Berkley Downtown Development Authority Hosts a Ladies Night OUTside

Media contacts: Torri Mathes, City of Berkley; 248-658-3333;
Jennifer Finney, Berkley Downtown Development Authority; 248-658-3353; 

Berkley, MI – July 16, 2020 – Berkley’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will be continuing its annual Ladies Night Out event but with a twist. Instead of the Thursday evening event, Ladies Night OUTside will be held for three nights! From Thursday, July 23 to Saturday, July 25 from 5 PM - 9 PM, Downtown Berkley’s businesses will stay open late with outdoor sidewalk sales to welcome back their beloved customers with open arms.

This premier shopping event draws hundreds of women into Berkley’s two charming shopping and dining districts: one located along Coolidge Highway and the other along 12 Mile Road. Berkley’s downtown is home to some of Metro Detroit’s best small businesses. From custom-made clothing and jewelry to local artists and Detroit made goods, its merchants offer something for everyone!

Several Downtown Berkley businesses will be participating with special promotions and giveaways, including a sale at Sum Girls Boutique, 10% off everything at Yellow Door and Catching Fireflies, and Vitrine Gallery and gifts will have several pop-ups including Rose & Perry Soap Company, Metro Detroit Crunchy Club Food Co-Op, Urban Journey Menswear Co., and Mary from the Rouge Bloody Mary Mix. During this three day event, Vitrine Gallery will also hold their annual Hearts for Haiti Tent Garage Sale, and have a giveaway for two retro bikes. To enter, patrons will simply have to show Vitrine employees a receipt from any Berkley business, restaurant, service or gas station with a date ranging from July 23 to July 25. 

As the City of Berkley moves towards opening up our City, they’ve begun to implement event guidelines and safety protocols for patrons, businesses, staff and volunteers as the community begins to plan and hold event gatherings in order to ensure everyone's safety and health is in mind. These protocols are aligned with the CDC, State, and County recommendations for hosting events and to help with preventing further spread of COVID-19.

“This Night Out event will look a little different than previous events and that’s designed with intention,” states Berkey DDA Director, Jennifer Finney. “We want to make sure everyone stays as safe as possible while helping to support our small businesses. What hasn’t changed is the amount of fun and positive energy this event will bring to the downtown community, something that is much needed after months of closure due to COVID-19.”

To learn more about the Ladies Night OUTside event and the event safety guidelines, visit

For daily updates about the DDA and our local businesses, follow the DDA on Facebook at, Instagram at, and Twitter at @DowntownBerkley.


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