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Placemaking as hospitality: How can we invite everyone to the table?

Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard
Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:47am

PLACE-MATTERS: If placemaking is about embracing the collective humanity in each other, then the best places and the best placemaking are not just cool things to do in cool places, but building a better city for all of us.

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Winter Beer Festival to pour over 800 kinds of local beer varieties

Maddie Forshee
Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:37am

LOCAL LIFE: Tickets are still available for Friday festivities at the popular beer festival that takes place in a baseball stadium parking lot in the dead of winter. The two day event will feature over 100 Michigan breweries.

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First neighborhood summit to encourage residents to voice priorities for their communities

Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard
Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:33am

NEWS: "Strong Neighborhoods, Strong City" is the first summit of its kind in Grand Rapids, bringing together leaders and citizens with the goal of strengthening local communities.

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Chef Zack Sklar to open Social Kitchen & Bar at Downtown...

Downtown Market
Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:36am

NONPROFITS: The new restaurant, featuring a casual ambiance with refined comfort food, is expected to change with the seasons by utilizing vendors from our Farmers Market and indoor Market Hall. Watch for a grand opening at the end of the summer.


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Nourish Organic Market expands with free delivery of food baskets

CeNique Yeldell - 02/24

Nourish Organic Market, a small grocer that provides local and organic food, now offers free delivery for their Fresh For You food baskets as a way to make groceries more accessible and supporting local farmers easier.


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