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Grandwich 2014 sampled: pretzel-bun-with-pork theme emerges in day four

by (wendypchef)

Submitted 07-13-2014 under OPINION

Wrapping up our assignment to try all of the Grandwiches, our team of four finishes with the offerings from the following establishments: Founders Brewing Company, Cottage Bar, J. Gardellas, HopCat, Buffalo Wild Wings, Taco Bar Company, SpeakEZ...

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Grandwich 2014 sampled: First seven sandwiches swing strongly towards sweet or salty

by (Holly)

Submitted 07-09-2014 under OPINION

This week, four Rapidian reporters are trying every Grandwich they can in the first week of the competition. The Grandwich competition runs from Tuesday July 8 through July 27. Top 10 sandwiches are determined by public vote online, and on August 1...

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Envisioning the future of Grand Rapids: how best to utilize downtown, riverfront

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 07-01-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Tim Kelly, Planning Manager, DGRI When you think of Downtown Grand Rapids and the Grand River, do you find yourself thinking about what is there now, or do you imagine the potential of what could be? Grand Rapids is in the midst of making...

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Story Matters: Downtown events encourage fun in Grand Rapids for Stephanie VanderMolen

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-23-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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Story Matters: Wes Eaton shares current Midtown favorites, childhood downtown memories

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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Parade begins West Michigan's annual Pride festival

by (Scott Trumbo)

Submitted 06-19-2014 under NEWS

On June 14, downtown Grand Rapids celebrated the 26th annual West Michigan Pride. This event highlights the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities in the West Michigan area. With thousands of visitors waiting at the entrance gates,...

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NPO Showcase: Heartside Ministry's Bridging the Gap GED & Literacy Program

by (GRTV)

Submitted 06-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

INTERVIEW This segment of NPO Showcase features Heartside Ministry, a place of healing and empowerment for people experiencing homelessness and poverty. Heartside provides this support through education, advocacy, art, and spirituality. Andy...

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Music, art come together at The Market on First Fridays

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 06-05-2014 under NONPROFITS

The art and music community in our city is growing by the second. With different art shows, exhibits, and countless music events happening every single night, it’s safe to say that Grand Rapids is exploding with creativity of all sorts. ...

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The Market Merges with First Fridays for Summer

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 05-13-2014 under NONPROFITS

For 2014, The Market returns as a First Friday event. On June 6th and August 1st, South Division will once again become a lively center for art, music, and culture. In addition to a gallery and shop hop that exhibits artwork at a variety of indoor...

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Lee & Birch moving from downtown location to East Hills neighborhood

by (erictank)

Submitted 05-06-2014 under NEWS

Lee & Birch, the popular downtown modern fashion boutique, is closing its doors on May 15. The close comes during a transition in the seven year history of the the company. But the move is not for lack of business. Hardly the case- Lee &...

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