The Rapidian

Economy & Business

ROWSTER owner steps in "Regular" direction

Submitted 06-25-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Local coffee shop owner Kurt Stauffer shares his journey of learning, owning and simplifying coffee.

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Food beat discusses food reviews over Silver Spork dinner

Submitted 06-22-2012 under OPINION

The Rapidian food beat reporters met Tuesday night and discussed upcoming food reviews and activities. Silver Spork owner Molly Clauhs sat down with us to talk about her food truck.

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Food truck debate rages on

Submitted 06-14-2012 under NEWS

Neither side leaves satisfied as commissions try to balance concerns over food trucks in the city.

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BISSELL: A journey through time

Submitted 06-12-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

From the first female CEO in the United States to current developments in pet products, BISSELL continues to find ways to grow and improve, while maintaining a connection with their community for over a century.

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Nourish Organic Market continues to expand offerings

Submitted 06-07-2012 under NEWS

After nearly a year in business, Nourish Organic Market continues to grow in its food offerings to Grand Rapidians, like their bulk food section, expanded freezer space and a display kitchen.

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Southeast Area Farmers Market to open this weekend

Submitted 06-07-2012 under NONPROFITS

Southeast Area Farmers' Market is Fridays June 15 at GR Ford School, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. and at Garfield Park on Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Accepts EBT, Bridge Cards, WIC and Double Up Food Bucks.

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YMCA Farmers Market brings education, access to community

Submitted 06-05-2012 under NONPROFITS

Thursdays from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m., the downtown YMCA parking lot transforms into a bustling marketplace with Michigan-grown produce, homemade goods, cooking demonstrations and kids' activities.

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Alger Heights couple turns sweet hobby into community-focused business

Submitted 06-01-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Steve and Mellisa Verstrate put a unique spin on cupcakes in Alger Heights. They continue to expand their offerings while always keeping the community in mind by providing gluten-free and vegan offerings and sourcing their cafe with local ingredients.

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Food trucks I'd love to see in Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-30-2012 under OPINION

In hopes of a "yes" vote on June 12 from our Grand Rapids City Commission for food trucks in our city, I came up with some suggestions of carts and trucks I'd love to see in our city.

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Civil rights hero comes to Grand Rapids for documentary screening

Submitted 05-25-2012 under OPINION

A new documentary about Detroit featuring civil rights legend Grace Lee Boggs focuses on hopeful work being done by ordinary citizens of Detroit.

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