made in the 216

One of my favorite events held by my favorite store owner is back and taking over the neighborhood. It’s the increasingly popular Made in the 216 event at Room Service which highlights the many talented designers that choose to stay in Cleveland and build their businesses here.

The show features a wide variety of creations including menswear, jewelry, T-shirts, stationary, photography, screenprints, household goods, furniture and music. The Cleveland-based creators represent all levels of entrepreneurship, from the craft circuit, to etsy shops, to international sales.

The event, which will be held June 26 – 27, is truly growing and can no longer stay confined to Danielle’s cozy 600 square-foot shop. This year, Danielle is utilizing several empty storefronts near her store and will set up mini shops, in addition to her main storefront. There will also be 10 bands playing at different locations.

If you haven’t been to Room Service, or explored the Gordon Square Arts District within the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood itself, this is a perfect opportunity to do it. Room Service, as well as neighboring DuoHome, are two wonderful stores that we are lucky to have – and I’m not saying that because Danielle is a friend of mine but because I just love everything she carries and her style (Natalie is the envy of all her friends with her super cute bibs and onesies thanks to the previous 216 event). We plan on going again this year and taking Natalie, then heading over to Luxe for another favorite of mine (Luxe opens at 4 p.m. on Saturdays). Shopping then a late lunch/early dinner, what a perfect Saturday!


  1. Allison M.
    Posted June 3, 2009 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    will be out of town for a wedding in Pittsburgh so I'm mad I can't attend.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted June 6, 2009 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    If you like Room Service you should check out Simply Charming on Lee Rd. next to Stone Oven.