Happy Cat Cafe encourages visitors to socialize with cats up for adoption

by (Kent Innovation...)

Submitted 12-11-2018 under OPINION

If you’re a cat person, then you may just want to consider paying a visit to Kati Palmurkar’s Happy Cat Cafe in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Being the first official cat cafe in Michigan, the Happy Cat Cafe is a popular feline-themed hangout...

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Grand Rapids brothers create local social app to strengthen community

by (Mikayla Balk)

Submitted 11-02-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The founders of Grand Rapids social app Yote seek to not only bring more technology companies to GR following their new artificial intelligence, but they also have another vision in mind. They see loneliness as a widespread force of unhappiness that...

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Palatte Coffee and Art: A new twist on the classic art gallery

by (taylor.welton)

Submitted 04-25-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Just down the street from the Grand Rapids Art Museum is the café, Palatte Coffee and Art. As customers step into the coffee shop their eyes will be drawn to the artwork that hangs on the walls, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, and...

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Ferris Coffee & Nut barista competes in USCC Brewer's Cup qualifier

by (rmclaughlin)

Submitted 02-18-2016 under NEWS

Head barista of Ferris Coffee & Nut, Dan Shoup, competed in the United States Coffee Championships (USCC) Brewer's Cup (USBrC) qualifier earlier this month in Kansas City after preparing for three months. While Ferris's Head Trainer AJ...

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Café Louis brings new life to local dry cleaner

by (MaddieForshee)

Submitted 01-27-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Sheldon Dry Cleaners is working to breathe new life into their dry cleaning business: they have just opened a café inside their new laundry room. In addition to expanding their Grand Rapids headquarters to include a laundromat, the dry cleaning...

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New pastry cafe to serve gluten-free dishes with European inspirations

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 06-17-2014 under NEWS

"I had to start my own bakery because I couldn't find food that met my standards," says Angela Specter, owner of Silverberry Kitchen. "[Allergen concious] food is either sub-standard or is at a five-star restaurant. There's no...

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LINC community revitalization opens sit-down cafe designed to benefit neighborhood

by (erictank)

Submitted 03-11-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Recently, LINC Community Revitalization held a soft opening for its newest initiative, Soul Food Cafe. The Soul Food Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with an emphasis on southern cooking including plenty of BBQ options, fried green...

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Eat the Real Food

by (GRCC Compositio...)

Submitted 05-07-2012 under OPINION

Eggs fried to succulence, fluffy Belgian waffles topped with strawberries and cream, and crispy apple-wood smoked bacon are some of the few tasty bits that the Real Food Café makes better than most. A mouth-watering breakfast can be hard to come by...

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[Eat & Drink ArtPrize 2010] Go Java Coffee

by (pammyk)

Submitted 09-20-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

  Go Java is a comfy, house-y feeling café. Its a great place to stop during ArtPrize for a warm drink and an energizing snack. Located downtown, you can stop for a bit and view the art and then sip your coffee as you take in the view of...

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