ArtPrize Off The Beaten Path: The Harris Building

by (TSzakal)

Submitted 09-29-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Harris Building, which splits its unit between The Local Epicurean, flexible offices and event space, offers visitors handmade pasta, artisan chocolate and art with an emphasis on natural elements.   On most days, The Local Epicurean offers...

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The Bitter End provides coffee oasis for West Side

by (Sara Ransom)

Submitted 08-21-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Bitter End Coffeehouse is a family-owned business that serves fair trade, craft roasted coffee made from organic beans on West Fulton. Owner John Sprite is a Grand Rapids native with a culinary background. “Our coffee shop in a...

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24 hour coffee house serves spicy drinks, cultural food

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 05-06-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

In 2012, the Mayan calendar predicted the end of the world. Two years later, one Mayan man wants to spread a different message. “[The Mayans] are still here,” says Marco Bulnes Medina. “People said we were done in 2012. I want to...

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Grand Rapids micro-roaster doing coffee right

by (jeneanz)

Submitted 03-04-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Hidden in a 100-year-old seemingly abandoned warehouse on the corner of Hall and Godfrey lies the home of a small micro-roaster called Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters. After climbing five flights of stairs accompanied by motivational signs,...

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Hall Street bakery opens with dedicated gluten free kitchen

by (HGrzych)

Submitted 02-11-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Saturday marked the grand opening of the Hall Street Bakery. Located at the corner of Hall Street and Fuller Avenue, the new bake shop and restaurant is an extension of popular Wealthy Street Bakery. This new location features Wealthy Street's...

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Propaganda Doughnuts opens for business

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 12-30-2013 under NEWS

With an agrarian upbringing based on old world traditions, Tory O’Haire- also known as the Starving Artist- is bringing the classic French patisserie to Grand Rapids with Propaganda Doughnuts,117 S. Division. The shop’s soft opening...

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GRPD reaches out to residents in community networking event

by (Raheeq Al-Zaidan)

Submitted 10-25-2013 under NEWS

Following the success of their first Coffee with a Cop event, the Grand Rapids Police Department has decided to hold another community meet & greet on October 29. All residents are invited to head down to Arnie’s from 9:00 a.m....

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Coffee With Creators offers discussion about local business, technology

by (rpontius)

Submitted 10-21-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. local members of business, technology and design meet at The Factory to discuss their trade. Kate Hunt, the coLearning Project Coordinator of The Factory, wants people to know they are invited. "Coffee with...

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Police department invites residents to have coffee with a cop

by (Raheeq Al-Zaidan)

Submitted 08-28-2013 under NEWS

If you're a Facebook fan of Grand Rapids Police Department, you may have received the public invitation for a community coffee date with police officers. On August 29, Rapidians will have a chance to meet and speak with officers at Tim Hortons...

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Grab coffee with neighbors every Friday at East Hills

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 07-02-2013 under NEWS

For over 20 years, neighbors, members of the community and city leaders have been meeting at the East Hills Council of Neighbors every Friday morning to talk about various things going on in the neighborhood and the city. The event is open to anyone...

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