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Zara coat

26 Aug
Zara Zip-Up Coat

Boden coat

26 Aug
Boden Saint Germain Coat

get your ROAR tickets

22 Aug

In light of DU closing it’s doors, ROAR ALONG THE SHORE tickets are available now through 6pm day of show (this friday august 24th) at ROOM SERVICE 2078 W.25th Street 216.696.6220 or the night of the party AT the boat only from 7:30-8:15pm.

Thanks and see you there!



Roar Along the shore- BAND line up announced & TICKETS on sale TODAY!

13 Jul

the boat party is back!!!!!!








*additional bands announced shortly*

Tickets will be going on sale NOW! 



BUY AT the Dredgers Union- 2043 E.4th Street

get yourself pumped up by revisiting this video:

how the 50/50 show works

29 Jun

The 50/50 show was designed to allow art lovers an opportunity to purchase works at a very affordable price.

* located next to each work of art you will find a box, simply fill out the tabs of the ballots that will be located throughout the space with your name and drop it into the box of the pieces you INTEND TO PURCHASE (PLEASE DO NOT STUFF THE BOX WITH MULTIPLE NAME SLIPS, IF THIS HAPPENS YOU WILL FORFEIT YOUR CHANCE TO PURCHASE THE ART.)

*At around 9:15, a name will be drawn from the box and placed next to the piece of artwork.

*Once the names are placed next to the works they will be available for purchase, please locate a Six representative to buy your art.  We ask that ALL purchases be taken home this evening.

*In the event that piece has not been purchased by 9:30, another name will be drawn. A name will then be drawn every 15 minutes thereafter until the piece is sold.

Have Fun and GOOD LUCK!!!!!

I’ve had a sneak peek as the works have been hung and there are going to be some lucky and happy art buyers tonight!



MADE in the 216 is 2 weeks away!!!

1 Jun


It’s THAT TIME OF YEAR again!!!!  As you can see, we here at Dredgers Union/216 HQ are pretty darn excited about it too!

Things are a little different this time around and I for one, cannot wait.  Typically, I create a temporary little retail store out of misc and random furniture and fixtures.  This time, I have challenged a new design/architecture/landscape firm in town, MAKER, to take my typical budget and create a much more contemporary and clean look to house all the eclectic, colorful and whimsical items that we often get for the event.

We are going to be a little 216/retail factory over the next 2 weeks here, troubleshooting ways to house all the BAGILLIONS of amazing CLEVELAND-designed items we will have for sale June 15-17th.

Anyhow, we’ll keep you posted as we get closer, but be sure to save the date.  The party, Friday June 15th will include all our favorite types of shenanigans, including DJ Peter PleasureCruise, and an after party on Greenhouse Tavern’s Rooftop featuring DJ Reena Samaan!

Don’t you just LOVE SUMMER!!!!  ALSO, as long as you’ve got your calendars out…don’t forget to get your tickets NOW for Cleveland Museum of Arts Annual SUMMER SOLSTICE PARTY on June 30th.  Not to be missed this year!  In fact, when you attend 216 you can pick up a great party dress for the occasion!

See you soon!



Ms. Dyngus Day 2012 !!

10 Apr

Dredgers Union and Room Service alike are so proud of our very own, DeAnna Domino-Sierputowski, Ms. Dyngus 2012, see her below, looking very happy indeed, as she leads the Dyngus Day parade yesterday Monday, April 9, 2012

Congrats DeAnna!



field trip: we visit our factory in Chicago

26 Mar

This past weekend, we took a little trip out to Chicago to visit our factory.  It is where our DU private label is produced.  Sean has been working with this factory for years and years, with Wrath Arcane, and has spent much time there, but I have never yet had the chance to see where ‘the magic happens!”.

It was pretty cool to see where and how it all comes together.  This is Sean’s profession, but I don’t know much about it, so I am glad I finally got to do this.



red jeggings study

18 Mar
4 items found at Dredgers Union right now:
the floral Keds (again, I own and love)
the red and white stripe Parisian chic  top (just got in, likely will own!)
I took 2 of the items, the RED JEGGING & TUNIC, and paired them with items found both at DU and at other stores, to play around with options and directions one could take these two basic items…really, I was so inspired I believe I will do several ‘studies’ of these items.  It was a lot of fun playing on polyvore, and I guess it’s just yet another social media tool that I will lose years of my life to…
check back for more studies on the red pants!

Cosmetics for your….FEET?!

15 Mar

With spring fever hitting Cleveland, pedicurists all over the area are sure to be enjoying fully booked schedules getting all those local toesies ready to be unveiled after the not-so-long or not-so-rough winter!

DU is here to help you take that process one step further!  We are so excited (ok, maybe Sean isn’t excited, he probably doesn’t even know what a flip flop is) but the girls of DU are excited to be getting in our first ever order of TKEES leather flip flops.

The line is really well made and we are getting in 7 different color choices including selections which will meet your seasonal needs such as metallics and neons in addition to basic licorice.  It’s going to be difficult to choose, but I am pretty sure I will at least be getting one gold or bronze and one hot pink or neon yellow.  I mean, if you have followed my pinterest account then you are acutely aware of my current obsession with both GOLD and NEON!

They are arriving NEXT WEEK.  I don’t mean to wet your whistle for them and not be able to offer instant gratification, but with the nice weather afoot, I wanted to be sure to let you know they were en route!