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New Development Downtown on West Fulton to Bring More Quality College Housing

Rockford Construction announced that they have closed on the final parcel of land and will be breaking ground this month on quality, market rate housing with college students in mind in Grand Rapids’ West Side neighborhood. Fulton Place will be located on Fulton Street West, between Lexington and Seward Streets.

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Cottage & Lakefront Living Show Opens Friday at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids

Say the cottage to almost any Michigander and memories rush forward like waves: the screech of gulls, or the squeal of old oarlocks; falling asleep to the rhythm of the surf, or waking to a chorus of frogs; sand in the sheets, or fish scales in the sink.

Mostly, though, they’re memories of family because here in the Great Lake State the cottage is a tradition that’s handed down from one generation to the next.

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Perquin mural / en.wikipedia.org
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UICA Calling all Artists for new Murals Downtown This Spring

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts’ (UICA) public art program Exit Space Project just released an open call for artist proposals for a series of murals to be installed in downtown Grand Rapids this spring. The project, which is partially funded by Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc., will place several pieces of vibrant public art within the downtown boundaries.

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Grand Rapids’ Olds Manor to be Redeveloped

Tuesday morning, developers announced that Olds Manor, one of the last major vacant buildings in downtown Grand Rapids, is being redeveloped.

CWD Real Estate plans to restore the building at the corner of Michigan and Monroe into a mixed-use building that will include 9,500 square feet of retail and restaurant space on the ground floor, 77 market-rate one- and two-bedroom apartments, and a limited number of for sale condominiums.

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(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Painted Turtle)
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Painted Turtle)
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Rocky Picture Horror Show is This Weeks Movie at the Movies in the Park Series

This Friday, July 25, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks welcome “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” as the fourth film of the Movies in the Park series. The movie will be shown at Ah-Nab-Awen Park using a 3-story screen.

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Sun of a Beach…it’s Another Festival This Friday Downtown Grand Rapids

I've been back from Hawaii for a little over a month now, and I'm missing the beach atmosphere already.  I know, all I have to do is go to Holland, Grand Haven, Saugatuck and hit the beach.  We're so lucky to have West Michigan's Gold Coast so close.  But I want a good party, too.

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Shopping Downtown Grand Rapids Could Net a New Year’s Eve Prize Package

Ah, Christmas shopping. The hustle and bustle of it all.

I'm pooped just thinking about it.  Which, by the way, I'm going to start my Christmas shopping any day now.

It seems that thousands are at the malls working their way from store to store, all the top chains open and gladly accepting your money.

But what about something local?  What about shopping at the locally-owned shops of Downtown Grand Rapids?

Downtown Grand Rapids once was the destination in West Michigan.

But as malls grew, shoppers moved.  Downtown Grand Rapids had to re-invent itself.

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Schuler Books To Close Their Downtown Grand Rapids Location

Schuler Books, who currently own and operate three stores in the greater Grand Rapids area, will soon be closing their downtown location, according to owners Bill and Cecile Fehsenfeld. The store's lease will be coming up for renewal soon, and the owners have decided not to renew it for their space on Fountain St. (inside of the Steketee building).

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Tragedy in Downtown Grand Rapids

It's a sad, somber time in downtown Grand Rapids as someone lies dead on a sidewalk.

A man fell, or possibly committed suicide by jumping, from the Ottawa/Fulton Parking ramp early this morning, sometime we believe between 7 and 7:30 a.m.

Paramedics, and Grand Rapids Police worked on the man for quite awhile to no avail.

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Downtown Grand Rapids Welcomes Central District Cyclery, A New Bicycle Shop!

A bike, is a bike, is a bike, is a bike, or is it?  Apparently not!  With all the new bicycle lanes popping up all over Grand Rapids city streets, city leaders are calling this new downtown bike shop "another spoke" in the city's wheel of re-development

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More “Beautification-Construction” in Downtown Grand Rapids

We sure don't sit still in Grand Rapids.  When one project finishes another begins.

This time it's the renovation of the "sort-of- alley" between DeVos Place and the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.

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Sunday Morning Townsquare, February 26 2012

Welcome to Paul Jendrasiak, the new host of “Sunday Morning Townsquare!”

On Feburary 26th, Paul spoke with:

  • Bing Goei (Eastern Floral), Brian Cousins (Wolverine Store) and Abbey Fowler (6.25 Pape

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