#ISpyDowntown- Roses!

truckDWF Wholesale Florists began in Denver in 1909 as a partnership of Colorado flower growers. DWF’s first corporate headquarters were in the basement of the Wynne Hotel in downtown Denver. In the 1930s the company sold its product in the Denver Public Market. From its inception the main product were carnations. By 1945 the company was marketing approximately 6 million carnations a year, along with roses and other miscellaneous flowers. By the 1970′s Colorado was the carnation capital of the world with DWF leading the way. The company sold over 100 million carnations annually.

During the late 1960′s and 1970′s, carnations and pompoms began to be grown in Bogota, Columbia.By the 1980′s significant flower production had moved to South America.With the decrease in US production, DWF reinvented itself by forging strong relationship with growers in other countries.

Today, DWF is a leader in partnering with the premier growers and hard goods suppliers in the floral industry. In 2008, DWF became an Employee Owned Company.

Denver Wholesale Florist serves the U.S. fresh cut flower industry. For over 100 years through their 14 locations they meet the needs of retail florists, event planners, large retail chains and anyone else qualified to purchase wholesale flowers.

Toledo is one of the many locations that DWF has around the United States, located at 14 N Erie St. To learn more visit

flower-house-2   flower-house

#ISpyDowntown- Imports!

shop_buildingThe Paula Brown Shop scours the world to find unique products for their customers. The 10th Street / Monroe Street store offers a wide selection of products, such as home accessories, stationery, gifts, toys, American crafts, and linens for the bed, bath and table. They also offer flatware, crystal and china.

Paula Brown Shop represents many companies such as Alessi, Annieglass, Juliska, Vietri, Match Pewter, Nambe, Simon Pearce Glass, Michael Aram, Sferra, Matouk & Co., Yves Delorme, Crane & Co., Iittala, Reed & Barton, William Arthur, Rosenthal and dozens of other great companies. They have also developed relationships with artisans and specialty manufacturers to bring customers the best products, whether they are the cutting edge of style or classic designs.

The kitchen department has an assortment of cookware and gadgets from Swiss Diamond, Revol, Wusthof, Shun, Sous Vide, Joseph Joseph, Chef’n, Lekue and many more. The shop always has a large assortment of craft foods, and offer frequent demonstrations and tastings.

The Paula Brown Shop is open from 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Friday, and 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday.

In the parking lot next to the shop is their latest introduction – The PUB. The Shop has collaborated with the Swig Food Truck (from Perrysburg) to provide food and drinks for lunch and in the evenings. Lunch is served Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am until 2 pm; food and a full bar are available Thursdays through Saturdays from 4 to 7:30 pm (food truck closes at 7 pm).

If you have any questions or simply want to browse around, visit The Paula Brown Shop at


Architectural Artifacts

20 S. Ontario St.


Every antique lover and home renovator’s treasure can be found at this unique store.


Art Supply Depot

29 S. St. Clair St.


A fine art supply retailer specializing in quality materials for all ages and skill levels.

Christopher’s Furniture & Appliances

705 Monroe St.


Family-owned new & “gently-used” furniture & appliance store, established in 1995.


Downtown Print Shop

500 Madison Ave.


Copying and printing services located in the Gardner Building.


Erie Ink

909 Jefferson Ave.


Quality imaging, supplies & service.


Huntington Center Swamp Shop

500 Jefferson Ave.


Shop for Mud Hen and Walleye attire and gear.  Located next to the box office.


Invu Portraits

Fort Industry Square, 124 N. Summit St.


Photography studio.


Libbey Glass Factory Outlet Store

Erie Street Market – 205 S. Erie St.


Racks of Libbey Glassware and accessories for your table, located in Erie Street Market.


M & M Printing

329 N. Superior St.


Quality reproduction services for over 30 yrs.


Michael David Ltd.

701 Madison Ave.


“Uncompromising Menswear”


The Mortheus

520 Madison Ave., Ste. 4


All natural items such as candles, homemade soaps, perfumed oils and coffee.


Mud Hens Swamp Shop

Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St.


Shop for Mud Hen and Walleye attire and gear.  Entrance on Washington St.


Paula Brown Shop

912 Monroe St.


Gifts, Jewelry, Cookware, Stationery, Fine Linens, Bridal Registry & Much More.


Roth Furs

232 N. Erie St.


Specializing in sale and storage of fine fur coats and leather apparel.


Roulet Company

413 Madison Ave.


Toledo’s only downtown jewelry store, family owned since 1877.

Sophia Lustig Shop

124 10th St.


A shop specializing in bringing high quality fashion clothing and accessories from sought after designers for the style-conscious woman.


Sophie’s Sister

133 N. Michigan St.


A sister shop to Sophia Lustig, for high quality fashion clothing and accessories for the style-conscious woman.


Standard Loan Pawn Shop

710 Monroe St.


Full-service pawnshop, just like you’d imagine.


Swan Creek Candle Company

413 Washington St. (Washington & Superior)


Outlet store has locally produced clean-burning, lead-free soy-based candles, accessories & more.  Antiques on second floor.


Unique Collections

316 N. Michigan St.


A wide spectrum of unique, high-fashion pieces at an affordable price.


© 2012-2015 DTID. All rights reserved.