Welcome to Leon and Lulu, Metro Detroit’s own award-winning lifestyle store. Set in the historic Ambassador Roller Rink in Downtown Clawson, Michigan, Leon & Lulu offers one-of-a-kind, high-end & custom furniture, as well as a spectacular selection of gifts, accessories, and women’s clothing.
Leon & Lulu is serious about exceptional design, fabulous service, and great pricing – but we have a sense of humor about everything else! Stop in to shop, attend one of our many special events, or just to explore while you enjoy complimentary coffee and popcorn.
We’re becoming next door neighbors…with ourselves! We recently acquired the historic Clawson Theatre for our plans of further expansion. Built in 1941 (the same year as Ambassador Roller Rink) the Clawson Theater served as Clawson’s movie house for 21 years, showing its last film in 1962. Since then the building has been used as a warehouse and cafe but until recently had been vacant for several years. Embracing the history and the spirit of “The Show”, as the locals called it, the 7,800 square foot site required massive renovation and retrofitting to regain the appearance of a classic downtown Main Street theater. After replacing the original marquee and thoroughly restoring the building’s interior, we are happy to announce that The Show at Leon & Lulu is now open. The Show features a full Made In Michigan store, outrageous greeting cards, custom framing, and is home to Three Cats Cafe, which serves exquisite pastries, coffee drinks and lunch 11-3 daily.
Meet the Original
Leon & Lulu
Leon Redbone Jones While Leon never worked at the store, his interest in the comfort of home was certainly an inspiration for the store that bears his name. Always one to find a cozy spot for a nap of a new tree to climb, Leon was king of not just his castle but the entire neighborhood. Children loved him, dogs feared him and gardeners praised his chipmunk-hunting skills. Leon was nearly 19 years old when he passed away.
Lucille (Lulu) Magillicuddy A dainty 115 pound rottweiller, Lulu was the store’s first greeter. Her friendly personality and gentle demeanor was a big part of the store’s success. In her spare time she enjoyed entertaining, naps on the couch, and riding in the car, preferably with her head out the window.
Spot Scannell Spot joined the L&L team straight from the Detroit Zoo’s adoption event in 2008. Spot works most days at the store, greeting customers, making friends and finding any morsels that have hit the floor. Spot, a triple purebred, (Shepherd, Labrador, and Pointer) is easily the most popular, memorable and even-tempered member of the staff. In addition to his duties at the front door, Spot tests all dog toys and many of the human ones as well.
Bertie Wooster Little Bertie joined the family in September 2013 at an ‘Almost Home’ adoption event. Named for the famously air-headed boss of English butler Jeeves, our Bertie commands his audience with a similar sort of comedy. His unique talents include hiding beneath sofas, dancing on his hind legs, and finding ways to sneak out the back door.