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Story Matters: Paul DeBartolo remembers Herpolsheimers, wants to live downtown

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Paul DeBartolo has seen downtown Grand Rapids have rough days since his memories of riding the train at Herpolsheimers, and wants to say thanks to those who have worked to revive it.

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. While in Ah Nab Awen Park on Friday, August 23, The Rapidian's Story Matters project asked several local citizens to share their stories. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV.

Paul DeBartolo remembers train rides at Herpolsheimer's and soda jerks in downtown Grand Rapids in the 70's, and talks about how things have changed so much since there. DeBartolo says he is thankful for the investment in the downtown area and would now love to live in Grand Rapids, thanks to all the efforts in the area.

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