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Reclaimed Furniture Maker to Open First Downtown Detroit Showroom

Detroit’s Woodward Throwbacks will open its first showroom in Downtown Detroit, Throwbacks Home, at Bedrock’s 35 W Grand River Ave. The 1,500-square-foot showroom will feature one-of-a-kind furniture made in Detroit from reclaimed and recycled materials and carry a curated selection of designer homewares and furnishings.   

Bo Shepherd and Kyle Dubay, the founders of Woodward Throwbacks and now Throwbacks Home, have been featured for their work by brands and publications throughout the country including Architectural Digest, Google and Carhartt. They’ve long wanted a showroom in Downtown Detroit. 

“Throwbacks Home will be a significant addition to Downtown Detroit’s eclectic retail scene,” said Ivy Greaner, Bedrock’s COO. “Bo and Kyle have created an adored brand that utilizes reclaimed Detroit materials which speaks to the vibrancy and resilience of both their products and our city. As the first showroom of its kind Downtown, we cannot think of a better duo to make it happen.” 


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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