Food stands near the Capitol Building in Lansing.
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Shop, Eat & Stay Local

Now more than ever, small businesses in Pure Michigan need your support. By using these resources to shop, eat and stay local, you can help Michigan workers, businesses and communities thrive this season while finding everything you need.

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Our vibrant downtowns are filled with local shops specializing in décor, fashion, pet toys, hardware and more. For the craft beverage lover, Michigan’s beer, wine and spirits can be found throughout the state at brick-and-mortar shops and local grocery stores. If you’re a bibliophile, charming, independent bookstores overflow with page-turning stories and gifts. Don't forget to refuel at Michigan coffee shops and get a bag of beans to enjoy at home. 
Send a delicious meal to loved ones while supporting local restaurants by sharing a gift card or dropping off a carry-out order—or stop in one of Michigan’s delectable candy and fudge shops for a treat. You can also gift a relaxing stay-cation at local lodging options to get a break from the daily routine at home.
 
Find Pure Michigan gifts here

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Many Michigan retailers and restaurants are offering online ordering and curbside pick-up options. Refer to official business websites to learn more. 
Check out these local events from Michigan retailers offering that memorable winter experience.
Brat in to go basket
Discover the Michigan restaurants that are offering takeout, delivery and curbside services. This season, give the gift of a locally-made meal with gift certificates.

Carry Out Michigan →
Man shopping at clothing store.
Michigan's downtowns are filled with charming shops that have everything you're looking for—and more. Find local retail and shopping guides for Michigan's cities and towns.
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We are ready to welcome you to safely shop, eat and stay here in Michigan. Explore the places and businesses that have taken the Pure Michigan Pledge.

The Big Fashion Guy getting a to-go coffee.
Here is a list of some of The Big Fashion Guy's favorite places to eat in Detroit from breakfast to dinner.
Interior seating area at The Butcher's Union
Guest writer Ashely shares a few favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and dessert restaurants in West Michigan.
Interior of a store selling homewares.
Guest writer Tieka shares some wellness tips you can do for yourself this winter, while also supporting and shopping local! 
Explore Local Michigan
Scroll through the slides below to find local events and see what Michigan businesses are doing to keep you safe and healthy this season.
Restaurant Talk with M Live & UTR | Black History Month
Dave Lorenz teams up with Under The Radar to Travel Safely in Pure Michigan
Bellaire | Travel Safely in Pure Michigan
Dave Lorenz teamed up with Under the Radar to travel Michigan as we reopen to safely welcome visitors. Check out their visit to Bellaire in northern Michigan.

Check back often to explore even more destinations throughout Michigan.
Go to School ON Vacation | Travel Safely in Pure Michigan
Dave Lorenz teams up with Under The Radar to Travel Safely in Pure Michigan
Michigan Influencer MyThy Huynh Supports Local
Check out this recipe from Michigan Influencer MyThy -- she sourced ingredients from Hamtramck and Dearborn.

Watch her video as MyThy brings you a firsthand look at how shopping local can benefit your community.  
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