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Wurzburg’s and the Good Old Days of Shopping Downtown Grand Rapids

 

Remember shopping in downtown Grand Rapids in the "good old days? Those were the times of the big department stores, Herpolsheimer's, Wurzburg's and specialty stores. The biggest, and fanciest was Wurzburg's.

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Grand Rapids Bars Where Day Drinking Turns into Night Drinking

We've all been there. You meet up with friends for lunch and maybe just a couple drinks or you agree to go for "just one drink" after work but before you know it, you look at the time and it's already 8 o'clock at night...

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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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YUMMY! San Chez is Opening a Second Location in Downtown G.R.

By the end of the year, you'll have another restaurant to choose from in Downtown Grand Rapids. As if trying to decide where to eat downtown wasn't already hard enough with all the amazing options...

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What’s This Parking Trickery Happening Downtown Grand Rapids?

Man, the city is doing whatever to get money… or at least I hope it’s the city and not an elaborate scam since I haven’t seen any major news of these signs becoming a thing...

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Woman Dies After Falling From Downtown GR Parking Structure

Our station is downtown across from the GRAM in Grand Rapids, and when I arrived at the office on Saturday evening just after 5pm, I was met with GRPD, the fire department and an ambulance outside of the Louis-Campau parking garage...

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Grand Rapids Decides NOT To Ban Surface Parking Lots Downtown

THANK GOD!

Yeah, I said it in all caps because THANK GOD Grand Rapids won’t be banning new surface parking lots downtown now.

Late last year, the city released part of the GR Forward Plan which said that we should ban new surface parking lots...

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Finally, They’re Going To Fix Michigan Street This Spring

It’s about time! Fox17 is reporting that Michigan Street in Downtown Grand Rapids could start getting fixed as early as next week!

If you’ve driven along Michigan Street, you’ve probably noticed it’s one of the WORST streets in West Michigan, well unless you’re also talking about 131 or M-6, but for the Van Andel Institute and all the medical centers to be located on Michigan, it’s surprising how bad of shape the road is in...

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Spend Valentine’s Day in Grand Rapids with these Fun Date Ideas!

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and if you're still trying to figure out plans, here's a guide to help you get started.

It doesn't matter if you're single, in a relationship or just looking for something different to do, a lot of places around Grand Rapids have something for everyone...

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‘Movies in the Park’ Will Cater More to Families This Summer

Starting this summer, Movies in the Park will have earlier show times.

The Downtown Development Authority approved a three-year contract with a Kentwood company that will provide a brighter screen which will allow for movies to start before it gets dark...

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The State of Downtown Grand Rapids in 2017 is Awesome

Just in case you need a reminder about how great downtown Grand Rapids is, here are some videos for you to enjoy. Including one that talks about the importance of the riverfront.

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Founders Wants to Put a Giant Flag on Top of its Building

Founders Brewing Company is requesting to put an American flag on top of its building to attract customers but it exceeds the city's zoning laws.

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