The Rapidian

Eastown

Why Place Matters

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 12-02-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Christopher Cork  I was recently reminded why I joined the ECA board and why I love our neighborhood. I have been part of discussions about the proposed Family Fare gas station at Fulton and Carlton through our board meetings, but...

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Uptown Holiday Shop Hop to kick off annual event

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-02-2014 under NEWS

On Thursday, December 4 from 4-10 p.m. Uptown businesses will have extended hours featuring sales specials, appetizers, drinks and live entertainment for shoppers.  The annual event takes place throughout four business districts including East...

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Imagination Creations Hair & Vintage celebrates decade of success

by (erictank)

Submitted 11-18-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Imagination Creations (IC), the vintage boutique and hair salon run by proprietor Heather McGartland, boasts 10 successful years this December. From the early years peddling her hand crafted art goods locally at the Fulton Street Farmers Market or...

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Eastown businesses to participate in Halloween walk

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-28-2014 under NEWS

On Friday, October 31 from 5-7 p.m. Eastown businesses will be open for trick-or-treaters. Organized by the Eastown Community Association, local businesses will keep their doors open a little later to celebrate the holiday. Young children are...

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Lamp Light gears up for third annual music festival

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-21-2014 under NEWS

On the weekend of November 7, 8 and 9, Eastown will for the third year in a row set the stage for Grand Rapids' DIT music scene. Lamp Light Music Festival, an experiment in multi-house show venue collaboration, was wildly popular from the start...

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Michigan themed t-shirt company to open retail shop in Eastown

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NEWS

The Mitten State, a Grand Rapids based t-shirt design company, will be expanding its operation to include its first retail outlet in Eastown.  Located in the LEED certified Phoenix building at 1502 Wealthy Street, the 1,600 square foot space...

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Annual Eastown Streetfair to kick off Saturday

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 09-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

The Eastown Community Association and Eastown Business Association are hosting the 41st Annual Eastown Streetfair on Saturday, September 13 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. This outdoor festival will take place along Wealthy Street between Giddings Avenue and...

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Eastown block party brings back memories for neighbor

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 08-12-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Once a year I could play in the street without getting into trouble. Growing up, that never happened without serious consequences, which meant that chance to be on the asphalt certainly stood out as a very different day. It was block party day: big...

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Eastown to host annual Bizarre Bazaar this Saturday

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 06-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

The Eastown Community Association and the Eastown Business Association are hosting their annual artist market, Bizarre Bazaar. This year’s event will be held on June 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendors will be set up along Wealthy Street, between...

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Can I help you?

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 06-24-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Anthony Martin, ECA Vice President I am a committed Eastown resident who cares about his community and the improvement of Sigsbee Park. I have personally been involved with the welfare and improvement of Sigsbee Park since 2009; I have...

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