This week the Whitecaps kick off their regular season, while the Griffins wrap up theirs. Plus Art.Downtown. and SiTE:LAB return, Saint Mary's and the GR Ballet host galas and downtown museums are free on Sunday.
A new 60,000 sq. ft. mixed-use building that includes a movie theater has been proposed for the Area 5 parking lot on Ionia Ave SW & Oakes. Loeks Theatres presented the project at today's Downtown Development Authority meeting. The multi-level building would likely have restaurants and retail space on the first floor, with theaters above. The movie theater space would be available for lease during the day by educational and convention groups needing AV equipment and room presentations and show first-run national movies during the afternoons and evenings.
No timeframe for construction has been announced and the cost of the project has not been released.
In March, the Downtown Development Authority voted to approve a reconstruction of Oakes SW between Market and Ottawa that will include placement of trees, ornamental street lights and underground high-voltage electrical systems.
A new concept restaurant will soon be opening in Standale at 355 Wilson Ave. Crooked Goose is the creation of the same group that brought Twisted Rooster to East Beltline in Grand Rapids – Meritage Hospitality Group.
Aside from the equally eccentric names, similarities between the two restaurants include a commitment to sourcing Michigan made products, produce and meats. Executive Chef Mark Noseda II is currently in the process of tasting bounty from area farms in order to both develop the first seasonal menu and choose with which Michigan farmers Crooked Goose will be partnering.
Find out at sunset on April 28, 2012 at Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery (3142 Four Mile Rd NE)! Race against darkness and a zombie apocalypse! “The Zombie Dash” is not your typical 5K race. Not only is the race held as darkness falls, but as you are running (for your life) you need to gather supplies at three depots, and avoid encounters with the undead.