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Heartside meeting to revitalize neighborhood association

by (daniellealexander)

Submitted 07-12-2016 under NEWS

Residents and concerned stakeholders in Heartside are revitalizing their neighborhood association after the area has gone without one for several years. Artists Reb Roberts and Carmel Loftis of Sanctuary Folk Art (140 Division Ave. S) and Danielle...

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Local artists seek to break down barriers through art, conversation during Art.Downtown.

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 03-29-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Have Company, the UICA, and Kate Lewis are working to champion art as an outlet to build involvement and spark conversations. As we see the continued growth of local artists coming together to support each other, the growth of exhibitions and...

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Celebrating growth of women-run businesses in Heartside neighborhood

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 02-02-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

With the growth of businesses on the Avenue for the Arts, women are strengthening their leadership and roots in our arts community. Avenue for the Arts is the neighborhood title for the South Division corridor between Fulton and Wealthy and features...

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Preventing displacement in Heartside

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 01-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

On December 29, an article entitled “Local urban sociology professor explains concerns about Heartside, gentrification” appeared in The Rapidian that requires a response. The article suggests that development in the Heartside...

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Giving great: Take gifts beyond average by supporting local, handmade this year

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 12-08-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Want to feel extra good about your holiday shopping this year? What if a perfect, one-of-a-kind gift was easy to find, would support the local community, and created a charitable ripple effect that will reach throughout the year? Here are a few...

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Co-op bookstore to join Avenue for the Arts this November

by (averym92)

Submitted 11-10-2015 under NEWS

November 11 is the grand opening of a new bookstore at 315 South Division Avenue called Bombadil Books, that will bring a variety of services to the downtown area. The co-op style bookstore is open to all shoppers, but also offers memberships...

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Upscale taqueria expands love of local community in Heartside's newest addition

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 11-03-2015 under NEWS

Setting up shop on Ionia’s bustling bar district downtown is all about community to Mario Cascante, owner of Tacos el Cuñado in Heartside’s Downtown Market and of Luna, the new upscale “taqueria y cocina” at 64 Ionia Avenue....

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Avenue for the Arts to celebrate emerging local artists in First Friday event

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 11-03-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

For over a decade, The Avenue for the Arts has played a critical role in providing artists with various opportunities to showcase. Events tailored to provide artists with the opportunity to display their artwork include Art Downtown,...

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Local musicians work to promote supplemental education programs

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-04-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

As Hugo Claudin, proprietor of multi-dimensional creative space Mexicains Sans Frontieres, painter, musician and veteran of Grand Rapids art scene puts it, “While we promote the arts and education, little effort is made to promote individual...

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EatGR to host second food truck rally

by (amanda_a_sterling)

Submitted 07-20-2015 under NEWS

The May 30 food truck rally at the Downtown Market in Grand Rapids was such a success, EatGR is rolling out an encore service. EatGR’s Truck Two: The Sequel will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 25. Local favorites A Moveable...

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