7 Businesses Hosting Democratic Primary Election Events and Specials

Don’t forget to grab an ”I Voted” sticker on March 10
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From food and drink deals to all-night parties, a number of local businesses are celebrating the Democratic primary election in Michigan. Here are seven metro Detroit happenings to put on your radar.

Commonwealth Cafe

Stop by this Birmingham eatery on Election Day and show off your “I Voted” sticker for $1 off a cup of coffee. Commonwealth’s blends are roasted in house, and some options include the toffee, sweet, bread and maple syrup-forward All Day Drip and the Maru Admasu, an Ethiopian blend that features sweet tarts, stone fruit, and mango flavors. Commonwealth Cafe, 300 Hamilton Row, Birmingham; 248-792-9766; gocommonwealth.com

Thistle & Bess

Known for its uniquely curated selection of jewelry, apothecary items, home goods, and accessories, the charming Ann Arbor boutique is encouraging its shoppers to participate in the primary election by offering a 15% discount to those who stop by with their “I Voted” sticker on March 10. Thistle & Bess, 222 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-369-6092;  thistleandbess.com

Public Thrift

This thrift shop is honoring the Michigan primary election with a live performance by local musician Sophiyah E. and great deals on in-store items. Stop by from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on March 10 to shop from 500 new items in the store. The $5 entry fee automatically qualifies guests for two in-store items, and there will be a number of $1 shopping bins. Drinks and snacks will be provided, and shoppers can even watch the election results roll in from the shop. Public Thrift, 1620 Michigan Ave., Detroit; facebook.com/detroitpublicthrift/

Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea

Get your dose of morning or mid-afternoon energy with Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea in Canton. Stop by after voting to show off your “I Voted” sticker to get a single brewed coffee for $1, or get $1 off any beverage of your choice. Choose from some of Sweetwaters’ more popular drinks such as a caramel latte and green tea. Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea, 302 N. Canton Center Road, Canton; 734-335-3834; sweetwaterscafe.com

Elephant Room Detroit

Elephant Room’s Rock The Vote party is working up to be quite the voter registration event. Along with information tables where guests can check their registration status and ask questions about the 2020 U.S. Census, the Detroit spot will serve up patriotic drink specials to those with an “I Voted Sticker.” Music is provided courtesy of DJ Mean Dean and DJ Thornstryker, and American-themed attire is encouraged. The Elephant Room, 439 E. Congress, Detroit; 313-888-9966; elephantroomdetroit.com

Marble Bar

From 8 p.m. to 2 p.m. on March 10, Marble Bar is transforming into a Dance for Democracy party. Watch the election results roll in while listening to special guest DJs, including the legendary Derrick May, along with support from Haute to Death, Charles Trees, Father Dukes, and Mike Meadow. Entry is free with an “I Voted” sticker and $5 without. Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St., Detroit; 313-338-3674; facebook.com/marblebardetroit

The Inn Place

The Greater Royal Oak Democratic Club is hosting a post-primary Karaoke Bar Night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on March 12. Held at The Inn Place, guests are encouraged to arrive earlier if they want to engage in conversation before the drinks and tunes start rolling. The Inn Place Bar & Grill, 917 N. Main St., Royal Oak; roadc.com

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