West Side

Story Matters: Terrell Cornelius shares what it's like to live on the West Side

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-25-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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Fire engulfs West Side apartments

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 07-24-2014 under NEWS

Firefighters are still working on extinguishing a fire at an apartment complex on the corner of Fourth Street NW and Davis Avenue NW. Leanne Hanson, who was visiting her niece that lives next to the apartment complex, said the fire started around 6...

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The Black Heron to serve Michigan-centric dishes in support of agrotourism

by (erictank)

Submitted 06-24-2014 under NEWS

A new restaurant is in the works at 428 Bridge Street and plans to be remodeled and up and running by November. The Black Heron, a New American cuisine restaurant with bar serving lunch and dinner is settling onto a West Side strip that is seeing a...

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New clothing retailer to open on Bridge Street

by (erictank)

Submitted 05-13-2014 under NEWS

On May 17 Denym, a retail clothing boutique carring men's and women's line of jeans, tops and accessories, will officially unveil itself to the public.  Located at 443 Bridge Street, the east wing of the two story building has been...

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Stockbridge Boiler Room works to bring community together with Love Feast

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 04-29-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Stockbridge Boiler Room has been hosting an event every Wednesday for five years called Love Feast. Love Feast is a meal made and participated collectively by people in the Grand Rapids community from all walks of life- from people in the...

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Neighbors prepare to clean up Westside, Heartside

by (erictank)

Submitted 04-22-2014 under NEWS

On Saturday, April 26, residents are encouraged to get out and help clean up the sidewalks and streets. This year two locations are available to choose from. Westside Volunteers for the Westside Community Cleanup will organize at St. Mary's...

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New consignment shop to open on Bridge Street corridor

by (erictank)

Submitted 02-04-2014 under NEWS

On Saturday, February 8, the Conscious Collective Consignment shop will officially open on Bridge Street. The grand opening will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and feature live music from local...

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West Side barbecue works to provide comfortable atmosphere, comfort food

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 02-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

At Louie’s Bar and Rocket Lounge Barbecue, pigs can fly. At least, one pig can. The restaurant’s mascot, a grinning cartoon porker that adorns the restaurant’s window at 608 Bridge St., is airborne thanks to an “ACME hog...

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Developing the West Side

by (mikevangessel)

Submitted 10-29-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

When Rockford Construction moved into our new offices last month, the headlines were about economic redevelopment – how we were turning a once-blighted factory on the West Side into a catalyst for growth in a potentially dynamic neighborhood....

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Story Cafe builds community through storytelling

by (Waltonm)

Submitted 08-13-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Billy and Marcia Angel's love of storytelling has followed them across oceans and continents. The couple has been hosting an evening called Story Rounds in the houses where they've lived in London, Whales and Florida. They would invite...

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