Mar01

Got the Winter Blues? Tecumseh’s Got the Answer!

Don’t let the winter blues get you down! Tecumseh invites you take a day and visit our shops, dine in our restaurants, and enjoy the performances at our performing arts theatre.

Shopping & Dining:

Our historic downtown is filled with one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants where you can start and end your day. Visit The Daily Grind for your morning cup of coffee and a muffin or stop by Lev & Son’s Bakery for one of the best donuts in the county!

Stroll the downtown and visit five different antique shops with a wide array of vintage, antique and consignment items, refurbished furniture and home decor. Antiques and Vintage on the Boulevard, Tecumseh Antiques and More, Hathaway Antique Emporium, 2 Thrifty Gypsies and What a Find!, are sure to have what you need to accent your home. Need some new furniture? Martins Home Center has furniture and appliances as well as home decor and tools.

Hopscotch Kids is a great place to bring the kids for educational toys to challenge their mind. J-Bar Hobbies has something for everyone from ages 2 to 92, from trains & models cars to collector dolls and doll houses. The Doll Cottage has dolls and kids toys as well.

Wander north & south on Evans Street and discover Tecumseh Coins with its large selection of coins for the avid collector, and Michigan Wares stocked with Michigan handmade gift items. Waxhouse Designs has a beautiful selection of handmade jewelry. The Quilt Shop offers quilting classes and a large selection of fabric.

Ready for lunch? The British Tea Garden offers a quaint setting with a menu of quiche, soups, sandwiches and delicious desserts. Basil Boys has pizza, subs and Italian fare… and the BEST breadsticks in town. The Dog House has a huge selection of topping to customize your hot dog just the way you like it, plus sandwiches and a nice assortment of desserts. Craving tacos, enchiladas and burritos? Salsaria’s is ready to serve you!

Great Ideas has a lovely selection of women’s clothing, accessories and scarves. Need some help tying your new scarf? They are happy to show you ways to accent your attire. Need shoes? Tilton and Sons has just what you need to complete your ensemble.

Tecumseh Brewing Company’s selection of craft beer is sure to make everyone take notice. They serve sandwiches made with farm fresh ingredients. If you prefer wine, stop by J.Trees and Pentamere Winery for a tasting. In the mood for delicious cheese? The Boulevard Market has artisan cheese from around the world as well as a selection made in-house. They also carry Peppalo, their own line of special recipe handmade chocolate!

End your day with fine dining at Evans Street Station or a casual family friendly meal at JR’s. Cap it off with a sweet treat from the Spotted Cow ice cream shop.

Tecumseh’s west end has great dining options as well. Brownies Pizza is a wonderful culinary tradition families have been enjoying for years, also offering other delicious menu items. Enjoy Italian cuisine at Sal’s or stop by the Tecumseh Big Boy or Oriental Sizzling where they are also ready to serve up some yummy delights.

Want to spend the night? We have four B&B’s downtown with cozy rooms offering a great place to stay for a girl’s night out or a romantic weekend away from home.

Downtown Events:

Downtown Tecumseh has a new event on St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17th. Tecumseh’s A Pot of Gold… Customers can visit each downtown merchant and collect a gold coin. Collect 15 coins and redeem them for an item, a discount or a coupon on whatever special your favorite merchant is offering. Visit downtowntecumseh.com for details.

Arts & Entertainment:

The Tecumseh Center for the Arts located at 400 N. Maumee St. has many winter performances to entertain you as we wait for spring to arrive. The Tecumseh Kiwanis Club offers “America’s Grand Canyon” with film maker Dale Johnson on Tuesday, March 8th, at 7:30 pm. The Tecumseh Youth Theater presents The Wedding Singer on Friday, March 11-Sunday, March 13th.

Humming House will perform on March 19th at 7:30 pm. This quintet threads together Music City’s folk, soul, and bluegrass legacies through inspirational songwriting and musical melodies. Their acoustic instrumentation of mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar and bass creates the perfect balance of rousing energy and nuanced arrangements creating a musical revelry you don’t want to miss.

Visit thetca.org or call the friendly staff at the TCA at 517-423-6617 for details of these and other upcoming events.

Food & Fun:

The March Mingle sponsored by Communities in School of the Tecumseh Area fundraiser event will be a “Luau” theme and take place on March 12th from 6 to 10 pm at the AJ Smith Recreation Center. The March Mingle highlights area restaurants offering a vast array of food samplings. Prizes are awarded for the best costume! Join us for great food, the silent auction and an evening of fun!

Craft Show:

The Tecumseh Parks & Recreation Department is hosting the 3rd annual Tecumseh Spring Craft Show from 8 am to 3 pm on Saturday, March 19th at the A.J. Smith Recreation Center. The show will feature handmade crafts, from wood carvings and photography to whimsical gift ideas and seasonal decorations, and everything in between. No resale or catalog merchandise will be sold. Admission is $3; children 5 and under are free, please no strollers. Call 517-423-5602 for information.

Article Submitted by:

Linda Hewlett

City of Tecumseh Marketing Coordinator

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