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GRAAMA Royal Opening centers offerings of local African-Americans

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 12-20-2016 under NEWS

Until now, there have been few places to learn about the very first African-Americans to live in Grand Rapids. The Dutch heritage of early West Michigan settlers is often a driving narrative of Grand Rapids history, as well as that of Polish and...

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#ShopSmallGR this Small Business Saturday

by (BethMcEwen)

Submitted 11-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

“Small Business Saturday is one of our busiest days of the year,” said Rosemary Ellis, owner of The Artist’s Studio at 40 Monroe Center. This amazing little nook inside MoDiv, on what is commonly referred to as the Monroe Mall,...

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Vault of Midnight unlocks comics for everyone

by (tomspeelman)

Submitted 02-18-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

To stand out against the rows upon rows of interesting stores that line Monroe Center, you'd better be willing to attract attention. Vault of Midnight definitely is. When opening their Grand Rapids location several months ago, the Ann Arbor-...

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GRAM GoSite wants your input

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 07-09-2013 under NEWS

The previous café space of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, centrally located at the doorstep of one of the city's most iconic parks, will soon function as a 21st Century hub of information, welcoming visitors and locals alike to gather downtown and...

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Chalk Flood to fill Monroe Center

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 06-13-2013 under NEWS

This Saturday, June 22, Monroe Center will be closed between Ionia and Division to host a "chalk flood." The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The chalk flood is open to all ages and skill levels and this year includes a chalk art...

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Central District Cyclery brings bike shop convenience downtown

by (eschroeder)

Submitted 03-30-2012 under NEWS

52 Monroe Center NW has recently seen the addition of a brand new bike shop. Central District Cyclery officially opened on the 15th of March and owner Nate Phelps says the shop has already proved popular. “We’ve been overwhelmed so far:...

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Coming Soon to Downtown: Angel's Thai Café

by (George)

Submitted 10-29-2009 under NEWS

Angel’s Thai Café, a new Thai restaurant, is in development at 136 Monroe Center NW. According to Ger Lee, the café’s chef, the restaurant will feature Thai-fusion cuisine, much of which will be influenced heavily by the food of Korea. Lee believes...

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