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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 May 8, 2017: 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 WSU students, faculty and staff who show their OneCard. View the list of 100+ participating businesses on the Show Your One Card & Save page for details. Or use Larky's website, FREE mobile app and GPS technology to access the list and receive alerts on your smart phone. 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 May 1, 2017: Rainbow Child Care Center Coming Soon to Midtown

Looking for a high-quality early education in Midtown? Rainbow Child Care Center is pleased to announce your family's future "home away from home" in greater Downtown with the development of a brand new center at the corner of Mack and Brush. With plans to open its doors in 2018, this state-of-the-art facility will provide a safe, nurturing and educational environment for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Want to learn more? Visit rainbowccc.com/Detroit for more information.

The Deal of the Week for April 24, 2017: Free Crack Fries with Any Purchase

HopCat Detroit offers Michigan's largest tap selection, as well as scratch-made burgers, sandwiches and wraps, and award-winning crack fries (named for the signature cracked black pepper seasoning). Located on Woodward in Midtown, HopCat is also home to the Huma Room, a special events venue with room for parties of up to 400 or more. Bring in a hard copy of HopCat's Midtown Deals & Discounts Guide ad and receive free crack fries with any purchase! Copies of the Midtown Deals & Discounts Guide can be found on magazine racks around campus.

The Deal of the Week for April 17, 2017: 10% Off at La Palma

La Palma offers delicious, healthy and fresh Mediterranean fare, including vegetarian and halal dishes, fresh juices and smoothies. Located at the corner of E Canfield and John R, La Palma is within walking distance of Wayne State's Main and Medical Campuses. Dine-in to soak up the ambiance, or order ahead and pick up your favorite menu items. Delivery and catering are also available. Wayne State students and employees save 10% off when you Show Your One Card and Save

The Deal of the Week for April 10, 2017: Avalon Now Accepts One Cards!

Avalon International Breads has been baking bread and building community in Midtown since 1997. Located on Willis between Cass and Second Avenues, Avalon's flagship store offers artisan breads, cookies and baked goods, a full coffee bar, and grab and go meal options—including quiches, sandwiches, salads and hand pies—seven days a week. The Midtown location accepts One Cards, and Wayne State students and employees save 10% on bread and baked goods on Wednesdays when you Show Your One Card & Save

The Deal of the Week for April 3, 2017: Free Tours and Checklists from DXF

Interested in learning more about Detroit? The Detroit Experience Factory (DXF) has you covered. DXF offers interactive experiences and innovative resources to help newcomers and locals alike get more connected to people, places and projects in the city. Stop by the DXF Welcome Center on Monroe in Downtown with any and all Detroit inquiries, or sign up for one of DXF's free downtown walking tours or paid "Downtown & Beyond" bus tours. Looking to change-up your lunch routine? DXF also offers free, local checklists! Click here to download "Downtown Bars & Restaurants". 

The Deal of the Week for March 27, 2017: 10% Off at La Feria

Each April, Spain hosts a week long spring festival called "la Feria de abril" during which people flock to Seville to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Spain. Lucky for Midtown, La Feria (the restaurant) brings the joy of Spain to metro Detroit all year long. La Feria, located on Cass between Willis and Alexandrine, is open for lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. Try one of their famous hot or cold tapas and enjoy 10% off your bill when you Show Your One Card and Save

The Deal of the Week for March 20, 2017: Discounted Zipcar Memberships

Zipcar is the world's largest car sharing and car club service. Apply in the app and drive in minutes, or apply online. Once approved, Zipcar will send you a Zipcard to access vehicles worldwide, including 25 on Wayne State's Main and Medical Campuses. Wayne State students and employees receive discounted memberships ($15 for students and $25 for employees). Go to Zipcar.com/Wayne to learn more.

The Deal of the Week for March 13, 2017: 10% Off Catering at Chiqui 

Chiqui, Midtown's newest taqueria, offers chef-crafted Mexican classics made with fresh ingredients and bold flavors. Located inside the Detroit Medical Center (3990 John R.), Chiqui is just a five minute walk from Wayne State's Medical Campus. Stop in and build your own burrito, burrito bowl, quesadilla, tacos, nachos or salad, or choose from among the chef's specialities. Hosting a meeting or a party? Chiqui caters! Reference this coupon to recieve 10% off your first catering order.

The Deal of the Week for March 6, 2017: 20% Off at Detroit Hardware Co.

