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Clawson store giving away $1,000 if you can come up with winning jingle

Posted at 4:22 PM, May 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-16 16:22:13-04

CLAWSON, Mich. (WXYZ) — "We are a 15,000 square-foot Mecca of shopping! We are a lifestyle store: we sell furniture and gifts and clothes and decorative accessories in a vintage roller skating rink," says Mary Liz Curtin, owner of Leon & Lulu in Clawson.

In the last 14 years, they've given many local makers their start and hosted many live events, over 80 just last year, so they've had to make big adjustments in recent weeks!

For the first time since opening in 2006, Leon & Lulu has what owner Mary Liz Curtin calls a low tech E-commerce site.

"You can shop online, choose what you want and then you call us and tell us or you send us and email and we ring it up," says Curtin.

With a uniquely curated and plentiful inventory, they’ve created themed gift boxes to make shopping easier.

"We have games, we’ve got gift boxes for people of all interests, because its a great way to send a 'Hello, I love you, I’m thinking about you' to someone across the country or down the street," says Curtin.

They are offering curbside pick up, shipping and delivery.

Because they do their own deliveries, and own the restaurant next door Three Cats Cafe, they can offer a unique service.

"We can deliver gifts along with a meal!"

"Matt Prentis our wonderful chef has designed a series of menus that are designed to travel and reheat," says Curtin.

And right now, they are holding a big contest, giving away $1000!

"We have started the Leon & Lulu jingle contest!"

You have until mid-June to submit a jingle up to two minutes long. There’s a great prize for the winner!

"A big box of Leon and Lulu loot, dinner for four at Three Cats Cafe and $1000 U.S. money," says Curtin.

And of course bragging rights.

"It puts you in the same place as Barry Manilow, Randy Newman and the Leon and Lulu jingle writer, all the same," says Curtin.

Enter to win here.

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