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Michigan-Fuller Intersection Reopening April 18

+-*After only seven days of construction, the City of Grand Rapids has announced that the Michigan & Fuller intersection will reopen by noon tomorrow, April 18. Originally estimated to take two weeks, the project is wrapping up ahead of schedule due to excellent weather and construction crews working in 10 to 12 hour shifts. “The contractors gave a great effort to […]

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GRNow Weekend Guide April 17-19, 2015

+-*It looks like the weather will be beautiful to enjoy the huge variety of events Grand Rapids has to offer this weekend including Record Store Day, Berlin Raceway’s season opener, the Whitecaps, Runway on the Rapids and much more. Friday, April 17 Dancing Pros Live –  Broadway Grand Rapids presents some of the world’s finest dancers as they battle it […]

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Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Opening ‘Little GR’

+-*Visitors to the Children’s Museum will soon be able to enjoy big city fun in a kid-size way when Little GR opens April 30. The new exhibit will feature an auto service center, a restaurant, post office, bank, a grocery store and a rotational storefront that will change throughout the year. “We are thrilled to have the partnerships with some of […]

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Founders to Release Blood Red Beer for Special Event

+-*Founders Brewing Company will premiere a one-of-a-kind beer at the Grand Rapids Public Museum May 15. Blood red in color, the ancient Egyptian-inspired ‘Untombed Ale’ will be specially crafted for A Night on the Nile, the opening celebration event for The Discovery of King Tut exhibit. Since hops didn’t exist during the time of the Pharaohs, the brew will be made […]

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Help Improve Local Bicycle Safety

+-*The City of Grand Rapids has created an online survey to help discover ways it can improve bicycle and vehicle safety in the area. Through April 29, area residents can provide feedback through the survey that will help shape a campaign aimed at reducing bicycle/vehicle crashes and fatalities around Greater Grand Rapids. MDOT data shows that in 2011, 96 bicycle/vehicle crashed occurred […]

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2015 Local First Street Party Entertainment Lineup Announced

+-*Returning to downtown Grand Rapids for a 12th year on June 6, the 2015 edition of the Local First Street party will feature a varied mix of street entertainment, music, family activities, food trucks and more. Rising indie folk-rock stars The Accidentals will perform on stage, along with Seth and May, The Concussions, The Lippies, and Heaters, a West Coast-style […]

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GRNow Weekend Guide April 10-12, 2015

+-*It’s a weekend of baseball, arts and music around Grand Rapids: April 10 West Michigan Whitecaps – The Whitecaps’ 2015 season at Fifth Third Ballpark kicks off with a three-game homestand against the Dayton Dragons. After Opening Day fireworks on Thursday, Friday’s game at 6:35 p.m. will feature the 50/50 raffle, with proceeds going to the ‘Caps Community Foundation. DisArt Festival […]

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Meijer Gardens Reveals 2015 Summer Concert Series Lineup

+-*Tony Bennett, Better Than Ezra, Styx, Christina Perri and The Beach Boys are just some of the performers who will take the Meijer Gardens Amphitheater stage during this year’s Summer Concert Series. The special 30-show season kicks off June 3 with Grand Funk Railroad and reaches its crescendo September 7 with a 20th Anniversary Concert featuring Tony Bennett and a fireworks display. […]

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More Details Out About New Downtown GR Restaurant

+-*A few more details regarding a new restaurant proposed for downtown Grand Rapids have been released. The owners of Twisted Rooster and Crooked Goose are planning to open The Wheelhouse, a casual dining restaurant that will be located on the first floor of the Arena Place development, currently under construction at Ottawa Ave SW & Weston. The eatery will have a […]