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New Skyscraper Construction Starts In Downtown Grand Rapids

Downtown Grand Rapids is booming! The city is growing at a pace that we haven't seen in a long time and that fact is even more evident as of yesterday when Orion Construction broke ground on two new towers...

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New Russo's location this summer (Google Street View)
New Russo's location this summer (Google Street View)
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Russo’s International Market Announces Downtown Grand Rapids Location

A brand new grocery store is coming to downtown Grand Rapids this summer!  Russo's International Market announced that they will be opening their second location at 241 W...

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Man Hit and Killed by Taxi After Trying to Rob Driver Downtown Grand Rapids [VIDEO]

Jefferson Avenue was closed for several hours downtown Grand Rapids early Thursday morning while police investigated.

According to WZZM-13, a man was hit and killed by a taxi cab after attempting to rob the driver. 

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Should Grand Rapids Get an ‘Ugly’ Christmas Tree? [POLL]

It's hard to go anywhere without seeing an ugly Christmas sweater, now ugly Christmas trees are making their mark too.

Montreal is drawing thousands to the city after putting up an ugly Christmas tree.

Should Grand Rapids get its own ugly Christmas tree downtown?

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DeVos Place Expansion, New Hotel, Stadium Could be Coming to Downtown Grand Rapids

Expansion of DeVos Place Convention Center, a soccer stadium, and a new hotel are all projects being considered by Grand Action, a business-based nonprofit, responsible for Van Andel Arena, Civic Theatre, Downtown Market, and more.

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What’s Happening To 50 Monroe Downtown Grand Rapids

If you’ve been downtown Grand Rapids recently, you may have noticed construction or possibly demolition on the old Huntington Bank building (now known as just 50 Monroe...

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Burgeoning Craft Beer Industry Creates Niche Market For Limited Release Beers
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New Holland Brewing Co. Opening ‘The Knickerbocker’ Brewery Downtown This Thursday

Yet another iconic West Michigan brewery is building a location in Downtown Grand Rapids.  New Holland Brewing Co. is opening The Knickerbocker downtown this Thursday, September 15th...

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Grand Rapids Police to Add New Service Area to Better Cover Downtown

The GRPD is adding a fifth service area to better cover downtown Grand Rapids, Fox 17 reports.

Currently, the City of Grand Rapids is broken into four distinct Service Areas: North, South, East, and West.

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Swing Dancing, Some Break Dancing…Plus Help Set A World Record!

One of the first things I did when I got here was enjoy swing dancing at Rosa Parks Circle with The Grand Rapids Original Swing Society's Tuesday Swing...

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Inside the 2016 Grand Rapids’ Pride Festival

A lot of people don’t truly understand why we have pride festivals around the country.  What does it mean? Since we have marriage equality, do we still need Pride...

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Grocery Store Proposed for Downtown Grand Rapids

I live pretty close to downtown Grand Rapids. Whenever I'm asked what downtown GR is lacking, I always say the same thing-- a grocery store!

Well, now it looks like one may be on the way. Kind of. From the sound of it, the new store proposed at 38 Commerce will have more options than what's currently available, but won't carry all the items one might seek on a full-on trip to the grocery store.

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Grand Rapids Inspired The Book ‘Polar Express’

The book Polar Express came out 30 years ago in 1985 and has made 12 million in book sales since then, there's also the motion picture starring Tom Hanks,AND best part? It turns out is was inspired by Grand Rapids!

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