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Midtown Deal of the Week

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 20, 2015: 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 Larky to develop awesome perks created specifically for WSU staff and students through the Show Your One Card & Save program. 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 at more than 125 local businesses. Sign up for Larky here, and download the Larky app for iPhone or Android to start saving on the go.

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 13, 2015: 20% off purchase with coupon





Bob’s Classic Kicks is a sneaker boutique located at Woodward and Forest Avenues in Midtown. Open for nearly two years, Bob’s Classic Kicks is a unique shop aimed at "sneaker heads," as well as those just looking for some cool new kicks. In addition to classics such as Nike, Adidas, and Reebok, Bob's Classic Kicks offers clothing and accessories. Old school and new school; splashes of paint alongside rows of ‘sneaks’; and a national line of products along with local designers can all be found at Bob's Classic Kicks. Bring in this coupon before August 1, 2015, and receive 20% off your purchase.

The Deal of the Week for April 8, 2015: 15% off purchase at La Pita (with coupon)




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 Dearborn West locations. Bring in this coupon on your next visit and save 15% off your purchase at La Pita. 

The Deal of the Week for March 30, 2015: 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. Their flagship program, Youth Earn a Bike, educates kids ages 10-17 on bicycle safety, maintenance and repair, and provides them the opportunity to earn their own bike over the course of the program. 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. 

Shop Local the Week of March 23, 2015 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. Support this local gem and stop by Source Booksellers for your next reading purchase. As a participating business in Wayne State's Show Your One Card & Save program, Source Booksellers also offers 10% off any book purchase.

The Deal of the Week for March 16, 2015: 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 Detroit. 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 of your next purchase.  

The Deal of the Week for March 9, 2015: 10% off repair or free accessory at Midtown MetroPCS





MetroPCS provides the freedom and convenience of unlimited, no-annual-contract wireless services on an advanced nationwide 4G LTE network for a flat rate. With MetroPCS, customers get great value and a wide variety of device choices from leading brands. A flagship brand operated by T-Mobile, MetroPCS products and services are available online and across the United States through a network of company-owned stores, authorized dealer locations, and leading national retailers, including the MetroPCS at 1117 Warren Avenue (located in the Unviersity Foods plaza). To save 10% off a repair or get a free accessory with new phone purchase at this location, bring in this coupon or Show Your One Card & Save

The Deal of the Week for March 3, 2015: 10% off meal at Traffic Jam & Snug




Established in 1965, the Traffic Jam and Snug is one of Detroit's hidden treasures. Known for its in-house bakery, microbrewery, dairy, and an eclectic menu of made-from-scratch dishes, Traffic Jam is one-of-a-kind. Its award-winning cheeses and beers are a local favorite. TJ&S uses the same equipment for brewing beer and making cheese, and they encourage visitors to witness this unique process from its observation balcony. A little known fact - Traffic Jam and Snug became the first brew-pub in the state of Michigan on December 18, 1992, setting the stage for a burgeoning brew-pub scene in Midtown decades later. TJ&S also offers catering services and can accomodate special events at their 511 W. Canfield location. To save 10% off your next meal, bring in this coupon, or Show Your One Card & Save

The Deal of the Week for February 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 February 16, 2015: Glass House Realty






Located in the Tech Town building, Glass House Realty is a locally owned, full service real estate firm that offers buyer representation, listing support, developer support, leasing, and real estate consulting. Glass House Realty believes in the value of restoring the many beautiful historic homes and buildings in Detroit, and that the adaptive reuse of these structures is a sustainable way of helping for restore Detroit. If you're looking to take advantage of the Live Midtown residential incentive and make the move to Detroit, contact Glass House Realty for more information.

February is Black History Month at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History






In honor of Black History Month, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has several events planned throughout February to celebrate black history, including live storytelling, a liberation film series and a lecture and book signing on African Canadians and the American Civil War. Learn more about these and other upcoming events at the Wright Museum's website.

The Charles H. Wright is the world's largest institution dedicated to the African American experience. Founded in 1965 by Detroit obstetrician Dr. Charles Wright and a racially-integrated group of community members, the 125,000-square foot museum is located in the heart of Midtown Detroit's Cultural Center, next to the Michigan Science Center and within one block of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Key to the experience is And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture, the 22,000-square foot, interactive core exhibit, which attracts and enthralls thousands of visitors per year. 

