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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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Staying true to your roots at Gaia Cafe

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 04-25-2014 under OPINION

Nestled near the corner of Cherry Street and Diamond Avenue in Grand Rapids' East Hills neighborhood, Gaia Café has been dishing out its vegetarian fare since 1983. In Greek mythology, the goddess Gaia was depicted as the mother of the earth and...

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Meet civic investor Rachel Lee: Investing in neighborhood vibrancy

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Rachel Lee, director of the East Hills Council of Neighbors, loved living in East Hills, even 15 years ago when she moved back from an internship in New York City, having fallen in love with the vibrancy of a busy city environment. But while there,...

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Furniture City Creamery to open doors in East Hills neighborhood in May

by (erictank)

Submitted 04-08-2014 under NEWS

If all goes according to plan, Matt and Rachel Franko will be serving up ice cream in East Hills come May. Furniture City Creamery will be the newest purveyor of local edibles to set up shop on the ever growing Cherry Street business district...

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LaFontsee Gallery to exhibit new artwork "Out of the Polar Vortex"

by (erictank)

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NEWS

LaFontsee Galleries presents a new exhibition titled "Out of the Polar Vortex" on March 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the East Hills location. Over 30 artists, both current and some new to LaFontsee, will be featured in the gallery. New artists...

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Story Matters: Jaclyn Clark, Danielle Dunn share what they love about living on Fitzhugh

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-03-2014 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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Jonny B'z plans to move across street into repurposed garage

by (erictank)

Submitted 02-25-2014 under NEWS

Jonny B'z Dogs and More known for its grilled beef franks and free pinball is in the planning stages of making their move to a new but very proximal location. On the corner of Wealthy and Henry sits an old gas station in disrepair. The building...

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Century-old garage collapses on Diamond by Wealthy, no injuries reported

by (Holly)

Submitted 02-06-2014 under NEWS

The large green garage behind Bazzani Associates (959 Wealthy Street SE) collapsed on Thursday at 12:49 p.m. No one was in or next to the building when it unexpectedly collapsed, though several classic cars and employee cars were in the garage at...

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West Michigan's first birthing center to open in East Hills

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-28-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Midwife Sara Badger and business partner Juliea Paige, certified birth doula, have teamed up to establish the first birthing center in Grand Rapids. Cedar Tree Birth and Wellness is located at 915 Cherry Street in East Hills next to Grove Restaurant...

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East Hills BlowHards organize to keep sidewalks clear

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-21-2014 under NEWS

The East Hills BlowHards, a volunteer group of individuals from the neighborhood and Brewery Vivant staff, have organized to help keep nieghborhood sidewalks clear of snow and ice. The group formed as a response to East Hill's ...

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