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    Santa kicks off gift giving season with a trip to local merchants

    The Christmas countdown is on. When you are making your list and checking it twice don’t forget to stop by some of the businesses in Wayne for you holiday needs. The City of Wayne has some unique places with business owners and employees who are happy to offer fast and friendly customer service.

    The Wayne business community is committed to Wayne, its residents and its success. If you are still looking for some of the holiday gifts you need, please consider one of these local Wayne businesses.

    Wayne Exchange –

    Are you looking for the perfect gift for that special someone? Wayne Exchange, 32413 Michigan Avenue, can fill every Santa’s Christmas bag. They have a great selection of men’s and women’s jewelry including watches. They offer jewelry sizing for a small fee and jewelry cleaning for free. They can also customize jewelry.

    Layaway is available at Wayne Exchange and the terms are flexible. Stop by today and see their movies, cds, TVs, electronics, guitars, tools, household items, computers and gaming systems. All merchandise is in good condition and sold at less than retail prices.

    Call them today at 734-722-2828 to see what they have for you. Their hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Shop at Wayne Exchange and save.

    Jus Shooz –

    If you are looking for a new pair of shoes stop by Jus Shooz, 35002 Michigan Ave. They have a wide selection of men, ladies and children shoes including Nike, Jordan, Adidas, Rockport, Fila, Cole Haan, Polo, K-Swiss, Timberland, Reebok and Kennieth Cole. Their store hours are 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Mon-Sat.

    Lobo Tires –

    Give yourself the gift of car safety this Christmas and make sure you are ready for winter. Lobo Tires at the corner of westbound Michigan Avenue and Cadillac sells new and used tires, rims and accessories. For their customer’s convenience, they have a large selection of tires they keep in stock so they can get vehicles done faster.

    Lobo Tires offers quality service at a great price. Their hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

    ICON Computers –

    Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big box stores and get some personal attention while shopping for electronics? ICON Computers, 35858 Michigan Avenue, is a full service computer repair store. In addition they sell accessories like power supplies, chargers, cases, power cables, mics, keyboards, wireless routers, and a full line of cables and wires.

    ICON does computer repairs, upgrades and sells new and refurbished desktops, laptops, parts and accessories. They also have security camera systems.

    Like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/iconPCsolutions for great specials. Gift certificates are available also.

    Wayne-Westland Parks

    and Recreation –

    Give the gift of health and wellness this Christmas. The Wayne-Westland Community Center, 4635 Howe Road, Wayne, offers gift certificates for massages, training and exercise memberships. The center features a cardio and weight room, exercise classes, a pool with lap swimming, an indoor walking track and an ice rink.

    The Community Center has an abundance of family friendly activities. They will host Lunch with Santa on Dec. 14 and their annual Winterfest Jan. 24 and 25.

    Tried & True –

    Are you looking for a great deal on winter apparel? Tried & True has men’s women’s and kids winter coats in stock at great prices. They also offer great deals on used housewares, DVDs, games, toys and furniture. Located at 35004 Michigan Avenue West. Their hours are Mon. – Sat. 10-7p.m. Don’t forget to use the Dispatch coupon to get 10% off.

    Stay away from the crowds when you need that last minute snack or grocery item for your holiday parties. West Town Market, 4098 Howe Road, is located on the corner of Howe and Forest. Owner Johnny Beshi offers customers a grocery section, beer and wine and Lotto tickets.

    The family friendly convenience store also sells a full line of baby food items and diapers. They now accept WIC and EBT cards. Any customer who buys seven cans of Enfamil powder formula will receive a free box of diapers worth $30.

    This is a great savings for families on WIC because the program does not cover diapers.

    Make sure to check out the coupon for 10% off purchase in this paper.

    Their hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9:30 a.m. to midnight on Sat. and Sun.

    In Focus Eyecare –

    Is it getting harder to see the Christmas lists? Stop by In Focus Eyecare Associates, 35119 E. Michigan Avenue. They are located in the Rite Aid shopping plaza. Dr. Warmuskerken and his staff provide eye exams and testing for children and adults. They accept many insurance plans and have a wide variety of eyeglass options, contacts and accessories. Call them at 734-721-5442 for an appointment.

    JR3s –

    Why not buy local? JR3s, 4502 S. Wayne Road, has many Michigan made products. Owner John Roehrig is proud to have a large selection of Michigan made beer and wine, snacks and pop. What could make a better host or hostess gift? Don’t forget about Lotto tickets and candy, which always make great stocking stuffers.

    JR3s also have coffee, hot chocolate, slushes and energy drinks to help you get through the holiday hustle. Their hours are 6 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday.

    GI Surplus –

    If you are looking for actual military issue items, GI Surplus can help you. They have pocketknives, custom lighters and can customize hats. All 100% American made. GI Surplus also has a large selection of flashlights, military and waterproof boots, backpacks, uniforms, socks and foot powder.

    Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. They are open until 7 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

    US-12 Bar and Grill –

    Looking for a good place with great food to have your office, family or friends holiday get together? US-12 Bar and Grill, 34824 Michigan Avenue, is booking holiday parties now. They have a complete menu of sandwiches, burgers, salads and appetizers as well as several large screen televisions.

    Northside Hardware –

    Christmas shopping at a hardware store? If it is Northside Hardware, 2912 S. Wayne Road, then the answer is yes! In addition to indoor and outdoor Christmas decorations they have everything an amateur or professional home improvement guru might have on their wish list like hand and power tools. They also have a lot of household items like dishes, small appliances and unique kitchen and home items that would make a perfect gift. Don’t forget about home storage and sporting goods too. Their hours are Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.- 9 p.m. and Sun. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Phoenix Theaters State-Wayne –

    Movies make a great gift. Buy local at the Michigan owned and operated Phoenix Theaters State Wayne, 35310 Michigan Avenue. They have gift certificates available that would be a perfect gift for co-workers, friends and family. They also make great stocking stuffers. Don’t forget to take some time and relax with a movie and snacks during the holiday too. For a complete list of show times, visit phoenixmovies.net.

    Henry’s Service Center –

    The holiday season is also a great time to remember that your vehicle might need some attention this winter. Henry’s Service Center, 3041 S. Wayne Road, would be happy to get it ready for winter with an oil change, new tires or brakes or one of the many other services they provide. Their hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Fri. Give them a call to schedule your appointment today at 734-721-8721.


    Avenue Downtown Wayne –

    With an upgraded menu and a patio addition, Avenue Downtown Wayne, 3632 Elizabeth, is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day of holiday shopping. During the month of December they are offering daily drink specials and their menu includes lunch and dinner specials with soups, salads, steaks and much more. They would also like you to celebrate New Year’s with them at their New Year’ Eve Party.


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