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Vendor Spotlight: Rose Beerhorst

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-02-2014 under NONPROFITS

Walking up to Rose Beerhorst’s booth at The Market on First Fridays in June, her bright, circular rugs with tasteful bold patterns immediately caught my eye. They have that cozy, handmade feel that would bring warmth and folky style to any...

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The Market on First Fridays

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 05-08-2014 under

This summer The Market returns as a First Friday event and features a gallery and shop hop that exhibits artwork at a variety of indoor sites. Meanwhile, the sidewalks will be flooded with artist vendors, performances, and entertainment all along...

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Harmony Brewing Company sets sights on former Little Mexico building

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-07-2014 under NEWS

Negotiations over the purchase of the 401 Stocking Avenue building that once housed Little Mexico are underway between the current owners and Bear Manor Properties. If all goes according to schedule, the sale is projected to be finalized by the end...

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Beerhorst family to welcome community into home

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-10-2013 under NEWS

From December 13-15 the Beerhorst family will be opening the doors of their home to the public for their annual family art show. Rick Beerhorst, a local veteran artist, musician and activist, and his wife Brenda live in the East Hills neighborhood...

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More art, more shopping at Urban Lights event

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-10-2013 under NEWS

On December 14 from noon until 8 p.m. the Division Avenue corridor businesses will organize a shop hop just in time for the holiday season. If you've missed the Uptown Holiday Shop Hop, the UICA Artists' Holiday Market or the festivities at...

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Sass Fest to celebrate hand crafted local goodness

by (erictank)

Submitted 11-19-2013 under NEWS

On Saturday November 23, the DAAC and Have Company present SASS Fest: a celebration of Do It Together ethos featuring hand made items and craft workshops. The event is free and takes place at the 106 Gallery on Division Avenue from noon until 7 p.m...

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The Hideout Brewing Company marries prohibition-era Michigan with off-beat brews

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 10-23-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Hideout Brewing Company's name and theme might be just a little too apropos of the 1920s prohibition-era breweries that inspire them. Located in a residential area off of Plainfield Avenue, the brewery is rather challenging to find. However...

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What's On Tap: October 17-23

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 10-16-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Brewery Vivant Farmhand, Rustic Farmhouse Style Ale Triomphe, Belgian IPA Big Red Coq, Belgian Red Ale with citra hops Sgt. Peppercorn, Belgian Rye dry spiced with green peppercorns BlackHand, Black Session Ale Perdition, Black Belgian Style Ale...

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High and low art

by (MattP)

Submitted 10-03-2013 under OPINION

Are some forms of art “higher” than others? Is classical music a higher form than rock music? Is poetry above detective novels? Most people are aware of a distinction between high and low art. High art is appreciated by those with the...

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Mercy Leather brands unique process, style in genuine leather goods

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 09-10-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Mercy Leather features wallets, aprons, totes, canvas travel packs, courier messenger bags and bicycle accessories and has even moved into clothing items such as raw denim jeans and jackets. Jordan Sherwin and Rusty Zylstra's wife Kaitlin...

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