Downtown Detroit winter markets returning; here's what will be there

Posted at 2:18 PM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 14:25:21-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The popular winter markets in downtown Detroit are returning once again this winter, as will Cadillac Lodge.

According to Bedrock, the markets and lodge will begin in Cadillac Square on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

“This season, we will be working with an eclectic mix of small businesses offering products that truly have something for everyone to enjoy,” said Francesca George, Bedrock’s Director of Experience. “The Downtown Detroit Markets have proven themselves to be a successful platform for local entrepreneurs to test out the downtown retail scene - and we know this season will be the best one yet. As downtown Detroit continues to establish itself as a retail and entertainment destination, Bedrock stays committed to developing innovative ways to support local talent while creating unique experiences in the city.”

The markets and lodge are funded by the Quicken Loans Community Foundation. They draw thousands of people every winter to the area.

The Cadillac Lodge will once again provide an area for people to warm up, enjoy some drinks, games and much more.

On top of that, family-owned nursery Greystone Gardens will be selling Christmas trees, wreaths and holiday greenery during the winter.

"Year after year, the Downtown Detroit Markets have supported inclusivity, vibrancy and resiliency all across the city by building connections between local entrepreneurs and the growing retail market in downtown Detroit,” said Laura Grannemann, Vice President of Strategic Investments for the Quicken Loans Community Fund. “These markets are not only a unique opportunity for Detroit businesses, but also a beautiful, festive space for all to come together throughout the holiday season.”

The markets will be open Wednesday-Sunday every week. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Cadillac Lodge will also be open on Wednesday through Sunday. Hours are 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

The shops at the markets will include:

Awanya - Ethnic textiles, couture and home décor that is sustainably crafted with hand-dyed fabric from West Africa.
Detroit Fiber Works - Originally located on Livernois’ Avenue of Fashion, the company sells a collection of one-of-a-kind fiber artwork made by Detroit artists.
Dutton Farm Market - High-quality natural bath and body care products made in an integrated workplace by adults with developmental disabilities.
Ferosh Chick - Lifestyle clothing brand curated with modern boho fashion and young contemporary styles committed to quality, uniqueness and affordability.
Inkcourage - Temporary tattoos, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, buttons and stickers that feature words of encouragement.
KaraLyn Street - Stylish and effortless handmade jewelry for the everyday busy woman.
Lush Yummies Pie Co. - Award winning pie cups and cookies filled with rich butter and fresh fruit from Michigan farms.
Makamashi - Handcrafted home goods imported from Morocco including pillows, rugs, wicker baskets, lampshades, ceramic bowls, cotton towels and more.
Mongers' Provisions - A collection of artisan cheeses, cured meats, locally made jam and craft chocolate bars.
SMPLFD - Streetwear brand specializing in wearables, merchandise, accessories and graphic design for all genders and ages.
The Vintage Wick - Luxury candles with all-natural, vegan, hand-poured wax displayed in beautiful vintage glassware as well as smudge sticks and charcoal based incense.
Wild Little Fawns - Clothing and accessories fit for the organic, vintage and whimsical lifestyle of modern parents andtheir children.
3Dogs1Cat - Urban pet shoppe with products ranging from pet apparel, collars, toys, snacks and home décor forthe conscious pet lover.

The Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day Market provides winners of the annual entrepreneurship competition the opportunity to offer their products as part of the Quicken Loans Community Fund’s continued investment in their success.

Detroit Dough - Pre-packaged edible cookie dough made in a multitude of flavors.
Eli Tea - Ethically sourced loose-leaf tea accompanied with specialty tea pots and gift sets.
Good Cakes & Bakes - Gourmet baked goods made with local and organic ingredients sold both individually and in holiday gift baskets.
Healthy Roots Dolls - Dolls created to empower young girls by representing the beauty in diversity.