of Arts Museum Shop purchase



The Detroit Institute of Arts, one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. The DIA Museum Shop offers reproductions, prints, stationery, and apparel which proudly shows off artwork from the DIA collections. To save 20% off your next purchase, either online or in-store, click here. 

The Deal of the Week for December 7, 2015: 10% off with OneCard at Source Booksellers






If you're a book lover, chances are you will love Source Booksellers. Located in the Auburn Building (4240 Cass Avenue, Ste. 105), Source Booksellers is a small, independent, non-fiction bookstore in the heart of Midtown's growing Cass & Canfield shopping district. All titles are hand-picked by owner Janet Jones to serve readers’ interest in Source's four major categories: History and Culture, Health and Well-Being, Books By and about Women and the Metaphysical and Spiritual. Source Booksellers also offers free yoga, tai chi, and qi gong classes, as well as frequent book readings, discussions, and special events. Take advantage, and Save 10% on your next reading purchase when you Show Your OneCard & Save at the Source Booksellers.  

The Deal of the Week for November 30, 2015: 10% off at Tony V's Tavern

Looking for a spot to hang out with friends, family, and co-workers, look no further than Tony V's Tavern. Located right off campus at 5756 Cass Ave, Tony V’s great menu is highlighted with a variety of thin crust New York Style pizzas and drinks. Tony V's offers a space that accommodates large parties, events and if you are sports fan all your gameday needs. To save 10% on your next visit, bring in this coupon from the Midtown Deals & Discounts Guide 

The Deal of the Week for November 23, 2015: 10% off at University Cleaners




Located at the corner of Cass and Forest, University Cleaners has long been a presence in Midtown. In addition to traditional dry cleaning services, University Cleaners offers alterations and special fabric cleaning services such as suede and leather. If you drop off your cleaning by 9:00 am, University Cleaners offers same day pick-up at no extra charge. To save 10% on your next visit, bring in this coupon from the Midtown Deals & Discounts Guide  

The Deal of the Week for November 16, 2015: Free admission to the Detroit Historical Museum





Since its founding in 1921, the Detroit Historical Society has been dedicated to ensuring that the history of Southeast Michigan is preserved so that current and future generations of metro Detroiters can better understand the people, places and events that helped shape our lives. The Detroit Historical Society operates two museums in Detroit: Detroit Historical Museum, located just off main campus at Woodward Avenue and Kirby Street, and the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, located on Belle Isle. From lectures and films to Behind the Scenes tours of Detroit gems such as John King Used and Rare Books and the Benson Ford Research Center, the Detroit Historical Society connects the dots between the region's past to its present, and makes learning about our shared history fun and relevant. Admission to both the Detroit Historical and Dossin Great Lakes Museums is always free. To plan your next visit, click here.  

The Deal of the Week for November 9, 2015: 10% off any purchase (over $10)




Byblos Cafe and Grill offers fresh, healthy Middle Eastern food at affordable prices. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Byblos has a wide variety of soups, salads, wraps, and combo platters, as well as fresh fruit and vegetable juice and smoothies. Byblos also offers catering services for parties of 8 or more.  With two locations (87 W. Palmer and 4830 Cass Avenue), Byblos is a great place to grab a bite on your way to and from campus. Present this couponand get a free pita when you buy five or save 10% off your next purchase of $10 next time you're at Byblos.  

 The Deal of the Week for November 2, 2015: New students receive 5 classes for $25 

Stressed from midterms? Go to Citizen Yoga. Their comprehensive yoga experience will have you physically, emotionally, and spiritually rejuvenated. Citizen Yoga has established a community committed to individual empowerment and self-improvement. Located at 1224 Library St., Citizen Yoga's Downtown studio offers the choice between a variety of yoga courses, workshops, private sessions, acupuncture and massage sessions. At 5 classes for 25$ it has never been easier to be a part of this growing community. Join today, and become a citizen at Citizen Yoga. 

Shop Local the Week of October 26, 2015 at Carhartt


Detroit's own iconic garment and accessory retailer Carhartt has returned. Their new Flagship store is now opened at 5800 Cass Ave. Beginning in Detroit in 1889, Carhartt has been a longstanding provider of work wear to Detroit's working class. As a national clothing brand, Carhartt is committed to its roots producing more than 80 million garments and accessories in the USA this year alone. Looking for outerwear, footwear, casualwear or some complementary accessories, Carhartt has you covered for all seasons. Make Carhartt your next shopping destination and support one of Detroit's very own.

The Deal of the Week for October 19, 2015: 20% off your bill Sunday – Thursday at Majestic Café, Garden Bowl, and Sgt. Pepperoni’s


The Majestic is Detroit's premier entertainment center. Built over the course of the early 1910's, the Majestic entertainment complex has been a Detroit staple for 100 years. In addition to concert space at the Majestic Theatre, you can grab a bite to eat at the Majestic Cafe or a late-night slice at Sgt. Pepperoni's Pizzeria and Deli, or bowl at the Garden Bowl, America's oldest active bowling alley. In the summer, the Alley Deck provides outdoor seating - a perfect perch from which to look out over Midtown Detroit. Present this coupon, and receive 20% off your bill at the Majestic Cafe, Garden Bowl, and Sgt. Pepperoni's, Sunday - Thursday.

The Deal of the Week for October 12, 2015: Take advantage of the Student Advantage: Students get $10 in vouchers for $5 in cash!


The Wayne State Wednesday Farmers Market is your opportunity to pick up farm fresh and locally produced foods at a great price, right on campus. Each week until the end of October, SEED Wayne transforms 5401 Cass Avenue (in front of the Reuther Library) into a one stop shop and dine market. Answering community demands for affordable healthy food options, Wayne State Farmers Market is proudly registered to accept food stamps (SNAP), WIC Project FRESH, and Senior Project FRESH nutrition programs. Students can also purchase produce at a great price, thanks to the Market's Student Advantage Program offering $10 food vouchers for only $5 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Come support this Wayne State tradition and have a taste of fresh Michigan grown produce.

 The Deal of the Week for October 5, 2015: 10% off with One Card


University Campus Diner offers a traditional dining experience right off campus. Located at 5470 Cass Ave, University Campus Diner is your place for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Their cozy and friendly atmosphere provides a dining getaway that will have you coming back again and again. Looking for a burger, salad or more? Come by and bring your One Card before October 15 to save 10% on your next order.

Love a good deal but don't want to wait a week?  

Check out the 2015-2016 Midtown Deals & Discounts Guide, featuring discounts at 32 local shops, restaurants, and businesses. This year's Guide also features a directory of all businesses participating in Wayne State's Show Your One Card & Save program. Pick up a copy today on racks throughout campus. For information on advertising in the Guide, please contact Kristin Palm.  

For a complete list of businesses offering discounts to One Card holders, please visit Show Your One Card & Save program, powered by Larky.