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Writers Squared with Chris Dombrowski and Jack Driscoll

by Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters (GLCL)

Submitted 10-13-2016 under

Writers Squared is an original series here at GLCL wherein two authors (well-known to one another) read from their own work as well as each other’s, engaging with the audience in a dialogue revolving around their craft, the life behind the...

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New butcher shop brings locally sourced meats to Wealthy Street Business District

by Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard (Things Bright)

Submitted 01-12-2016 under NEWS

Louise Earl is a new butcher shop in the Wealthy Street Business District, just down the street from Wealthy Theatre. Co-owners and husband and wife, Matt Smith and Cynthia Esch just opened the shop on January 5. Smith researched and sourced all the...

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Take a fresh look at Uptown

by Chad Systma (chadsystma)

Submitted 06-30-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Last week I bumped into an old friend and his family in Eastown. It was somewhat shocking to both of us that it had been almost 10 years since we had last connected in person. We joked how typical it’s become for the gravity of work and kids...

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Uptown Holiday Shop Hop to kick off annual event

by Eric Tank (erictank)

Submitted 12-02-2014 under NEWS

On Thursday, December 4 from 4-10 p.m. Uptown businesses will have extended hours featuring sales specials, appetizers, drinks and live entertainment for shoppers.  The annual event takes place throughout four business districts including East...

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Local restaurants showcase Uptown pride with inaugural Taste of Uptown

by Caitlin Hoop (caithoop)

Submitted 09-25-2014 under NEWS

In an effort to draw attention to Uptown, local restaurants have joined forces. In its inaugural year, Taste of Uptown consists of special dishes and drinks at each participating restaurant which people can taste for the next 10 days. An array of...

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Eat.Shop.Rock. final event to take over East Hills

by Eric Tank (erictank)

Submitted 06-24-2014 under NEWS

On each Thursday during the month of June, one of four Uptown business districts will host Eat.Shop.Rock., an event including live entertainment and family friendly activities.  On Thursday, June 26 from 5-9 p.m. the final of the four...

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Eastown first among four districts to host shop hops

by Eric Tank (erictank)

Submitted 05-27-2014 under NEWS

On each Thursday during the month of June, one of four Uptown business districts will host Eat.Shop.Rock., a shop hop including live entertainment and family friendly activities.  On Thursday, June 5 from 5-9 p.m. the first of the four...

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Building place, one person at a time

by Neighborhood Ventures (Neighborhood Ve...)

Submitted 05-13-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Writen by Jessa Dutton So, what makes a place? Are cities, towns and neighborhoods vibrant and enticing because of bottom-line dollar investment? The more money pumped into a community, the more successful it will become, right? While that can be...

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Head to Uptown for the Holiday Shop Hop

by Neighborhood Ventures (Neighborhood Ve...)

Submitted 11-26-2013 under NEWS

Join Uptown for holiday fun this year on Thursday, December 5 for the annual Uptown Holiday Shop Hop. Stroll around Uptown as we bring the holiday cheer... and if you get tired, we've got six free shuttles running until 10 p.m. The event...

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Eat.Shop.Rock. to celebrate local economy with food, music

by Cassandra LaMacchia (Cass LaMacchia)

Submitted 06-18-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Uptown business districts invite the community to the Eat. Shop. Rock. event this Thursday, June 20, for a night full of entertainment in Grand Rapids' most thriving business districts: East Fulton, East Hills, Eastown and Wealthy Street....

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