The Rapidian

Economy & Business

Monument and Veterans Memorial Park to receive facelift

Submitted 09-10-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Two historic parks honoring Grand Rapids' fallen are undergoing transformation in a $3 million dollar redesign.


Tree Huggers grocery to close doors this Sunday

Submitted 09-06-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Package-free grocery and eco-friendly retail shop Tree Huggers will be closing its doors, going out with a farewell party on Sunday.


Downtown Market brings local flavor to Grand Rapids

Submitted 09-03-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The new Downtown Market, which offers local food and community events along with vendors, has officially opened its indoor market hall.


Join the conversation on urban food innovation

Submitted 08-27-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Lisa Rose Starner, author of "Grand Rapids Food: A Culinary Revolution" will be leading a community conversation on urban food innovation this Thursday at the downtown branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library


When building places it's the people who count

Submitted 08-27-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Grand Rapids architect Mark Miller shares his recent experience in Traverse City. He talks tactical urbanism, waterfront activation and access and Friday night festivities.


Place matters if cities are for people

Submitted 08-20-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Building healthy, functional, productive cities is challenging, but there are tools to do it. One such tool is the Grand Rapids master plan.


Tree Huggers celebrates three years with new initiative

Submitted 08-13-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

This week Tree Huggers grocer on Wealthy Street celebrates 3 years with the launch of a new consultation service.


Catalyst Radio: Youth Force GR making a difference, providing employment opportunities

Submitted 08-09-2013 under NEWS

Diamonique Kirkland says her experience with GRCF’s employment program Youth Force GR is helping lead to a better future.


PaLatté Coffee and Art blends love for art with pleasure of coffee

Submitted 08-06-2013 under NEWS

Maria and Federico Farias, two local independent artists, combined two of their favorite things to create a new destination downtown designed to remove the barriers between people and art.


Local brewers create tree-inspired beers for Cheers Beer City

Submitted 07-30-2013 under NEWS

Through the week of August 4 to 10, every a dollar from every pint purchased will be placed in the Tree Bank to purchase an official brewer’s grove within the city limits.