Located on Woodward one block south of Grand Blvd, Detroit Hardware Co. has been serving the Midtown and North End communities since 1924. Family owned and operated, Detroit Hardware Co. is known for its expertise and extensive inventory of quality hardware, plumbing and electrical supplies, custom paints, garden supplies, housewares and more. Stop in and save 20% off your purchase of $25 or more when you bring this coupon (excludes power tools).

The Deal of the Week for February 27, 2017: Discounted WSU Theatre and Dance Tickets

Wayne State University's Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance offers a diverse and engaging line up of performances at its Hilberry, Bonstelle, Studie and Allesee Dance Theatres. Upcoming performances include William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" and "Legally Blonde the Musical". Purchase tickets online or by calling the main box office at (313) 577-2972. Wayne State students, employees and alumni can purchase discounted tickets in advance and $10 day-of performance tickets.

The Deal of the Week for February 20, 2017: Save 10% at The Black Dress

The Black Dress, a women's apparel and accessories boutique in Midtown, is the perfect place to find a special occasion dress. Located at 87 W. 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 and employees save 10% off your purchase when you Show Your One Card & Save.

The Deal of the Week for February 13, 2017: Save 10% at Half Time Cafe

Located inside Wayne State's Medical Education Commons, Half Time Cafe serves up quick and fresh food on campus from 8:00a-5:00p on weekdays. Menu items include breakfast wraps, deli sandwiches, macaroni and cheese and soups, hearty bean and grain salads, Caribou Coffee, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and to-go snacks such as pistachios and granola bars. Wayne State One Card holders save 10% with this coupon.

The Deal of the Week for February 6, 2017: Save 15% at Mario's Italian Restaurant

Mario's Italian Restaurant has been a Midtown staple since 1948. Located on Second between Willis and Alexandrine, Mario's boasts a warm and sophisticated atmosphere and traditional Italian cuisine. In addition, Mario's offers ballroom dancing on Friday and Saturday nights, and complimentary shuttle service to events in greater Downtown. Wayne State students and employees recieve 15% off your bill when you Show Your One Card and Save

The Deal of the Week for January 30, 2017: Get Rolling with the Downtown Detroit Bike Shop

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The Downtown Bike Shops, located in Midtown and Ferndale, take pride in being Metro Detroit's friendliest and most fun bike shops. They're also the only shops in the area that put an emphasis on Fixed Gear Freestyle, Commuter and Bike Polo cycles and accessories. In addition to offering both new and used bikes, the Downtown Bike Shops offer bike parts and accessories, and repair services. Stop by the Midtown location and they'll help you get (or keep) rolling!

 The Deal of the Week for January 23, 2017: Save 10% on Shoes and Workout Apparel at RUNdetroit

RUNdetroit is a locally owned, full-service running store located on Canfield between Cass and Second in Midtown. 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 achieve your fitness goals. RUNdetroit also organizes several group runs and special events. Wayne State students and employees, save 10% on shoes and workout apparel when you Show Your One Card and Save!

The Deal of the Week for January 16, 2017: 10 Days for $10 at Bikram Yoga Midtown

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Is a healthier 2017 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, Detroit's Bikram Yoga 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 10 days for $10 or one month of unlimited yoga for only $39 (new students only).

The Deal of the Week for January 9, 2017: Tour de Troit's FREE MLK Memorial Ride

Tour de Troit promotes and encourages bicycling and bicycle safety through education, public events, and collaboration with community and government organizations. The Tour de Troit, Michigan's largest cycling event, raises awareness of biking as a mode of transportation and publicizes the city's growing greenways network. Tour de Troit also produces and supports other events including the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bike Ride. Click here to register for this FREE 10 mile ride that begins and ends at Wayne State's McGregor Memorial Conference Center.

The Deal of the Week for December 19, 2016: 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 December 5, 2016: Free Admission to the DIA

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The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has been a beacon of culture for the Detroit area for well over a century. Founded in 1885, the museum now includes more than 100 galleries and 60,000 pieces. In addition to an extensive and diverse collection, the museum houses a 1,150-seat auditorium, home of the Detroit Film Theatre, a 380-seat lecture/recital hall, an art reference library, and state-of-the-art conservation services laboratory. The museum's Kresge Court is a great place to study, grab lunch with a colleague, or meet a friend for a drink before Friday Night Live! Admission to the DIA is always free for Wayne State students, and employees who reside in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties. 

