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Stella's Lounge

Stella's Lounge gets creative with cocktails at monthly Sovereign Cocktail Club

by (rmclaughlin)

Submitted 02-04-2016 under NEWS

Stella's Lounge's monthly event, called the "Sovereign Cocktail Club," is becoming a regular highlight in their backroom, creating an evening centered around trying experimental twists to classic cocktails developed...

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Downtown bars work toward sustainability with zero waste initiative

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 03-24-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

“We rely on our environment to supply and support every single thing we do. Without a healthy environment, everything suffers,” says Autumn Sands, sustainability coordinator of BarFly Ventures and recent recipient of the Woman of Hope...

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Parklets get ready to pop up for BarFly patrons

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-12-2014 under NEWS

BarFly Ventures' new "parklets" in front of three downtown businesses will soon be open to patrons. The parklets are located at Stella's Lounge, McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon and Grand Rapids Brewing Company (GRBC). Each...

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"The Drunken Retort" Songwriter-Comedian-Poetry Open Mic

by (FableTellsTruth)

Submitted 05-18-2014 under

If you come once, You might just get hooked! This is a variety open mic! The first if it's kind in Grand Rapids, Mi! Bring your talents, We have a ton of Singer Songwriters, Poets, Comics, and Story Tellers! Every Monday at Stella's Lounge!!! FREE...

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Your Chauffeur provides new way to arrive home safe

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 07-23-2013 under NEWS

Chad Becker was first introduced to the idea of someone driving you home from the bar in your own car when he was visiting a friend in North Carolina. “I’ve been thinking about this idea for the last few years. It's always been in...

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Comparing burgers to burgers

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 07-15-2013 under OPINION

I have been thinking a lot about hamburgers lately. Everybody in town likes to think that they make the best burger in town, and they are more than happy to tell you about it. The problem for this is that the standards are so varied. When I think...

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PechaKucha to visit Stella's on Devil's Night

by (Ryan Mac)

Submitted 10-24-2012 under OPINION

PechaKucha (PK) takes its name from the Japanese phrase meaning “chit chat," such as the din of background noise. Originally devised in Tokyo in 2003 as an opportunity for networking and sharing, PK has now taken off worldwide. In...

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Stella's burger gets national nod from GQ Magazine

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 06-21-2012 under NEWS

Stella's Lounge has received national attention for their stuffed burgers. GQ Magazine compiled a list of 50 things America does "better than anyone else anywhere else" and, mixed in with Heinz ketchup and food trucks, Stella's...

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Beauty of Chaos: ArtPrize Profile of Erwin Erkfitz

by (dan_himself)

Submitted 09-30-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

    Erwin Erkfitz, a 29 year old from LaPeer county, Michigan got into art at a very early age. As a seven year old child, his first drawing was the cover of Treasure Island. Throughout elementary, middle school, and high school, he loved...

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[Eat & Drink ArtPrize 2010] Stella's Lounge

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 08-23-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

In an alleyway between Commerce and Ionia avenues lies Stella's Lounge, where vintage arcade games, over 200 whiskies and substantial vegan (and non-vegan) fare are married into a single experience. Stella's opened on May 1, 2010, the day Michigan...

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