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Old 01-17-2013, 09:31 AM
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---Alpena---
Direct Skate Shop
835 W. Chisholm St.
Alpena, MI 49707
989-354-7758
directskateshop@yahoo.com
www.directskateshop.com
Description: Stocks Innova, Discraft, Latitude 64, Legacy, MVP, Gateway Putters and more.... bags, portable baskets, apparel

---Ann Arbor / Nearby---
CJ's Party Store
4511 N Territorial Road West
Dexter, MI 48130
(734) 426-4432
www.cjsdiscgolf.com
Description: Party store with ~ 45 ft x 7 ft shelves of discs by most manufacturers (most popular discs are mostly repped), bags, minis, etc. Decent prices. Sell glow discs out of a closed file cabinet like they should be. No public restrooms.

The Throw Shop
2300 Lakeshore Boulevard
Ypsilanti Township, MI 48198
(734) 883-4408
www.throwshop.us
Description: Seasonal store with a comprehensive stock of most discs by most manufacturers, bags, minis, etc. Used discs, throwable testers, and a course right at the shop. Good prices.

---Bay City---
The Rabbit Hole
6907 Westside Saginaw Rd, (m84) #3
Bay City, MI 48706
(989) 391-9590
Description: Higher prices, small selection of DC, I, DGA (not Lat64)

---Charlotte---
Skidmore's Village Cycle Shop
120 E. Lovett St.
Charlotte, MI 48813
(517) 543-7675
www.villagecycleshop.com
Description: Innova, DGA, Discraft

---East Lansing---
InFlight
507 East Grand River Avenue
East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 351-8100
www.yelp.com/biz/in-flight-sports-east-lansing
Description: DirtyMittenDG says, "had a very nice disc selection last time I was there (About a year ago). Unless they randomly stopped selling disc in that time, this is also legit."

Peace Out
543 E. Grand River Ave
East Lansing, Michigan 48823
(517) 574-4819
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceoutEL
Description: Innova, Discraft, MVP, Gateway. Yoga stuff and student lounge!

---Flint---
Play It Again Sports
4230 Miller Road
Flint Township, MI 48507
(810) 515-1659
www.playitagainsports.com
Description: Smallish selection, willing to order discs, soon to carry Westside, per apparition

---Frankenmuth---
The Lager Mill
701 Mill Street
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
(989) 652-3377
The Lager Mill on Facebook
Description: Small selection of DC and Inn discs (including store stamped discs) and bags. Beer!

---Grand Rapids---
Alpha Players
4318 Division Avenue South
Kentwood, MI 49548
(616) 301-9455
www.alpha-players.com
Description: Website lists ABC, DGA, Discraft, Innova, and one Millenium disc.

Spinski's Disc Golf
7641 Division Avenue South
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
(616) 827-0386
www.facebook.com/Spinskisdiscgolf
Description: None yet.

Frisci Disc Pro Shop
2323 Lee St SW
Wyoming, MI 49519
(616) 534-7072
www.friscidisc.com
Description: Innova, Discraft, MVP on occasion, possibly Millenium.

Hyzer's Pro Disc and Smoke Shop
4150 Lake Michigan Dr NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534
(616) 570-0812
http://hyzersgrandrapids.blogspot.com/
Description: Ask Meulen for a description!

---Grayling---
The Shred Shack
607 North James St.
Grayling, Michigan 49738
---or---
607 Norway St.
Grayling, Michigan 49738
(989) 344-1177
www.myshredshack.com
Description: Not sure which address is correct. Confirmed via phone that discs will be restocked in the spring. Call now to request makes and models maybe?

---Kalamazoo---
Bell's Brewery
355 East Kalamazoo Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(616) 382-2332
www.bellsbeer.com
Description: All I know is that they have Bell's Brewery stamped discs. Oh, and beer...

The Den Partystore
2917 Howard St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
(269) 381-5857
www.facebook.com/TheDenPartyStore
Description: None Yet

Drake Party Center
4717 West KL Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
(269) 372-5879
www.drakespartycenter.com/
Description: Innova and Discraft

Lee's Adventure Sports
311 West Kilgore Rd.
Portage, MI 49002
(269) 381-7700
www.leesadventuresports.com/Disc-Golf/3683/Dept
Description: Innova, maybe some Discraft.

---Midland---
Ray's Bike Shop
301 McDonald Street
Midland, MI 48640
(989) 835-1691
www.raysbike.com
Description: Innova

---Milford---
Holden Party Store
2055 South Milford Road
Milford, MI 48381
(248) 685-1260
www.holdensdeli.com
Description: Near Kensington Metropark. Surprisingly, they stock an impressive range of discs by all major manufacturers and some smaller ones, too.

---Northville---
Six & Park Party Store
17071 Northville Road
Northville, MI 48167
(248) 349-4640
Description: Northville Rd & and 6 Mile, 1/2 mile south of Cass Benton Hills DGC. Small selection.

---Oxford---
American Disc Company
28 S. Washington St.
Oxford, MI 48371
248 236-0330
www.americandiscco.com
Description: Website says "featuring" Innova, Discraft, Latitude64, Flywood, Daredevil, Westside, Disc or Die, Gateway, Millenium, MVP, ABC.

