#ShopSmallGR this Small Business Saturday

by (BethMcEwen)

Submitted 11-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

“Small Business Saturday is one of our busiest days of the year,” said Rosemary Ellis, owner of The Artist’s Studio at 40 Monroe Center. This amazing little nook inside MoDiv, on what is commonly referred to as the Monroe Mall,...

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ArtPrize Off the Beaten Path: MoDiv

by (TSzakal)

Submitted 10-08-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

MoDiv is an inviting set of local shops at the corner of Monroe Center and Division.  It is a popular area, but the ArtPrize spotlight typically shines brighter at the other end of the street with high profile venues such as The GRAM...

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6.25 Paper Studio crafts custom wedding invitations, greeting cards

by (Sara Ransom)

Submitted 07-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Abbey Fowler is the owner and founder of 6.25 Paper Studio in downtown Grand Rapids. In 2008 Fowler left her job at a publishing company to work on a custom invitation business. In September 2011, Fowler opened 6.25 Paper Studio. She was the first...

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RitaGirls' Boutique Bakery grows from bakery cart to brick and mortar

by (Sara Ransom)

Submitted 07-01-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

“I call our cupcakes the gateway drug,” says Micki Ackerman, co-founder of RitaGirls’ Boutique Bakery. She explains that many people discover their shop and come in for a cupcake or cookie and then become regular customers. During...

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New menswear shop opens in MoDiv

by (erictank)

Submitted 05-27-2014 under NEWS

On Thursday, May 22, the new menswear boutique Jeffrey George opened its doors to patrons. The clothing shop, located in the MoDiv building downtown joins a number of retailers as the newest addition.  In his effort to eschew "fast fashion...

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