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Eat.Shop.Rock. final event to take over East Hills

by Eric Tank (erictank)

Submitted 06-24-2014 under NEWS

On each Thursday during the month of June, one of four Uptown business districts will host Eat.Shop.Rock., an event including live entertainment and family friendly activities.  On Thursday, June 26 from 5-9 p.m. the final of the four...

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Eastown first among four districts to host shop hops

by Eric Tank (erictank)

Submitted 05-27-2014 under NEWS

On each Thursday during the month of June, one of four Uptown business districts will host Eat.Shop.Rock., a shop hop including live entertainment and family friendly activities.  On Thursday, June 5 from 5-9 p.m. the first of the four...

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Building place, one person at a time

by Neighborhood Ventures (Neighborhood Ve...)

Submitted 05-13-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Writen by Jessa Dutton So, what makes a place? Are cities, towns and neighborhoods vibrant and enticing because of bottom-line dollar investment? The more money pumped into a community, the more successful it will become, right? While that can be...

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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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