Save Showtime Clothing Detroit

$1,955 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 53 months
Showtime Clothing. A Detroit Instiution since 1989, dressing and supplying gear to international and local bands and entertainers, is faced with closing its doors due to long term construction on Woodward Ave. Despite being in business for over 25 years, Showtime is trying to stay afloat while the M-1 rail construction and all of the utilites excavation needed for such a project, along with the upcoming I94 expansion all threaten the longevity of this business at this location. Artists from all walks of life including Slash, Tom Zutaut, Social Distortion, and Suzi Quatro, plus many more, are patrons of the world famous Showtime Clothing.

The goal of this crowd funding campaign is to help Dan and Showtime Clothing find a new location to continue the tradition of serving those who love unique apparel and instruments. Funds raised by this campaign will also go towards a grand reopening party.

Dan (The owner) is a stylist and has an impeccable eye for dressing individuals and bands in original clothing. Let's throw our coins in the fountain and make a miracle happen! Saving Dan's lifelong passion and love of serving people and contributing to this city will be a great service to the Detroit music and art scene. It's a longshot but worth it if we can keep Dan in business.

Dan did not want to accept any handouts or donations of any kind, but then I reminded Dan of how many times he has helped other people, and has to graciously accept help from others sometimes, especially his friends. This is one of those times. 

Since this is Showtime's 25th year in business, Dan usually throws a free party for everyone every five years. Time to continue this tradition. This party/concert will be for all of the people who have helped keep Showtime Clothing Detroit afloat. Thank you for your time and make sure to stop by Showtime Clothing and see Dan's awesome threads and guitars! 

Showtime Clothing

By: Brian McGuire
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Almost 2k! The support is tremendous everyone and we hope to make some special things happen around the holidays. Keep spreading the word and come on down to say hi!
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Marie McGee
53 months ago

I can't donate as money is really tight right now, but I will share on facebook.

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Jaysen Craves
53 months ago

I'm in Seattle currently but I'll be sure donate once I get back to Detroit. If you guys do end up doing a benefit concert, Terror Network would be down to play.

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John Isom
53 months ago

With all the bands Dan has helped out , a benefit concert might be in order .

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Chuck Raby
53 months ago

I can't afford to contribute monetarily at the moment, so I have taken it upon myself to try to help promote the store in local news outlets. I have sent an e-mail to various editors and promotions officials at local television/radio stations and local magazines. The text reads as follows: "I am writing you today in hopes of finding someone, anyone, who will help to spread awareness about the plight of a local Detroit business....Showtime Clothing on Woodward Ave at I-94. The owner of this eclectic clothing store that caters to Detroit musicians, Dan Tatarian, has been a bastion of local music and business, and his shop is now struggling as Detroit improves itself as he has always advocated. Construction in the area is strangling business to his store, and it would be a crime if Detroit were to lose this type of establishment. I would be overjoyed if someone could reach out to Mr Tatarian and perhaps get behind the effort to spread the word about this fantastic business. As Detroit tries to recover from it's recent economic woes, and large scale projects fill the news, such as the new arena for the Red Wings, we cannot forget the little guy who has been plugging away and rooting for this city at ground level and making a real difference in the lives of those citizens who find their way into local establishments. Thank you for your consideration." It's a shot in the dark....but who knows if one little spark can light a fire under this project!

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$1,955 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 53 months
Created September 19, 2014
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$50
Janel Stone
52 months ago

Dan, you have been a staple in our industry. Your Genuine Spirit, kindness, Industry Support and Loyalty will be rewarded. Support comes full circle.

CL
$25
Chris Levitan
52 months ago

Love ya big guy. You will survive this your a Detroit institution! See you in December.

FK
$100
Frank Koscielski
52 months ago

Hi Dan, Not much but I hope it helps a little. Please consider our little debt cancelled as well. Frankie the K

$100
Anonymous
52 months ago
$50
Anonymous
53 months ago
TK
$100
Tim/Laurie Kethman/McHugh
53 months ago

OF COURSE we must keep Showtime Clothing alive and well and IN DETROIT. James Brown once sang about the "Big Payback". Let's do this. Thanks Dan.

FN
$10
Felicia Nguyen
53 months ago

I donated because Brian McGuire was thoughtful and caring enough to do something considerate..and that's priceless.

$100
Anonymous
53 months ago
Marie McGee
53 months ago

I can't donate as money is really tight right now, but I will share on facebook.

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Jaysen Craves
53 months ago

I'm in Seattle currently but I'll be sure donate once I get back to Detroit. If you guys do end up doing a benefit concert, Terror Network would be down to play.

+ Read More
John Isom
53 months ago

With all the bands Dan has helped out , a benefit concert might be in order .

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Chuck Raby
53 months ago

I can't afford to contribute monetarily at the moment, so I have taken it upon myself to try to help promote the store in local news outlets. I have sent an e-mail to various editors and promotions officials at local television/radio stations and local magazines. The text reads as follows: "I am writing you today in hopes of finding someone, anyone, who will help to spread awareness about the plight of a local Detroit business....Showtime Clothing on Woodward Ave at I-94. The owner of this eclectic clothing store that caters to Detroit musicians, Dan Tatarian, has been a bastion of local music and business, and his shop is now struggling as Detroit improves itself as he has always advocated. Construction in the area is strangling business to his store, and it would be a crime if Detroit were to lose this type of establishment. I would be overjoyed if someone could reach out to Mr Tatarian and perhaps get behind the effort to spread the word about this fantastic business. As Detroit tries to recover from it's recent economic woes, and large scale projects fill the news, such as the new arena for the Red Wings, we cannot forget the little guy who has been plugging away and rooting for this city at ground level and making a real difference in the lives of those citizens who find their way into local establishments. Thank you for your consideration." It's a shot in the dark....but who knows if one little spark can light a fire under this project!

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