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Doughnut shop's new design creates gathering space for community

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 06-30-2015 under NEWS

What was once an espionage-themed doughnut shop has evolved into a modern pastry store and hangout. Located at 117 Division Ave S, Propaganda Doughnuts provides a more open environment for its consumers and community than its previous iteration....

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Local First Street Party to celebrate local businesses for 12th year Saturday

by (Local First)

Submitted 06-02-2015 under NEWS

Local First will hold their 12th annual Street Party, presented by Founders Brewing Company, on Saturday, June 6 outside Bistro Bella Vita from 3 p.m. to midnight. In addition to a long and varied music set, there will also be Founders beer, local...

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Outdoor Farmers Market works to increase neighborhood accessibility to fresh produce

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 05-19-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market opens the Outdoor Farmers Market for the third season this Saturday, May 23, at 9 a.m. when approximately 35 farmers and fresh food artisans will open their stands in the Outdoor Market Shed. The opening will be...

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ArtPrize Seven Premiere Event to unveil new poster, announce jurors

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NEWS

ArtPrize will be hosting its Premiere Event for year seven on Thursday, April 23. In celebrating the beginning of ArtPrize Seven they'll be premiering the 2015 ArtPrize poster, launching artist registration and announcing this year's jurors...

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Entrepreneurs encouraged to collaborate, experiment in Incubator Kitchen

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 04-14-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Entrepreneurs and small businesses are redefining West Michigan’s economy. With the rise of venture capital funds, business accelerators and shared workspaces, an entrepreneur can find financing, get advice and have a location to start any...

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Art.Downtown. 2015

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 01-30-2015 under

This spring, Art.Downtown. will captivate audiences on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 6-11pm.  Expanding from the Avenue for the Arts corridor in the Heartside Neighborhood to Kendall College of Art and Design and Devos Place in central downtown,...

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Downtown noodle restaurant pays homage to historical spice trade

by (caithoop)

Submitted 12-09-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Tory O’Haire is a storyteller. Walking into the The Bandit Queen, his most recent restaurant is an adventure story immersed into the world of the East Asian spice trade. “The idea was to devise a restaurant based on the idea of trade...

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How I fell in love with a place

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 11-18-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Dedicated involvement takes many forms, and over time our relationship to an organization can shift from deeply personal to ancillary and back again. This month, artist and professor Taylor Cole Greenfield reflects on the impact of getting involved...

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Sustaining a vibrant art community

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 09-16-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

It's easy to see that the art community in downtown Grand Rapids is quickly expanding. Events like Art.Downtown., First Fridays, and ArtPrize have captured the attention of people from near and far to visit downtown and experience art. As...

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Focus on Issues: Panhandling in Grand Rapids

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

The latest episode of Focus on Issues focuses on panhandling in Grand Rapids. In early June, the Grand Rapids City Commission attempted to pass an ordinance that would put limitations on panhandling, such as banning begging from motorists. The vote...

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