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Head to Uptown for the Holiday Shop Hop

by Neighborhood Ventures (Neighborhood Ve...)

Submitted 11-26-2013 under NEWS

Join Uptown for holiday fun this year on Thursday, December 5 for the annual Uptown Holiday Shop Hop. Stroll around Uptown as we bring the holiday cheer... and if you get tired, we've got six free shuttles running until 10 p.m. The event...

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Eat.Shop.Rock. to celebrate local economy with food, music

by Cassandra LaMacchia (Cass LaMacchia)

Submitted 06-18-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Uptown business districts invite the community to the Eat. Shop. Rock. event this Thursday, June 20, for a night full of entertainment in Grand Rapids' most thriving business districts: East Fulton, East Hills, Eastown and Wealthy Street....

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During annual Shop Hop, Eastown Antiques turns profit for hunger relief

by Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-13-2012 under NONPROFITS

The four neighborhoods that comprise Grand Rapids' Uptown Business District were flooded with Christmas lights and crowds during last Thursday’s Holiday Shop Hop. But visitors would have been hard-pressed to find a spot more heavily...

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Eastown Antiques supports food bank during Shop Hop

by Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-03-2012 under NONPROFITS

Eastown Antiques, which stands like an anchor on the corner of Lake Drive and Wealthy, has long been one of the prime destinations in the annual Uptown Holiday Shop Hop. This year, Eastown Antiques is doing something different: Along with the...

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Uptown adds a bit of Elder & Sage

by Sara Schneider (saradipity)

Submitted 08-04-2011 under NEWS

“To remain healthy, you need ten hugs a day,” explained current Naturopathic Institute of Therapies & Education student Asher Thayer at a recent free community workshop about natural healing remedies.  Held at the newly-opened...

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A Cheetah on Wealthy Street

by Jeff Henders (JeffHenders)

Submitted 04-11-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

The Electric Cheetah restaurant on Wealthy and Diamond is a chic little establishment that's hard to miss. With a front glass exterior exposing the dining room and the name "The Electric Cheetah" written in bold over the entrance, the...

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Uncivil disobedience: Thoughts on recent vandalism from a former Wealthy Street business owner

by george bayard (geobay3)

Submitted 02-07-2011 under OPINION

In the wake of continuing vandalism in the Wealthy Street business district, I feel compelled to offer another take on the so-called gentrification of the area. As a lifelong resident of Delaware, I moved here in 1988 to open my first art gallery on...

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"Brick throwers" strike again, damage two uptown eateries

by George Wietor (George)

Submitted 01-25-2011 under NEWS

Exactly one month later to the day, at least two more businesses along Wealthy Street were vandalized. Both Brick Road Pizza Co. (1017 Wealthy St.) and the Electric Cheetah (1015 Wealthy St.) had windows smashed out at approximately 4:30 a.m....

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Grand Rapidians discuss Uptown as a collection of businesses and neighborhoods at Rapid Growth forum

by Denise Cheng (dennetmint)

Submitted 01-13-2011 under NEWS

Familiar faces from the local media scene, Uptown business owners and local politicians filed into Wealthy Theatre on Wednesday evening for Rapid Growth Media’s speaker series. Originally a panel, the event was restructured as a public...

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Creating Myths in Uptown

by Mark Rumsey (markrumsey)

Submitted 12-30-2010 under OPINION

I keep hearing people talk about the effects of gentrification in Uptown but can find no substantive evidence of it. This idea of gentrification has recently caused some silly people to do some dumb things in my neighborhood. From the evidence that...

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