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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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Local First Seeks Volunteers

by (Local First)

Submitted 09-23-2009 under NONPROFITS

Are you interested in supporting local business, encouraging sustainability, and strengthening community? If so, Local First wants YOU to join its volunteer team! We are a non-profit organization supporting the West Michigan economy by promoting...

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