Maru Sushi Opening New West Side Concept

Rockford Construction announced today that Ando, a new Asian restaurant, will fill the final available retail space located in the mixed-use development being built on Grand Rapids’ West Side at the corner of Bridge Street NW and Turner Avenue. Offering a menu inspired by a blend of Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean cuisine, Ando will feature street-style food in a casual […]


New Dog Boutique Sets Up Shop in Monroe North

A new boutique dog store is celebrating its one month anniversary near downtown Grand Rapids. Fido & Stitch, a one-stop-shop for canine owners featuring a wide selection of food and toys and a grooming salon, recently opened in the renovated 820 Monroe building. “Our goal is to carry everything owners need to give their dogs a long, healthy and fun life,” said founder Alli McDonough. […]


GRNow Weekend Guide February 5-7, 2016

Another great mix of events awaits you this weekend around Grand Rapids, including the Winter Edition of the Michigan Adventure Race, Pokemon at DeVos Hall, a new Comic Con event, a tribute to David Bowie and much more. Friday, February 5 Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions – The Grand Rapids Symphony brings the music of recent and classic Pokemon video games to life for […]

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Uccello’s to Launch New Restaurant Concept

A well-known local restaurant chain has announced an all-new eatery concept for the Grand Rapids area. Uccello’s Hospitality Group will launch Herb & Fire, an upscale fast casual pizzeria with an authentic Italian look and feel, in Grandville’s Bucktown Shopping Center later this year. “It’s a great blend of the trendy fast casual concept, but with the grassroots of the Uccello story; bringing […]

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GRNow Weekend Guide January 22-24, 2016

Another jam-packed weekend in Grand Rapids features the Griffins’ Great Skate Winterfest, the Kids & Family Expo, the Harlem Globetrotters, a Retro Arcade for Adults and much more! Friday, January 22 Grand Rapids Drive – Fresh off a franchise record-setting 43-point game, see Devin Ebanks and the rest of the Drive take on the Sioux Falls Skyforce at The DeltaPlex. General admission […]


ELK Brewing Adding Second Location

The microbrewery momentum continues. ELK Brewing announced that it will be adding a second Grand Rapids location near Fifth Third Ballpark, and construction is already underway. “Our current location at 700 Wealthy is at capacity and we need more room for brewing and distributing”, said co-owners Eric Karns and Jeff DeLongchamp. When open, ELK Brewing North on Dodge Street in Comstock Park will have […]


24 Restaurants, Breweries and Distilleries Opening in Grand Rapids in 2016

It’s shaping up to be another huge year for Grand Rapids’ culinary, brewing and distilling scene. Here’s a look at two dozen restaurants, bars, microbreweries and distilleries slated to open in 2016. City Built Brewing Company – 820 Monroe Ave NW – This microbrewery opening in the hot North Monroe neighborhood will produce beers that utilize unusual herbs and spices, along with Puerto […]