updated 11/15/2010 11:16:49 AM ET 2010-11-15T16:16:49

DETROIT, Nov. 15, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A store that will remain open for only five weeks promises to be one of the most unusual Christmas outlets in Detroit history.

Its name is Gifted: A Holiday Boutique. Its location will be the new art gallery of Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR) on Monroe Street. Gifted will open every Friday through Christmas Eve and will offer one-stop shopping by stocking items from some of downtown and Midtown's most interesting stores.

Serenaded by the music of Detroit deejays, Gifted patrons also will be able to take in special events on such topics as dog training, crepes, massage and bike maintenance. There will be samples, plus hot drinks, and Gifted staffers will even wrap shoppers' presents.

"Gifted is an opportunity for downtown workers, residents and visitors to explore what local Detroit businesses have to offer – some of the most unique objects and engaging experiences in the entire metro area," said Meg Heeres, art curator at Compuware.

Among the stores whose clothing, design work, books, fine arts and other products will be on sale at Gifted are City Bird; DSE@Grand; Motor City Sewing; Rags; Review Contemporary; Leopold's Books; Bureau of Urban Living and Wheelhouse Detroit.

Special events will be provided by Canine to Five; Café Zara; Good Girls Go to Paris; ReNew Detroit; Earthworks Youth Farm Stand; Curl Up and Dye; Eric Moss; Manuel Gonzales and others.

Gifted: A Holiday Boutique, will open at 11 a.m. every Friday from Nov 19 to Dec. 24. It will close at 9 p.m. Nov. 19, Dec. 3, 10 and 17. It will close at 3 p.m. Nov. 26 and Dec. 24. The Gifted premiere will be Nov. 19, with music and hot drinks all day.

Gifted: A Holiday Boutique is located in the Compuware art gallery at 99 Monroe, between Farmer and Randolph.

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Compuware Corporation

Founded in 1973, Compuware provides software, experts and best practices to ensure applications work well and deliver business value. Compuware solutions optimize end-to-end application performance for leading organizations around the world, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites. Learn more at: http://www.compuware.com .

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