Bemoaning the lack of city shops carrying unique and affordable housewares while promoting and supporting community causes? Bemoan no more. Not only has Detroit’s Bureau of Urban Living provided a hot spot for home goods since opening last year but its owners, Claire Nelson and Francis Grunow, are committed city boosters. With “First Thursdays” — a monthly event featuring extended store hours, discounts, and a percent of the proceeds benefiting local organizations — Bureau offers a chance to be style-conscious and conscientious at the same time. Located in the Canfield Lofts, Detroit; 313-833-9336.