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Parklets get ready to pop up for BarFly patrons

by Eric Tank (erictank)

Submitted 08-12-2014 under NEWS

BarFly Ventures' new "parklets" in front of three downtown businesses will soon be open to patrons. The parklets are located at Stella's Lounge, McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon and Grand Rapids Brewing Company (GRBC). Each...

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Your story matters

by Holly Bechiri (Holly)

Submitted 08-20-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

This Friday, August 23 at 6 p.m., while you're settling into your spot on the Ah Nab Awen lawn to watch Anchorman, you can tell your story at The Rapidian's Story Matters storytelling booth. We’re going to be experimenting with...

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Harvard leader in urban planning, waterfront restoration to share keys to success

by Holly Bechiri (Holly)

Submitted 07-30-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Alex Krieger, known for his expertise and experience in the areas of urban planning and waterfront restoration and author of Remaking the Urban Waterfront, will be visiting Grand Rapids this Thursday for the Downtown Speaker Series "Growth...

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Outdoor movie screen coming to outdoor parks, venues

by Mariah Kennedy (mariah_kat)

Submitted 06-28-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Downtown Development Authority has purchased an outdoor movie screen for use around the city. They are now in the process of determining what they should show, where movies should be screened and other details. To help them do that, they are...

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City to discuss Revision Division project

by Kristin Schmitt (Kschmitty)

Submitted 03-08-2013 under NEWS

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is hosting a public meeting today, Friday, March 8 at Kendall College in the Historic Federal Building. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. project partners will present their results for the Revision Division Project...

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Catalyst Radio: DDA's Kris Larson enthused about Grand Rapids' future

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-07-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this edition of Catalyst Radio, we speak with Kristopher Larson, the new executive director of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). The DDA...

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Heartside to receive high-tech information boost

by Jim Talen (JimTalen)

Submitted 01-12-2012 under NEWS

Heartside residents and visitors may soon experience a technology leap that is intended to help them identify resources in the area. The Heartside-Downtown Electronic Communications System (H-DECS) will be a wireless network of flat screen monitors...

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[HEARTSIDE] First Picnic in Heartside Pocket Park a Success!

by George Wietor (George)

Submitted 05-05-2010 under NEWS

Thirty-four Heartside-area neighbors, workers and park boosters spent their lunch hour at the new pocket park at the corner of Division and Cherry yesterday afternoon. The event was organized at a special community meeting held in response to the...

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