How An Old Post Office On Detroit’s East Side Found A New, Crafty Chapter


Over in Marlborough and Kercheval is an old 1940s post office that you might consider an unlikely location for a Detroit retail and manufacturing success story.

After all, it’s only a few blocks from Grosse Pointe and has a huge automobile plant between it and the trendy West Village and Indian Village.

But the duo behind Mutual Adoration, Wayne Maki and Clare Fox, makes the 10,000 square meter craft, class, creation and retail space called Post Detroit work.

So I thought it would be good to check with them to see what we could all learn from their activities in the east corner of Jefferson-Chalmers, Detroit.

Below is a gallery and they have a pretty nice event this weekend.

The Textile Takeover Outdoor Craft Fair, which you can visit on September 14th and 15th.

More than 50 artists and makers will exhibit their works of art and goods at the outdoor art and craft fair and offer them for sale.

During the weekend event, attendees can learn and try different types of arts and crafts techniques such as macrame, natural dyeing, yarn spinning, knitting, marbling, and henna body art. There is food and drink as well as live musical entertainment.

The post office is located in Detroit at 14500 Kercheval and is open Wednesday through Saturday.

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Dusty Kennedy