The Rapidian

Economy & Business

Local Fishmonger adds oyster bar, chowders, sandwiches to menu

Submitted 10-08-2013 under NEWS

Fish Lads of Grand Rapids is planning to offer a dining menu in addition to fresh and smoked seafood.

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Propaganda Doughnuts sets up shop on Division Avenue corridor

Submitted 10-08-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Tory O'Haire opens new doughnut shop on Division Avenue just blocks from his live/work studio and kitchen.

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There goes the fear

Submitted 10-08-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

It is time to let go of designing out of fear, and start embracing community spaces that create opportunity for expression, creativity and growth- for all.

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Story Matters: Joel Veldheer describes downtown buildings years ago

Submitted 10-08-2013 under NONPROFITS

Joel Veldheer talks about how he's seen downtown buildings develop from pigeon-infested empty buildings to what they are today, and what he sees making downtown so appealing today.

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Story Matters: Jenna Morton shares experience working downtown

Submitted 10-08-2013 under NONPROFITS

Jenna Morton once thought she wanted to move to Chicago. But the more she explores and works in downtown Grand Rapids, the more she wants to be involved in the community.

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Story Matters: Ben Darcie serves as Brewery Vivant's monk at Wood-Aged Beer Festival

Submitted 10-08-2013 under NONPROFITS

Ben Darcie talks about his responsibilities as the monk, what's different about a Belgian-style beer and the craft brew market in West Michigan.

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Story Matters: Kelley Howley stays in Grand Rapids, starts business

Submitted 10-07-2013 under NONPROFITS

Kelley Howley moved here for school at Grand Valley State University, but stayed to start a business and now says Grand Rapids is home.

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Mayor to answers citizen questions on City Connection

Submitted 10-07-2013 under NEWS

Got a question for Mayor Heartwell? Ask it tonight! Every month, local citizens have an opportunity to interact with Grand Rapid's most prominent elected official.

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Local First challenges community to eat local

Submitted 10-01-2013 under NEWS

Local First, Grand Rapids area business advocate is challenging individuals to eat and spend local.

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Story Matters: Aaron Bannasch sees growth in Grand Rapids

Submitted 09-24-2013 under NONPROFITS

Aaron Bannasch has seen Grand Rapids transform from a big town to a small city over the seven years he's lived here. Where does he think we'll be in 10 years?

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