To learn about other Black History Month events in and around Detroit, check out this calendar.

The Deal of the Week for February 3, 2015: 10% off purchase at Thrift on the Ave





THRIFT on the AVE offers quality, name brand mid- and high-end women’s fashions in an assortment of sizes and styles to accommodate varying body styles and shapes that can be acquired without sacrificing limited and constrained budgets. Opened in 2014 in Midtown's Auburn building 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. For store information and hours, click here.

The Deal of the Week for January 26, 2015: 15% off lunch or 20% off dinner with OneCard




Located on campus in 5057 Woodward (aka the Maccabees Building), Maccabees at Midtown is the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch. With bistro-style cuisine and affordable prices, Maccabees at Midtown is one of Midtown's tastiest eateries. Whether you're grabbing a bite before a visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts or looking for a spot to host a reception, Maccabees at Midtown has a little something for everyone. Click here for a special deal for Wayne State students, faculty and staff.



The Deal of the Week for January 20, 2015: 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 such as the Mustache Dache. To download a coupon for 10% off your next purchase of shoes and workout apparel, click here.  

The Deal of the Week for January 12, 2015: First week of yoga free for MI residents & students at BE NICE Yoga





Is one of your New Year's resolutions to live a healthier life? BE NICE Yoga is one of several yoga studios serving Detroit. They offer a variety of types of yoga, including Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Hatha. In addition to yoga classes, BE NICE Yoga offers workshops, offsite or "corporate" yoga, private instruction, donation-based classes, pop-up yoga classes, community fund-raising, and teacher training. Part of BE NICE Yoga's mission is to help improve the conditions of the world, especially that of their immediate community. The first week of yoga is free for Michigan residents and Wayne State students. Click here to learn more. 

The Deal of the Week for December 16, 2014: 5% off purchase at University Foods






University Foods has been serving the Midtown community for 35 years. They offer a wide selection of fresh meats, organic produce and dairy products, Michigan and craft beers, and fresh sushi. University Foods also features many Detroit and Michigan-made prooducts. In addition to groceries, they are home to Value Pizzeria and Deli, a small pizza and deli take-out, 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 December 8, 2014: 10% off your purchase at Busted Bra Shop





Looking for something special for that special someone? Try Busted Bra Shop, Detroit's only place for undergarment shopping. The staff at Busted is expertly trained in finding you the perfect fit, and the shop carries undergarments for all body sizes and types. Busted is now open in two locations, one in Midtown in the Park Shelton (15 East Kirby, Suite A), and the second location Downtown in the Penobscot Building (645 Griswold Street, Suite 23). Save 10% on your next purchase by presenting this coupon at either store - but hurry, as the offer ends on January 5, 2015!



Located on the first floor of the historic Fisher Building, Russell's Pharmacy provides convenient shopping in Detroit's New Center. More than just a pharmacy, Russell's offers packaged snacks, drinks, a full line of greeting cards, over-the-counter items, and a variety of small gifts - perfect for stocking stuffers, perhaps? Russell's Pharmacy is open Monday - Saturday, with extended hours during Fisher Theatre performances. Show this coupon the next time you're in the building, and save $2 off a purchase of $10 or more. 

The Deal of the Week for November 24, 2014: Watch America's Thanksgiving Day Parade from the Detroit Historical Museum





Enjoy America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade™ at the Detroit Historical Museum! Join the Detroit Historical Society this Thursday, November 27 from 8 a.m. to noon and get a front row seat to watch your favorite floats, big heads and performances on Woodward Avenue. Get your tickets soon, space is limited! For tickets or more information, call Rita Taub at 313-833-1800. Happy Thanksgiving!

The Deal of the Week for November 17, 2014: 10% off purchase at Midtown Kabob House





Formerly Grace of India, Midtown Kabob House still offers delicious Indian cuisine, but recently added Mediterranean fare to the menu. Located at 4445 Second Ave, Midtown Kabob House is a short walk from main campus, just across the street from the Green Garage and Marcus Market. Midtown Kabob House offers a regular 10% discount to Wayne State students, faculty, and staff through the Show Your One Card & Save program. The next time you're craving favorites such as falafel or curry, check out the Midtown Kabob House.

