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Michigan Comfort Food Comes to 28th Street

+-*If you haven’t stepped inside the former Hilton Hotel on 28th Street & Patterson recently, you may be in for a bit of a surprise. Now rebranded as a DoubleTree, the entire facility just put the final touches on a five-month renovation that included major updates to the lobby, all 200+ guest rooms and the pool area. Turn left from the lobby and you’ll be […]

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Weekend Guide April 24-26, 2015

+-*Spring weather returns just in time this weekend for Museums Free for All, WestFest and the return of the Allegan Antiques Market. Friday, April 24 Glow – Eve Nightclub inside The B.O.B. presents the black light glow festival from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. Giveways throughout the night will include glow-in-the-dark swag, tickets to Electric Forest Music Festival, plus there […]

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Railtown Brewing Already on the Right Track

+-*Pass too quickly through tiny Dutton and you may just miss a new microbrewery gaining plenty of steam. Located at the end of a nondescript shopping center on 68th St SE between Hanna Lake and East Paris, Railtown Brewing Company has been quickly building a following since opening its doors this past December. Owner Justin Buiter and his business partner planned on […]

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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 […]