downtown shopping

Ready. Set. Art.Downtown.

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 02-11-2013 under NONPROFITS

The breadth and depth of Art.Downtown. makes it the most exciting time of year to become involved with the Avenue for the Arts. The largest annual event organized by the Avenue for the Arts, it will feature the work of over 300 local artists....

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Artists showcase work in local downtown resale shop

by (quackene)

Submitted 10-25-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

You might be surprised to walk into a women’s resale clothing store on a Friday evening and find not just fashionable used clothing, but also art, appetizers, and a crowd of art enthusiasts. However, if you are walking into downtown's...

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The Urban Shopping Experience

by (markrumsey)

Submitted 12-03-2010 under OPINION

Downtown retail is an indicator of a healthy city. The suburban ethos of the 50s and 60s left Grand Rapids, like many other cities, with deteriorated business cores that were primarily only used as commuter office spaces on a nine to five schedule....

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