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Story Matters: 7th generation Grand Rapidian Jim Cox sees vitality in city today

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Jim Cox's family moved to Grand Rapids around 1850. Watch Jim talk about how his family has seen the city grow and change throughout the years.
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These stories hosted by 616 Development

The Rapidian joined 616 Development's celebration of their new project, 616 Lofts at the Kendall, for their open house on Friday, December 6. Listen in as people share their stories of how they've seen Grand Rapids change, what they love about living, working and playing downtown, and more.


See them all on the Story Matters page.



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. 

Jim Cox sat down with us to tell the story of his family's history in Grand Rapids while he was visiting 616 Development's new project 616 Lofts at the Kendall. Cox's family moved to Grand Rapids around 1850. He talks about how his family has seen the city grow and change throughout the years, and what he sees in the next 10 years for our city.


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