In January, downtown Grand Rapids lost a popular, and really needed business. If you work downtown, and ever needed something quick, like a snack, or cigarettes, candy, magazines, newspapers, whatever...you would go to Elliott's.
Expansion of DeVos Place Convention Center, a soccer stadium, and a new hotel are all projects being considered by Grand Action, a business-based nonprofit, responsible for Van Andel Arena, Civic Theatre, Downtown Market, and more.
I live pretty close to downtown Grand Rapids. Whenever I'm asked what downtown GR is lacking, I always say the same thing-- a grocery store!
Well, now it looks like one may be on the way. Kind of. From the sound of it, the new store proposed at 38 Commerce will have more options than what's currently available, but won't carry all the items one might seek on a full-on trip to the grocery store.
I hadn't thought about parking much but when I was on mlive.com this morning the headline caught my eye. Lots of people who live in the downtown Grand Rapids area were pretty excited to learn about the potential of Celebration Cinema opening up a movie theater and entertainment venue on Ionia just south of the Van Andel Arena...
If you work in downtown Grand Rapids brace yourself. Rush hour traffic will turn into a nightmare if you are not prepared. Beginning Wednesday morning the Fulton and Monroe intersection will be closed...
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