Paisley Monkey Expanding Into Space Next Door

The popular store on Detroit Avenue has outgrown its space.

Paisley Monkey, the popular children’s store on Detroit Avenue, has outgrown its space.


In 2011, the store moved from its Warren Road location, to the more visible—and larger—storefront at 14417 Detroit Avenue.

Now, owner Tamara Racin says that the store needs more space to expand and add to its inventory. 

As of Jan. 1, Paisley Monkey will begin remodeling the space that used to house Tess' Tender Touch next door. Racin said she's not sure when the updates will be done, but she has plenty of plans once the spaces are combined. The play area for children will grow, she said, and she plans to add maternity lines. There are lots of items that she can't even bring onto the floor now.

"We need more space, definitely," Racin said. 

David Stein, who owns Plantation Home next door, has plans of his own. 

He recently announced plans to move into the space most-recently occupied by US Rep. Dennis Kucinich to open Cotton, a high-end linen and tableware business.

Stein said that Paisley Monkey’s expansion—as well as his own—is good for the neighborhood.

“This end of downtown has always been sort of a stepchild, the action has always been focused closer to Warren,” he said. “But this is really going to help down here.”

Allison Smalley December 20, 2012 at 01:54 PM
This is a delightful store! Congrats on your expansion! Although I would love to see you carry larger sizes. My daughter is 9 and absolutely goes nuts when she sees the delightful sign and beautiful window displays. Maybe carry sizes up to tween; 10 maybe?
karen bauman December 20, 2012 at 06:03 PM
I adore this store and I'm so glad you're expanding! Your taste is fabulous and I'd love to see anything you decide to carry. I wish you carried adult women's stuff!
Tim Tavcar December 21, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Very Nice to see a successful local store expanding here in the neighborhood - Congratulations to both The Paisley Monkey and to Plantation Home!


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