5 Reasons to Attend Barley, BBQ & Beats

The Barley, BBQ and Beats event is coming to Grand Rapids! This will be a great opportunity to have fun with likeminded members of the community while supporting a good cause. The event will be held on Saturday, May 11 at DeVos Place and tickets are just $40 or $45 at the door. Read on to find out five reasons […]

Local 741 Under New Ownership – Iron Well Bar to Open Soon

Grand Rapids is a city that is thriving, growing and shifting. An upcoming transition locals can look forward to will be taking place at the Local 741. New ownership has been announced at this location, by James Matthews, with its new identity as the Iron Well – a neighborhood bar that’s ‘a little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll’. […]

Studio Park Announces First Five Retailers and Restaurants

The highly anticipated Studio Park is underway and we have been keeping our eyes peeled on the progress. This downtown development promises to beautify Grand Rapids, while introducing a unique way to bring entertainment to the community. The space is proud to announce the first five major retailers and restaurants that will take residence in the 62,500 square foot lot. […]

New Hotel Mertens Bakery Now Open

After much anticipation, the New Hotel Mertens Bakery opened its doors on April 15 at 6 AM. It is located on the ground floor of the New Mertens Hotel at 35 Oakes St. SW on the corner of Oakes and Commerce. Find out what you can expect when you visit!  The bakery is currently offering full kitchen service from 6 AM to […]

The Friesian Gastro Pub Grand Opening Taking Place April 17

The Lord’s Chapel building on the Medical Mile Corridor has been standing vacant for many years. Those who frequent the area will be pleased to know the location has been converted into a cozy, neighborhood eatery called the Friesian Gastro Pub. The restaurant will be celebrating its grand opening on Wednesday, April 17 from 11-11:30 AM with a private event […]

Movies on Monroe 2019 Lineup Announced

Is it really summer in Grand Rapids without the Movies on Monroe film series? Those who look forward to this event every year will be excited to know that the summer lineup has been announced. The series officially kicks off on Friday, June 7 with Beetlejuice and Bohemian Rhapsody. From there, movies will show every other Friday for a total […]