The Rapidian


Collaboration, mixed-use, inclusivity: building blocks of the GoSite space

Submitted 10-01-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Placemaking occurs within the process of rethinking the traditional “information center” to engage a broader, 21st century audience.


Spoke Folks introduces tricycle work bench at ArtPrize

Submitted 09-24-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Jay Niewiek and company have teamed up with Terra Trike of Grand Rapids to build a mobile workbench.


GR Makers, Mutually Human Software create space for hardware, software innovation

Submitted 08-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Two workspaces in Grand Rapids have teamed up to create a space that provides entrepreneurs access to tools and other professionals to produce innovative products.


Iserv finds success in Rosa Parks free wifi service, seeks to expand

Submitted 08-13-2013 under NEWS

After the success of working with the City to provide free wireless internet in Rosa Parks Circle, Iserv is investigating more high-traffic hotspot locations like the Blue Bridge.


Wealthy Theatre (Grand Rapids, MI) facilities info

Submitted 07-27-2013 under NONPROFITS

Information about facilities and specs for Wealthy Theatre, a multi-purpose community venue, in Grand Rapids, MI.


Blue Bridge by GVSU undergoing $1.35 Million reconstruction [PHOTO ESSAY]

Submitted 07-16-2013 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids is preserving the life of our well-known Blue Bridge, and pedestrians should be able to walk it mid-August once again. Our Rapidian photographer Owen Fifield got a sneak peek at what's going on inside the temporary covering.


Community collaboration key in creating GoSite

Submitted 07-16-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

From a stakeholder coalition to a community survey, many voices are needed to build a 21st century information sharing space in the heart of Grand Rapids.


GR Makers support ideas, collaboration

Submitted 07-02-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Join the free social gatherings Wednesday night at 6 p.m. at 401 Hall Street SW to share ideas and meet fellow makers.


Dramatic improvements underway at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 06-14-2013 under NONPROFITS

With construction and upgrades underway, much will be like it once was at historic Wealthy Theatre, restored to its original beauty over coming month. At the same time, much will be like it never was, as this cutting-edge venue continues to evolve.


Catalyst Radio: Wealthy Theatre energy, beautification, technology upgrades underway

Submitted 06-14-2013 under NEWS

With fundraising now complete for the Wealthy Theatre Sustainability Campaign, construction is now underway for upgrading the historic venue with energy efficiency.