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The Factory offers coworking space for entrepreneurs

Submitted 06-26-2013 under NEWS

As the technology and web development industries grow in Grand Rapids, The Factory connects entrepreneurs in a "coWorking," "coLearning" environment.


Downtown greening reduces crime, draws customers, adds beauty to our environment

Submitted 06-25-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Creating great places can start with something as simple as planting flowers. Downtown Grand Rapids wants people to feel welcome, safe, and even healthier through greening and beautification efforts.


Self- made Foremost Barbershop wants to hang out

Submitted 06-20-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

New barbershop with an old-time feel wants to be an easy, comfortable place for men to get their hair cut.


Madcap Coffee Company launches Zero Waste program

Submitted 06-20-2013 under NEWS

Madcap is working with two Grand Rapids businesses to ensure a more environmentally-friendly disposal of its material waste.


Eat.Shop.Rock. to celebrate local economy with food, music

Submitted 06-18-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Eastown, Wealthy, East Hills and East Fulton Districts are to be vibrant and lively this Thursday during the Uptown Eat.Shop.Rock event.


Parking meters to get a raise

Submitted 06-17-2013 under NEWS

The Parking Commission has voted to increase rates of on-street parking meters while rates in downtown ramps will stay the same.


Clean up Eastown

Submitted 06-17-2013 under NEWS

Eastown Business District needs volunteers to help spruce things up on Friday afternoon before their big event, Bizarre Bazaar.


Volunteers, sunshine brighten this year's Festival of the Arts

Submitted 06-13-2013 under NEWS

This year's festival featured large crowds, sunny weather and many volunteers.


Lend a hand at the Downtown Market

Submitted 06-10-2013 under NEWS

Outdoor Market needs friendly faces and helping hands to assist shoppers and vendors on market days


Repurpose former Public Museum

Submitted 06-04-2013 under NEWS

Site:Lab has created a jurored contest to breathe new life into the former home of the Grand Rapids Public Museum.