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Wealthy Street

Building revitalization projects proposed for Wealthy Street

by Tiffany Szakal (TSzakal)

Submitted 01-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Proposals were brought to the January East Hills Council of Neighbors meeting, with a butcher shop and mixed-use development aim to revitalize the lots at 1106 and 1059 Wealthy Street SE. Matt Smith, future owner of Louise Earl Butcher, is currently...

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Great Lakes Commonwealth offers new venue, new membership program

by Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters (GLCL)

Submitted 09-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters (GLCL), a literary nonprofit established in 2013, has a simple mission: to encourage, promote and celebrate the literary endeavors of writers in the Great Lakes region. In serving its mission, GLCL has now...

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Donkey Taqueria serves affordable plates, needs some heat

by Scott Trumbo (Scott Trumbo)

Submitted 08-06-2014 under OPINION

Donkey Taqueria, in a small building at the corner of Wealthy and Henry, occupies what used to be a service station in the 1920's. The menu is divided into appetizers, tacos, tostadas and other small plates. The menu offers enough options to...

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East Hills Council of Neighbors to unveil public space strategy

by East Hills Council of Neighbors (EHCN)

Submitted 06-17-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Join the East Hills Council of Neighbors as they present their Public Space Strategy at a free public meeting on June 23 from 6-8 p.m. at the Inner City Christian Federation. The strategy is broken down into four parts; Neighborhood Parks and...

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In support of shareable cities: residents and local leaders Paul and Rachel Lee support homesharing

by Rachel Lee (Rachel Lee)

Submitted 06-11-2014 under OPINION

Editor's note: Rachel and Paul Lee, siblings living and working in the Uptown area of Grand Rapids, both asked to be able to share their letters to our City Commissioners in a public manner on The Rapidian's platform. Rachel Lee, Director of...

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Jonny B'z plans to move across street into repurposed garage

by Eric Tank (erictank)

Submitted 02-25-2014 under NEWS

Jonny B'z Dogs and More known for its grilled beef franks and free pinball is in the planning stages of making their move to a new but very proximal location. On the corner of Wealthy and Henry sits an old gas station in disrepair. The building...

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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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The Meanwhile bar to celebrate 6th year

by Molly Heinhuis (Molly Heinhuis)

Submitted 10-16-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

"We have a tradition, every year we have a big anniversary party and we run all of our ridiculous specials. All our drinks are crazy cheap and we buy a whole bunch of food from a local restaurant in the neighborhood--we just have a huge party,...

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New signs pop up in Wealthy Street business district

by Mariah Kennedy (mariah_kat)

Submitted 07-16-2013 under NEWS

Totaling 28 signs up and down Wealthy Street, between Fuller Avenue and Union Avenue, new signs are now in place with the intention to create visual identity for the now-thriving business district. The signs, hanging at about 10 feet above the...

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Elk Brewing under full construction

by Mariah Kennedy (mariah_kat)

Submitted 07-09-2013 under NEWS

Solidified with building permits and approval, Elk Brewing is officially under full construction. Located on the corner of Wealthy and Henry, those passing by can expect to see major renovation over the next few months. Erin Karns started brewing...

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