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Self- made Foremost Barbershop wants to hang out

by (Davis Dryer)

Submitted 06-20-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

For Andrew Theile, cutting hair isn’t just a job, but a way of life.  “Getting a pair of clippers when I was a kid,” he says about how and why got into barbering. “And never liking going to the barber because I never...

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Local founder and owner keeps Kava House strong for more than 20 years

by (Loukas Peterson)

Submitted 06-19-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

In 2013, coffee houses and shops seem to be on every corner. The morning beverage has become an anytime beverage for coffee enthusiasts, and cream and sugar went from being the only additions to just a few out of a hundred. Pam Murray, co-owner of...

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GR Bagel wants to show Grand Rapids that real bagels swim

by (Davis Dryer)

Submitted 06-19-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Sunday morning is a late morning for René Pascal Kalter and Lisa Barhydt, the founders of GR BAGEL. On Sundays, they don’t have to get to their rental space at Uptown Kitchen until around 6 a.m. or so. “Although, we were slow this...

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CVLT Pizza works to be example of farm-to-table dining

by (Davis Dryer)

Submitted 06-14-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

CVLT Pizza founder Ryan Cappelletti is out to change the way you see food, and more specifically, pizza. Cappelletti has experience in the locally sourced restaurant scene. Starting with Bartertown Diner, and now recently moving on to CVLT Pizza,...

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Local canner brings talents to community

by (Loukas Peterson)

Submitted 06-07-2013 under NEWS

Michigan native Diane Devereaux has been involved in traditional food preparation and preservation her entire life. As a young teenager, she began to can her own produce, herbs and meats, and now she has opened her doors and brought the joys of...

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Day Dreaming about the Weekend Daydream Studios Readies for The Market

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 05-28-2013 under NONPROFITS

Daydream Studio is a small business that serves as the creative outlet for the duo of Amber Gerard and Lynn McKeown. Although these lovely ladies have found a great niche and are well known for their witty and unique handmade buttons, their vision...

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State Street gets its life back through re//STATE

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 05-17-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

As much as we hate to see it, every city has them: streets that, over time, have transformed from bustling economic hubs to vast, desolate concrete waste. Their public green spaces become neglected, morphing into empty parking lots while their...

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Avenue for the Arts brings back the Market

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 05-02-2013 under NONPROFITS

The Market presented by the Avenue for the Arts is back and bigger than ever. This is a great opportunity to wander the sidewalks of South Division between Fulton and Cherry and celebrate creativity and community. This year...

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Hugo Claudin: transgressive art and performance

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 04-12-2013 under NONPROFITS

An AK47 is pointed at the crowd. A patch of light is on the face behind the gun.  An adolescent wearing a luchadoras mask shouts “Go home, yankee, yankee go home BANG BANG BANG” The faces in the crowd duck to the left and right...

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Possible arrival of Trader Joe's, Whole Foods sparks ongoing discussion

by (Allison Arnold)

Submitted 03-14-2013 under NEWS

Last week, there was much buzz surrounding the news that the national grocery chains Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods would be opening up shop in Grand Rapids. While many Grand Rapidians were excited about this possibility, not all were enthused...

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