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Downtown bars work toward sustainability with zero waste initiative

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 03-24-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

“We rely on our environment to supply and support every single thing we do. Without a healthy environment, everything suffers,” says Autumn Sands, sustainability coordinator of BarFly Ventures and recent recipient of the Woman of Hope...

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State economy loses $435 million to landfill

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 02-23-2015 under NEWS

The state of Michigan is lagging behind national averages in recycling, with only 15% of residents recycling as compared to the national average of 35%. Governor Rick Snyder has created a proposed plan of action with the objective to double Michigan...

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Public vote to determine winner of downtown ice sculptures

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 01-27-2015 under NEWS

On Valentine’s Day weekend, the public is encouraged to view dozens of spectacular works of ice art in Downtown Grand Rapids. Entering its second year, the Valent-ICE winter festival encourages the four-season enjoyment of Downtown. Downtown...

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Parklets get ready to pop up for BarFly patrons

by (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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Stoner Taco to provide unique offerings at Local First Street Party

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 05-29-2013 under OPINION

There will be several food vendors at the upcoming Local First Street Party, but the one that caught my eye was Stoner Taco. I can’t remember where I first found out about Stoner Taco. Was it at last year’s Local First Street Party,...

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Grand Rapids Brewing Company to open its organic doors December 5

by (Holly)

Submitted 11-20-2012 under NEWS

"You know, back in the early 1900's before GRBC was forced out of business by Prohibition, all restaurants and all breweries were 'organic.' They didn't have to say it, they just all were because farmers didn't use chemicals back then," says Mark...

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Grand Rapids Brewing Co. re-opening as Michigan's first organic brewery

by (jsholinyan)

Submitted 07-25-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Cultivating a culture of its own, craft beer has given a rise to this Beer City. Dried taps and equipment once belonging to the Grand Rapids Brewing Company (GRBC) are being resurrected as preparation begins for re-opening in October as Michigan...

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