Toast of the Town … 2/1/13

Yes, that is a chair.


When it comes to good food and great times, Hamtramck has plenty to offer. In this column, we’ll talk about what’s happening at our bars, restaurants and other events that can be found throughout the city.

By Charles Sercombe

Now here’s a novel idea on how to raise money.

Recycled Treasurers, located on the northend of Jos. Campau, hosted a “Chair Affair” on Saturday which featured several old chairs refurbished by local artists.

There was plenty of imagination and whimsy at work. Tons of local folks turned out, and they had a blast looking over the chairs and taking a tour through Recycled Treasurers, which is jammed with all sorts of things.

Tools, clothes, books, electronics, furniture … you name it, it’s here, and all for dirt cheap prices.

Toast ran into Mayor Karen Majewski and her husband, Matt. The mayor was chuckling over an album cover of an obscure Latin singer with abnormally dyed blond hair.

Guests also got to sample a taste of Hamtramck, which is basically a sample of cuisine from around the world.

A treasure for everyone at Recycled Treasures


The event was held to raise money for the non-profit. Recycled Treasurers is not only a resale shop, it also donates clothing and mattresses and other items to those in need.

At the end of the evening those attending bid on the chairs. Catrina Stackpoole, a former city councilmember here and the director of Recycled Treasures, declined to say how much was raised but by the tone of her voice it sounded like a good amount.

As for the proceeds, she said it will allow her non-profit to continue on with its good work.

“This way we can help people in trouble,” Stackpoole said.



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