The Deal of the Week for November 28, 2016: 10% Off at Busted Bra Shop

Looking to treat yourself? Try Busted Bra Shop, Detroit's only place for undergarment shopping! The professional and knowledgeable staff at Busted is trained in finding you the perfect fit, and the shop carries undergarments for all body shapes and sizes (A-N cups, 26-56 band). Busted is located inside the historic Park Shelton (15 E. Kirby, Suite A), across from the Detroit Institute of Arts. 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 November 21, 2016: Save at Sgt. Pepperoni's and the Garden Bowl


The Majestic Theatre Complex has been a Detroit staple for more than 100 years. In addition to concert space at the Majestic Theatre, the Complex is home to the Garden Bowl, America's oldest active bowling alley, and Sgt. Pepperoni's Pizzeria and Deliwhere Wayne State students and employees save 10% on pizza and sandwiches, fresh salads, and late night bites. Stop by the Garden Bowl after 9p on Mondays, for a slice of pizza, a beer, and an hour of bowling, all for only $7, or after 5p on Thursdays when happy hour deals are extended until 9p. 

The Deal of the Week for November 14, 2016: 10% Off 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. 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. Save 10% on your next purchase when you Show Your One Card & Save at Source Booksellers. 

The Deal of the Week for November 7, 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 the holidays around the corner, Flo Boutique's selection of funky, eclectic, and unique clothing and accessories is the perfect place to shop for something special for you and a friend. Click here to download a coupon for 10% off one item, or look for a 2016-17 Midtown Deals & Discounts Guide on newsstands around campus. 

The Deal of the Week for October 31, 2016: Free Admission to the Detroit Historical Museum

Since 1921, the Detroit Historical Society has been dedicated to ensuring that the history of our region is preserved so 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 at Woodward and Kirby, 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, the Detroit Historical Society 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 October 24, 2016: 10% Off at Tony V's Tavern

Looking for a casual spot to gather with friends, family, and co-workers? Look no further than Tony V's Tavern! Located right off campus at 5756 Cass, Tony V's specializes in New York style pizza. The large menu also features delicious burgers, sandwiches, salads and drinks. Tony V's offers space for large parties, events and, if you're sports fan, all your gameday needs. To save 10% on your next visit, bring in this coupon from the 2016-17 Midtown Deals & Discounts Guide

The Deal of the Week for October 17, 2016: 30% Off Dine-In and Carry-Out Orders 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 30% off dine-in and carry-out orders or 20% off catering. Plus, Wayne State students and employees, show your One Card and save 10% every day. 

The Deal of the Week for October 10, 2016: Free House-Baked Cookie at Mac n' Brewz!

Sweet Lorraine's Fabulous Mac n' Brewz! offers more than a dozen varieties of mac n' cheez, plus soups, salads and wraps, all of which are made fresh-to-order in only three minutes. Open seven days a week, Sweet Lorraine's Fabulous Mac n' Brewz! is located at the corner of Warren and Cass Avenues, directly across from Old Main on Wayne State's main campus. Stop in and try the Classic Mac n' Cheez, plus enticing flavor combinations like Cajun Shrimp Mac, Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheeseburger Mac. Bring in this coupon and receive a free house-baked cookie with the purchase of any salad, sandwich or mac n' cheese!

The Deal of the Week for October 3, 2016: 10% Off at DeVries & Co.

The DeVries family has been serving up specialty foods in Detroit's Eastern Market neighborhood since 1887. In addition to more than 200 cheeses, a variety of locally-made products, and fresh-baked goods, DeVries & Co. offers everyday foods such as milk and eggs. Open Tuesday-Saturday, DeVries and Co. is less than a 15 minute bike ride and 10 minute drive from Wayne State's main and medical school campuses. Bring in this coupon and receive 10% off your next purchase. Plus, Wayne State students and employees, show your One Card and save 10% every Tuesday-Friday. 

The Deal of the Week for September 26, 2016: 10% Off 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, 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. Show your One Card and Save 10% off your purchase on Mondays! 

The Deal of the Week for September 19, 2016: 10% Off All Services and Accesssories at Wheelhouse

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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 now has two locations: 1340 E. Atwater St. on Detroit's riverfront and 9401 Jos. Campau in Hamtramck. Wayne State students, faculty and staff, save 10% off all services and bicycle accessories when you Show Your One Card & Save

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

Check out the 2016-2017 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 Emily Thompson.  

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