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Jsmyers
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Post Number: 1303
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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 2:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I saw this article today:

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs .dll/article?AID=/20051216/NEW S01/512160424/1003/NEWS

I've often thought that Al Wisam would be a great addition to Woodward, now that I've read this I'm sure.

What are some other local businesses that should locate on Woodward between CM and GCP or around CM in the new or planned buildings?

I think a BD's would be a good fit.
Como's and Cheli's are on their way.

What other retail is there like Al Wisam?
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Jsmyers
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Post Number: 1305
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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 3:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

bump

Ok, so it is a little early to bump, but I thought of one more thing.

My big pet-peeve is that it is hard to find local beer in Detroit.

If you go to Kzoo you are drowning in Bell's. Even in little Houghton it is easier to find local stuff than in Detroit.

Why is Canadian, St. Louis, and Milwaukee beer so popular here when there is so much great beer brewed in Michigan (and Cleveland and Chicago).
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Ndavies
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Post Number: 1439
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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 3:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

My big pet-peeve is that it is hard to find local beer in Detroit.




The liquor stores understand their market. Detroit is a big market for mass produced swill. Many uneducated beer drinkers.
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Lurker
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Post Number: 1531
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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 3:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cost Plus in Eastern Market has a good selection of Michigan and International beers.
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Jsmyers
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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 3:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm talking about bars and restaurants, not stores.

But cost plus doesn't really have a good selection of Michigan Beers compared to other places I've been. They've got the international nailed though.

One exception to the rule is Slow's! They have a great tap selection.
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Lurker
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Off the top of my head, Bells is available at The Town Pump, The Majestic and The Well.
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Jsmyers
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Post Number: 1308
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The Town pump usually has 2 Bell's taps, most of the other beer is crap. I haven't been to the Majestic in years, but the other side of the door (bowling alley) only has Stout in bottles. Unfortunately, I've yet to check out the well.

Bookies also has one or taps when I've been there.

You'd be hard pressed to find Arcadia, Founders, Frog Island, Dragonmead, or any other great Michigan beer around town....except at Slows.
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Wmuchris
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Post Number: 110
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Lurker
Those places do have Bells, but usually only Oberon or at most one other Bells Beer.

I'm envisioning a place that is stacked to the rafters with Great Lakes Beers
1 Bells
2) Arcadia
3 Great Lakes Brewery
4) Kraftbrau
5 Founders
so on and so forth to infinity.

But I do agree that a majority of Detroiters are probably not in the market for the microbrews.

Perhaps because they have not been adequatly exposed?????
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Track75
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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 5:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Do Arcadia or Founders sell their Pale Ale in a 40 oz'er? That might be popular (with me) :-) .

Why do the microbrews lag in Detroit? Lessee, $8 for a 6-pack (72 ounces of golden nectar) or 3 40s for $5.49 (120 ounces of yellow beer). I bet you could correlate microbrew sales with higher income, college grads and younger drinkers.
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Wmuchris
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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 5:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tis true
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Lurker
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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 5:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know a place that has every Bell's beer on tap, but it's about a 2 hour drive from lower Woodward.

Did either of you try the Batch 7000 Ale? If so, how was it?
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Jsmyers
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Post Number: 1310
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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 6:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

I know a place that has every Bell's beer on tap, but it's about a 2 hour drive from lower Woodward.




I was there last Saturday. It is a great place.
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Jsmyers
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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 7:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I haven't had a batch ale in a couple of years.

Did get to try Wheat 2 Ale, and hopefully I'll be able to find 4,6,8, and 10 soon. Found out about that a little to late.
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Jsmyers
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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 7:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

But back to retail.

What about some Al Wisamish local retail?
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1953
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Post Number: 636
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Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2005 - 2:02 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Al-Wassam sure makes some UUUUUGLY jackets.
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Blessyouboys
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Post Number: 203
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hmmm, those don't seem to scream Ghetto-Fab
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Broken_main
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Post Number: 540
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1953...I think they are pretty interesting jackets. The artwork is credible in a sense of how to put so many attractions on it. The prices...STEEP. The risk to own...HIGH. I like them but I wouldn't be caught dead in one...better yet, maybe I would be dead.
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Mind_field
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Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2005 - 11:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think Eminem should open up some kind of retail outlet on Woodward specializing in everything Slim Shady/Detroit/8 mile/R+B. What you guys think?
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Huggybear
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Post Number: 103
Registered: 08-2005
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Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2005 - 12:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

The liquor stores understand their market. Detroit is a big market for mass produced swill. Many uneducated beer drinkers.


That's a matter of perspective. I don't think anything produced around here is that far removed from "mass produced swill." :-)
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1953
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Post Number: 637
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Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2005 - 3:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Broken_main....interesting? Yes. Attractive? No.
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Superduperman
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Post Number: 47
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Posted From: 69.242.213.76
Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 2:02 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Al Wissam jackets are a bit gaudy,they seem to scream "Hey look at me!!!" and the markup on those things are ridiculous,I perfer a nice subtle looking leather from either Pelle Pelle or from Sean John

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