Michigan Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell and Sen. Debbie Stabenow are expected to help roll out the welcome mat Wednesday in the District for Shinola’s official arrival.
The Detroit-born operation is attempting to revitalize U.S. manufacturing by cranking out collectibles ranging from dress watches and high-end leather goods to fixie bikes and dog beds.
Organizers aim to introduce D.C. denizens to the upstart brand via a private reception scheduled to take place at the area’s flagship shop at 1631 14th St. NW from 6 to 9 p.m. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is projected to join the congressional welcome wagon (along with a few other special guests), and local business Dog Tag Bakery has been tapped to supply party-goers with vanilla cream puffs, red velvet cake, their signature brownies and mini apple pies.
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