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Urbānum brings furniture, home decor, and more to New Center

A housewarming party will benefit Humble Design

Another storefront along Woodward Avenue in New Center is now open, bringing with it some much needed retail options for home decor, furniture, and accessories in the city. Urbānum has recently opened along the corridor, one of many new businesses set to open in New Center.

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The store carries a variety of items, from gifts like mugs and candles to larger decorating pieces like light fixtures, custom furniture, and textiles. It’s the only Detroit-area dealer for Regina Andrew Design, and they also carrie selections from Lee Industries furniture, Malouf Z fabrics and bedding, lighting from Visual Comfort & Co., and frames and housewares by Detroit’s Mutual Adoration.

Basically, if you need something to perk up your house, or if you’re making a larger design choice, they have options.

The shop is run by Brigid Beaubien, whose family was one of the first to arrive with Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac on the (now) Detroit shores in 1701. Brigid and her husband, Tim Costello, also run 8 Degrees Plato in Midtown and Ferndale.

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“Creating a sense of home is one of the most important feelings in the world. We want our customers to have the ability to express themselves in their own homes, in their own way, to create a feeling of comfort and hospitality,” said Beaubien.

The shop will host a grand opening party Wednesday, October 24 from 5:30 to 8:30. The party will benefit Humble Design, which helps families transition out of homelessness in part by providing decor and furniture. The public is welcome to attend the event, but they should register.

Urbānum is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.