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New Heartside businesses, getting saucy Italian style and snazzy photo recap of the Meetup!

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This month It’s All Happening includes a peek at a few new Neighbors, an inside look at an exciting event series and some pics from the June Meetup! Revision Division is in full effect month and we ar
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Welcome to a wonderful warm June! This month It’s All Happening includes a peek at a few new Neighbors, an inside look at an exciting event series and some pics from the June Meetup! Revision Division is in full effect month and we are thinking about transportation in Heartside, the picture above is an 1800's image of the Ionia Street Train Station. 
 

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New and Shiny!
The Heartside Business Association is pleased to announce a few new Heartside businesses! A warm welcome to:

 

  • Green Lion Gallery
  • Rapid Growth Media
  • Grand Rapids Zen Center
These great new businesses are joining Bancock Taste, Hong Kong Express, Dog Story Theater and the On e Stop Coney Shop in the Peacock building on the corner of Jefferson and Fulton. Stop in to say hello and welcome them to the neighborhood!

Get Cultured
Earlier in 2011 the Arena District launched a new event series, the Culture Club. Each month The Arena District picks a culture to celebrate, based on a national holiday/event from the representative culture. This month’s culture is Italian in conjunction with Republic Day. The Culture Club typically features cuisine from the country, a performer from that culture, and provides information about the culture through a colorful and interactive presentation.
 
The Arena District will be hosting an Italian Culture Club event on Wednesday June 29, 2011 at Peppino’s in Downtown Grand Rapids from 6-8 P.M. This event will include free Italian cuisine and a ‘little known facts’ cultural lesson. Interested? RSVP by e-mail to [email protected], or join our event page at The Arena District on Facebook.

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Changing Lanes
You may have noticed some big changes on South Division Avenue. The added parking, sharrow lanes and center turn lanes are a part of an ongoing experiment to Revision Division as a more pedestrian and car friendly street. If you like what you see we encourage you to let the city know through their Revision Division Website. Take a few minutes and share your thoughts at: http://www.revisiondivision.com/.

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Meet up success!
The HBA held its’ June MeetUp at Tavern on the Square. A great group of local business and organization representatives joined up for after work snacks, cocktails and even a spot of dinner for some. Conversation flowed and connections were made in fact there was event a formal exchange of business cards! Highlights included finding out more about Custer’s expansion, learning about the services that Wolverine printing provides and seeing the great crew from Take hold Church. Thanks to all of the great people who showed up to make our June Meet up a success!!!!   
 
Thanks for taking the time to find out more about Heartside and all of the great things Happenin' in our neighborhood. Have a great day!

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