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Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau: How to Spend a Day in Wayne County

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from the Visit Detroit blog:

What’s the attraction(s)?
You’ll find metro Detroit’s most popular tourism attraction, The Henry Ford, located in Wayne County—Dearborn, to be exact. The Henry Ford consists of the expansive Henry Ford Museum, The Henry Ford Giant Screen Experience, the outdoor Greenfield Village (open seasonally April through December) and the Ford Rouge Factory Tour. Visitors come from all over the world to tour the museum and village, which bring 300 years of American history and innovation to life. A tour of the Ford Rouge Factory, where the Ford F-150 pickup truck is produced, offers a glimpse of American auto manufacturing in action. These attractions on their own can easily fill your whole day. But wait, there’s more…

The Arab American National Museum marked its 10th anniversary in 2016. A new 4,700 square foot addition was a great way to celebrate. This is the only museum in the United States that tells the story and celebrates the contributions of Arab Americans.

Eat It Up
Speaking of Arab American contributions, you’ll find some of the most authentic and delicious Middle Eastern cuisine around in restaurants and bakeries along Dearborn’s Warren Avenue. Detroit’s landmark Dakota Inn Rathskeller has been serving up German fare with a side of entertainment for more than 80 years. And Giovanni’s Ristorante, a Detroit staple for Italian food since 1968, is worth the trip for house made pasta and fresh seafood in an intimate atmosphere.

Shop Around
Fun and unique places to shop in Wayne County include The Glass Academy, a working artist studio that sells both functional glassware and glass sculptures. Reality TV fans may want to visit American Jewelry and Loan, the setting of “Hardcore Pawn.” Michigan’s only IKEA store is located in Canton. And Fairlane Town Center in Dearborn is a large shopping mall full of national retailers.

Read the full article at the Visit Detroit blog!




American Jewelry and Loan–Celebrate the Season of Giving

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American Jewelry and Loan is committed to the communities we serve. As you may know, we have a proud history of supporting community partners in the cities where our stores are located, including the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy.

At our Hazel Park location, we’re collecting NEW hats, gloves, mittens, and other winter gear for Hazel Park Schools.

At our Pontiac location, we are collecting new unopened personal hygiene products such as shampoo, baby wipes, soap, etc. to benefit Oakland Hope.

We’ll be collecting these items throughout the holiday season and beyond. Your contribution can be dropped off during our regular business hours, Monday – Saturday 9:30am until 6pm.


EO Detroit at American Jewelry and Loan

EO Detroit: In the Boardroom with Les and Seth Gold

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Les and Seth recently hosted Entrepreneurs from EO Detroit to hear their story and tour American Jewelry and Loan’s Detroit store.


Community Partnership: Jalen Rose Leadership Academy

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Les and Seth Gold, on behalf of the entire team at American Jewelry and Loan, are proud to celebrate their partnership with the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy

Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA) is an open enrollment, public charter high school on the northwest side of Detroit, a stone’s throw from their iconic Detroit store. We’ve enjoyed hosting TWO interns, Greg and Jalen, who have worked with us summer of 2016.

The Academy began its first academic year in September 2011 and currently serves over 400 ninth through twelfth grade scholars from metro-Detroit. JRLA provides a leadership-focused education that engages and inspires youth to achieve at the rigorous level necessary to ultimately graduate with a college degree.  Scholars are provided with an authentic academic experience which builds both the skill and will necessary to be successful in high school and beyond.  Immersed in the culture of college, scholars will not only receive extensive college exposure via university tours, but also be required to pass at least one Advanced Placement course to assist in a seamless transition into college.  JRLA is a 9-16 model where scholars are supported not only through high school graduation, but through college graduation via our College Success team that works to coordinate success for current scholars and alumni.

UPDATE: See Les Gold competing on behalf of JRLA on Food Network’s Chopped!



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Welcome Dream Cruisers!

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from Seth’s blog: Every year, Detroit rolls out the red carpet for muscle car enthusiasts from all over the world to attend the Woodward Dream Cruise.

Most people know that my dad and I love cars (I talked about my taste in cars with Motor Trend and one of Les’ restorations was featured in Car and Driver). But one of our favorite parts of the Woodward Dream Cruise is the opportunity to meet new customers from all over the world.

In town for the Woodward Dream Cruise? Stop by, we’d love to see you — Welcome to Detroit! [Read more at]

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Discover The D Hometown Tourist Day

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Be sure to stop by Campus Martius Park on May 6 for the Discover The D Hometown Tourist Day–Les and Seth will be there! Find out about exciting attractions and events right in your backyard. Representatives from local hotels, restaurants and attractions will be on hand giving out information and coupons for you to get out and experience The D. Don’t miss the chance to win hometown tourism packages, including stays at metro Detroit hotels, restaurant gift cards and passes to local attractions. It is time for you to Discover The D!

This event is hosted by the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, for more information go to or call 313-202-1800.

Hours 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
American Jewelry & Loan at NAIAS

Meet Les and Seth at NAIAS

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Bring your jewelry items for appraisal to the NAIAS Channel 7 Family Day on Friday, Jan. 22 and meet Les and Seth Gold from American Jewelry and Loan. Visitors to the show on that day will enjoy live entertainment in Cobo Center’s Atrium from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Dr. OZ, Jesse Palmer from “Good Morning America” and Les and Seth Gold from American Jewelry and Loan. Visit our Facebook page for more information or to RSVP:



Detroit News: Society Confidential — Local Celebs get BLINGED

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[From the Detroit News] : The Gold family is always thinking of something more to promote their flourishing American Jewelry and Loan business. Here’s the latest: Calling all local celebs who want to get blinged out for any special red carpet events during the NAIAS. Yep, Les or Seth Gold will hook you up with the loan of a watch, cufflinks, earrings, necklaces or whatever you want to wear. Hmmm. Wouldn’t happen to have a Patek Philippe Platinum, would you?

Read the original article here.