Photos: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood at Van Andel Arena

Megastar Garth Brooks visited Van Andel Arena with Trisha Yearwood for the first time ever May 12-15, 2016. Here’s a look from inside the kick-off press conference. Photos by Paul Jendrasiak/


Barry Manilow at Van Andel Arena

Barry Manilow brought his One Last Time! tour to Van Andel Arena March 25, 2016. Photos by Paul Jendrasiak/

Elton John at Van Andel Arena

Superstar Elton John brought his band to Van Andel Arena for the Wonderful Crazy Night Tour March 23, 2016. Photos by Paul Jendrasiak/

Fall Out Boy at Van Andel Arena

Fall Out Boy brought its Wintour to Van Andel Arena with special guests AWOLNATION and PVRIS March 8, 2016. Photos by Paul Jendrasiak/  

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Design Plans Revealed for Keeler Building on N. Division

One of the city’s last undeveloped office properties has a plan in place that can potentially house over 1,200 employees. The 7-story landmark Keeler Building at 56 North Division offers a full building opportunity in a thriving area of downtown Grand Rapids. “True to our brand, our third downtown redevelopment will house similar amenities as 99 Monroe and 25 Ottawa. You can expect […]

Top 5 Family Friendly Places Around West Michigan

As a third generation real estate professional raised in West Michigan, I’ve been in and around the real estate business my entire life. It’s been exciting to watch the Grand Rapids area grow, and now my family is growing as well. In June, my wife and I recently had our daughter, Winnie. She’s been an amazing addition to our life and […]


Ice Cream Shop Opening New Pizza Place in the Downtown Market

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market, the region’s preeminent destination for innovative food experiences, today announced Rocket Pies, an all-new, market-fresh pizza eatery, as its latest tenant in the Market Hall. Rocket Pies will have a veggie-positive focus on Neapolitan-style pizzas and hearty salad bowls using certified organic ingredients. Rocket Pies, derived from “roquette,” the French term for “arugula,” is the […]

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First Four 2016 Meijer Gardens Concerts Announced

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is pleased to announce four acts that will be performing at the Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens 2016 concert series. Featuring a mix of blues, rock, alternative and indie, part of the lineup will include The Monkees, Of Monsters and Men, The Decemberists and Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals. The […]

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22 More Restaurants & Breweries Opening Around Grand Rapids in 2016

Two dozen restaurants, breweries and distilleries have already announced their plans to open in Grand Rapids this year.  Here are 22 more restaurants, cafes and breweries making their debut in 2016 around GR and West Michigan. Roots Brew Shop – 600 7th St NW – The locally-owned West Side coffee shop near 7th & Seward is just celebrating its grand opening February 15. […]