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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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Catalyst Radio: Avenue For the Arts lining up fall full of activities

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-03-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we take a look at the arts activities taking place on Avenue For The Arts this fall.  In studio is Jenn Schaub,...

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Diners take advantage of sweet, savory deals as Restaurant Week continues

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-19-2014 under NEWS

Restaurant Week continues in Grand Rapids through August 24. Over 60 area restaurants are participating in this year's event including neighborhood favorites like Grove, Red Jet Cafe, Terra GR and The Mitten ...

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stART: a benefit for Avenue for the Arts

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-06-2014 under

stART your 2014 ArtPrize season early with Avenue for the Arts and San Chez Bistro by taking a sneak peek inside an ArtPrize venue as San Chez is transformed into a lively street fair packed with art vendors and great music! This one night-only...

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San Chez Café offers unique Spanish inspired dishes, inviting atmosphere

by (Sara Ransom)

Submitted 08-01-2014 under OPINION

My love for breakfast food and sandwiches made it hard to reach a decision on what to order at the San Chez Café. The Café offers a variety of breakfast and lunch choices. For breakfast offerings, there are options like Spanish omelets, cinnamon...

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Meet civic investor Rachel Lee: Investing in neighborhood vibrancy

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Rachel Lee, director of the East Hills Council of Neighbors, loved living in East Hills, even 15 years ago when she moved back from an internship in New York City, having fallen in love with the vibrancy of a busy city environment. But while there,...

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Story Matters: Cindy Schneider watched downtown go from abandoned to booming

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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Innovation through collaboration: Life at The Factory

by (tiffewigleben)

Submitted 01-14-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The Factory, situated on the fourth floor of 38 Fulton St W (better known as the building that houses San Chez), is an office space. But --not really. "We are a coworking space located in downtown Grand Rapids," shares Annie Klooster...

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PechaKucha: 20x20 format shares personal stories for sold-out crowd

by (tiffewigleben)

Submitted 11-11-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

On Wednesday, November 6 at San Chez Bistro, 10 diverse, creative and passionate people shared their stories with a sold out crowd. The format was simple: 20 slides, 20 seconds for each slide. That left six minutes and 40 seconds per presenter...

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Free Pie premiering at UICA, after party to follow

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 07-12-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts will be hosting the premiere of local writer-director Caleb Slain’s short film “Free Pie” on Thursday evening at 7 p.m., followed by an after party catered by San Chez, with coffee by...

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