---Royal Oak---
Starr Market
1806 West 13 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073
(248) 549-2228
Description: 1/2 milewest of Starr-Jaycee Park. Small selection.

---Shelby---
Seven Star Party Shop
55150 Shelby Rd
Shelby Township, MI 48316
248-652-4098
Description: Discraft, Innova, Gateway, sometimes more. Bags, towels, shirts. Thomas437 vouches for them.

---Traverse City---
Tilley's Party Store
617 Randolph Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 947-5248
Description: Fairly comprehensive selection of discs. Friendly!

---Waterford---
Up in the Air
4672 W Walton Blvd
Waterford, MI 48329
(248) 673-8846
Up in the Air on Facebook
Description: DirtyMittenDG says, "Up In The Air is legit and a great shop. I have worked at this shop, know the owners very well, and frequent here all the time. Put it on the list FOR SURE. And I recommend any disc golfer stop here if they are any where near the area." BogeyNoMore also believes you should support them.

The following stores need current verification:
Karma Junky, Grand Blanc
Tom & Dick's Grocery, Petoskey, MI

Considering adding nearest courses...

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Old 01-18-2013, 12:45 AM
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On the other side of cass in northville is a party store at 7 & northville.
Prices are much less inflated than 6 n park.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:06 AM
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On the other side of cass in northville is a party store at 7 & northville.
Prices are much less inflated than 6 n park.
But their beer prices are much more inflated.

This summer their collection was expanded to include lat 64. Right now they only have about 14 discs. I will ask them tonight when they are receiving new stuff. They do not really place all that much importance on having a large selection of discs, or keeping what they do have in stock or organized.

The store is called Good Time. They have broasted chicken, a great selection of sandwiches, and tons of good beer.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:50 PM
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^ well next time i see you ill buy the beer
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:19 PM
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I could give you atleast 5 places like "Six and Park Party store" or "Seven Star Party Store" but I dont think it would be good for the list. Companies that have a certain percentage of discs vs. stock are the only places I would ever promote.

For the good of the disc golf community you would be better ordering from an online disc store rather than a place like that.

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Old 01-18-2013, 04:21 PM
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I could give you atleast 5 places like "Six and Park Party store" or "Seven Star Party Store" but I dont think it would be good for the list. Companies that have a certain percentage of discs vs. stock are the only places I would ever promote.

For the good of the disc golf community you would be better ordering from an online disc store rather than a place like that.
^ that's kinda what I was thinking, I mean there are a lot of small partys stores that don't offer much, have crappy prices, people don't know squat, all of the above... sole redeeming factor is they're close to a course ( let's face it - that's the only reason they even carry discs).


but the OP specifically said he wanted to include places close to courses:

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I hear ya. My intention when I started the list wasn't just to identify stores that sell a wide variety of manufacturers or even a substantial amount of the big two, but also to highlight stores that are conveniently located near courses. With that in mind, a store like Ray's Bike Shop that only sells Innova may not be noteworthy because of their disc selection, but because it's literally 2 minutes from Chippewa Banks in Midland I deemed it worthy.

TL;DR - If there's a store that sells discs that anyone deems worthy of posting, list it with a short description why it should be here
That's why I was asking for clarification earlier

I would say the list should include places you "endorse" for lack of a better word - and why you endorse them. The one's I really get behind are The Throw Shop and Up In the Air - because those people make DG happen in my area, and really know their stuff. CJ's and Holden's both carry a damn good selection, and are conveniently located near busy courses. Same with 7 Star, if they haven't been picked over yet.

Most of the others only carry DC and Innova, typically in limited selection - do we want to list them here simply because they are close to a course?

We start listing every covenience store that sells discs just cause they're near a course, we're likely to get 200 or so places. I think that'll just make the list cumbersome, if not a bit less meaningful.

While it's good to know who sells in an area, you can typically ask a local. Even if they have no clue what DG is, they probably know where the closest convenience store is. If they don't sell plastic, I wouldn't expect to find any at the 2nd closest store.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:49 PM
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Skidmore's Village Cycle Shop
120 E. Lovett St.
Charlotte, MI 48813
Innova, DGA, Discraft

I was at CJ's this past weekend and GL was marked $21.99, and Gateway putters were $12.99 - I don't know how reasonable those prices are!
17.99/10.99+ buy 12 get 1 free is more reasonable..
6,000 discs in stock now, will have 7,000+ when we re-open in March
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:22 PM
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17.99/10.99+ buy 12 get 1 free is more reasonable..
6,000 discs in stock now, will have 7,000+ when we re-open in March
Are you repping the Throw Shop here? if so - I only have 4 more stamps to go!
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:11 PM
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I agree that a store that has 20 dusty Innova discs and doesn't keep up with ordering new releases isn't worth listing here. However, I was trying to keep my biased opinion out of this thread. I know a lot of people throw Innova and wanted to be inclusive. If a store carried only MVP, but lots of discs, wouldn't you want to know? Either way, endorse good businesses!
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Play It Again Sports in Flint has an AWESOME selection. They just got in a bunch of Westside discs.
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