The Deal of the Week for November 10, 2014: 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, stationary, and apparel which proudly shows off artwork from the DIA collections. With the holidays fast approaching, the DIA Museum Shop is the pefect place to shop local and support the DIA. To save 20% off your next purchase, either online or in-store, click here.

The Deal of the Week for November 3, 2014: $1 off admission at Cinema Detroit





Cinema Detroit is Detroit’s truly independent cinema, delivering an eclectic, quirky and quality mix of contemporary, indie, cult, genre, and classic movies in the heart of the city. Located inside the former Burton International school, Cinema Detroit features a unique setting – possibly the only theater in a former school in the nation – and freshly made popcorn, Faygo soda, and occasionally other locally-made treats. Cinema Detroit is located at 3420 Cass Avenue in Midtown Detroit, just south of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, on the east side of Cass. For a complete listing of showtimes, visit their websiteSave $1 off movie admission by showing your One Card.

The Deal of the Week for October 27, 2014: Free laundry bag with Student Advantage checking account



Urban Partnership Bank opened its first full-service location in Midtown Detroit in 2012. The bank's mission is to make a difference every day: building vibrant urban neighborhoods, promoting economic and environmental sustainability and creating long-term success for its communities and the bank. In addition to offering low-cost financial services to small businesses and non-profit organizations, Urban Partnership Bank provides an array of banking services to individuals in the community, such as special banking for students that includes reduced minimum deposit to open an account, free online and mobile banking, and a free Urban Partnership Bank laundry bag when you show this coupon. To learn more about how to sign up, please visit the bank's Midtown branch at 4830 Cass Avenue. 



The Deal of the Week for October 20, 2014: $5 burritos on Mondays or 15% off total order




Located just south of main campus, Alley Taco is a walk-up taco stand inside the recently renovated Marcus Market. They offer a range of Mexican classics such as tacos, nachos, burritos and quesadillas, with ample options for both carnivores and vegetarians. Present this coupon on Mondays, and get your favorite burrito for just $5, or 15% off your order anytime. You can also log on to GrubHub.com, place your order, and Alley Taco will deliver to your doorstep. 



The Deal of the Week for October 13, 2014: 10% off services or $25 OPI gel polish with OneCard at Serene MediSpa






Located inside the beautiful Park Shelton building, Serene MediSpa opened on Valentine's Day 2014. Owned by Dr. Manisha Mehta, who also has her podiatry practice located next door, Serene MediSpa is a place where men and women can indulge in manicures and pedicures in a relaxed and soothing environment with an emphasis on cleanliness and hand/foot health. Appointments are strongly recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Check out Serene MediSpa's Facebook page for hours and more information, and click here to receive 10% off services or a $25 OPI gel polish. 



The Deal of the Week for October 6, 2014: 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 and Magic Stick, 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 September 29, 2014: Purchase a $37 young professional membership and get $11 tickets all season long









37 or under? Be part of the next generation of DSO Patrons. Join for just $37 and get instant access to $11 Classical, Pops, Jazz and Mix @ The Max concerts all season long. Your 37eleven Membership includes: 

  • Purchase up to two $11 tickets to Classical, Pops, Paradise Jazz Series, and Mix @ The Max performances all season.
  • Get one free drink per 37eleven Membership on any Thursday evening peformance.
  • Get 10% off dining at our Paradise Lounge and Shop @ The Max, plus discounts with local retail partners.
  • Invitations to exclusive parties and social events, opportunities to interact with DSO musicians, guest artists, conductors, and more!

To purchase your 37eleven membership, go to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's website or visit the box office. 

The Deal of the Week for September 22, 2014: Get a free ride from Uber with code WSUDEAL! 






Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in over 200 cities today, Uber's rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer. To try Uber today and get your first ride free download the Uber app and enter code WSUDEAL to get $25 off your first ride. 


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

Check out the 2014-15 Midtown Deals & Discounts Guide, featuring discounts at 28 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 Lisa Nuszkowski.