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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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