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NPO Showcase: Thrift Shop Local

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-23-2018 under NONPROFITS

NPO Showcase sits down with store manager, Mindy Kitchel, of Helping Hand Mission Thrift. Kitchel discusses how the funds of the thrift store goes directly into the community. The thrift store serves the Heartside community in providing discounted...

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Made in Michigan Pop-Up Marketplace returns to Downtown Market for 2018 season

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 05-23-2018 under NONPROFITS

This Saturday, the Made in MI Pop-Up Marketplace returns to the Grand Rapids Downtown Market, with more than 50 entrepreneurs, artisans and artists in the Outdoor Market Shed. The Made in MI Pop-Up Marketplace features Michigan-made goods for sale,...

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In Season: July 16, 2016

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 07-13-2016 under NONPROFITS

Items to Watch: Apricots Blueberries Summer Squash Produce: Apricots Arugula Beans (Dried) Beets Blueberries Bok Choy Broccoli Cabbage Carrots Cauliflower Celery Cherries (Sweet & Tart) Cucumbers Currants (Red) Egg Plant Fennel Garlic Garlic...

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In Season: September 5, 2015

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 09-04-2015 under NONPROFITS

New Items: Honeycrisp Apples Produce: Acorn Squash Apples (Paula Reds, Zestar, Molly's, Gala, Grahm Spy) Arugula Basil Beans (Green, Purple, Yellow) Beets (Red, Golden, Candy Cane) Blackberries Blueberries Bok Choy Broccoli Butternut Squash...

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Discover six locally owned alternatives to Trader Joe's

by (wendypchef)

Submitted 02-12-2015 under OPINION

There is something really wrong with the idea of a national chain store opening being a sign of progress. Maybe we will really “hit it big” if a Cheesecake Factory opens downtown!) But that’s another story. In the meantime, I would...

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Wintertime Fun in Grand Rapids

by (tonia.hauser)

Submitted 12-02-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Fleeting seasons are whizzing by us, seemingly quicker with each passing year. We blame it on old age and busy agendas, but the reality is— life is short. The time is upon us to start benefiting from the abundant wintertime activities Grand...

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Eat.Shop.Rock. final event to take over East Hills

by (erictank)

Submitted 06-24-2014 under NEWS

On each Thursday during the month of June, one of four Uptown business districts will host Eat.Shop.Rock., an event including live entertainment and family friendly activities.  On Thursday, June 26 from 5-9 p.m. the final of the four...

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We're all in this together

by (Neighborhood Ve...)

Submitted 12-17-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Jessa Dutton We are in the midst of the holiday shopping season. An estimated $57.4 billion was spent in the United States during the Thanksgiving weekend. On average, shoppers spent nearly $407 each on gifts for others and themselves. An...

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Beyond the poll: join the "shop local" conversation

by (LCirivello)

Submitted 10-11-2011 under OPINION

Normally the weekly Rapidian poll is designed to stand on its own: created for fun, to offer an idea for quiet consideration, or to encourage brief exchanges between fellow Rapidians. This time though, I want to personally encourage everyone to use...

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The Urban Shopping Experience

by (markrumsey)

Submitted 12-03-2010 under OPINION

Downtown retail is an indicator of a healthy city. The suburban ethos of the 50s and 60s left Grand Rapids, like many other cities, with deteriorated business cores that were primarily only used as commuter office spaces on a nine to five schedule....

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