Urbanum home decor store to open in Detroit's New Center in spring

Oct 13

7:39 AM

By Chris Hughes

Tagged: New Center

By Tyler Clifford - Crain's Business Detroit

(Excerpt)

A retired Detroit teacher is learning a new lesson: How to be a solo shopkeeper.

Brigid Beaubien, who co-owns the 8 Degrees Plato Beer Co. beer stores with her husband, plans to open Urbānum, a home décor essentials store, in Detroit's New Center area in the spring.

The space at 6545 Woodward Ave. was previously home to Hi-Fashion Ladies Wear.

Beaubien said it's been a long time since the city has seen a store that will combine the products that her store will offer.

"I'm combining an industry with the warmth and comfort of found objects. It will carry a lot of modern pieces, but also really high quality antiques.," said Beaubien, a descendant of one of Detroit's first families. "It will be a juxtaposition of both old and new, and ideally capture the essence of what's Detroit."

Read more about Urbānum HERE