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Detroit-based design brand Shinola opens in Tribeca today at 177 Franklin Street. The company started last year—borrowing its name from an American shoe polish brand—and has quickly gained a following for its made in Detroit watches, bicycles, leather goods, and notebooks.
In keeping with the made in America theme, much of the industrial space boasts U.S. production: tables come from Pennsylvania are topped with brass lights from Massachusetts and surrounded by chairs made in Brooklyn. Even the railings and spiral staircase were fabricated by a Greenpoint company. The space will bridge the gap between store and neighborhood hangout with a cafe run by Noho favorite The Smile.
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