GR{KNOW} | 8 Exciting Updates You Need To Know About Woodland Mall

The Woodland Mall has long been a staple of the Grand Rapids area since its opening in 1968. It’s ongoing expansion has been an exciting topic locally for some time now. Recently, the mall has undergone a $100 million renovation that has led to the opening of a new west wing featuring new retailers who debuted their shops in recent […]

GR{KNOW} | The 6th Annual Grand Rapids Improv Festival Is Back

The GRIF (Grand Rapids Improv Festival) is returning to the Grand Rapids area. The festival will take place from Oct. 24-28 and is set to be the biggest and best yet with 38 troupes to participate in performances, workshops and special events. Each show during the festival will be taking place at The Comedy Project. Read on for a rundown of the […]

GR{KNOW} | Third Nature Brewing Company Grand Opening In Rockford

Beer City USA has definitely made its mark, especially in the craft brew space. Third Nature Brewing Co. may be #GRANDNEW to the brewery scene, but plans to give West Michigan residents another reason to take a detour into Rockford. This rustic brewery and taproom will be hosting its grand opening on October 28. Learn more about why you should be […]

GR{KNOW} | Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer and Food Festival Receives Honorary Mention in Forbes Magazine

  Three cheers for the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer and Food Festival! This highly-anticipated event has been named as one of a dozen ‘Best Fall Wine Festivals in North America You Don’t Want to Miss’ by Forbes travel writer Sandra MacGregor. Learn more about the festival and why it should be added to your list of priority fall activities […]

GR{KNOW} | Grand Rapids Named “Top Minor League Market” by Sports Business Journal

Grand Rapids sports fans MAKE SOME NOISE! Our city’s minor league has been named the “Top Minor League Market” in the United states by Sports Business Journal. This is the latest in an extensive list of national honors for the West Michigan region. It extends to include the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins, the NBA G League’s Grand Rapids […]

GR{KNOW} | Pottery Lane To Renovate Aging Building on Wealthy Street

Pottery Lane is known as a shop where locals can get their hands dirty while creating unique pottery designs. New developments are underway as owner Kelly Kermode has announced plans to possibly purchase and renovate an aging building on Wealthy St. as a new location.  The building Kermode is looking to buy is located at 710 Wealthy St SE. Kermode […]

#GRANDNEW | Amped Reality Takes Grand Rapids Entertainment to the Next Level

Have you ever wanted to go to space? Or immerse your body into your favorite video game? Not only is new technology making that possible, but you don’t have to travel far to get these types of experiences. Amped Reality is bringing it right to Grand Rapids with their virtual reality experience center! Date Opening | Open Now Location | […]

GR{KNOW} | 4th of July Weekend Fun in West Michigan

July 4th week is upon us and we’re rounding up the best places to go to and enjoy those fireworks! If you are spending the holiday in the West Michigan area, check out a variety of suggestions below. Cascade Township July 4th Celebration: A book sale, parade, flyby, games, rides, music and fireworks all in one event? Well that’s what […]

GR{KNOW} | Fruit Fest Comes to Downtown Market Grand Rapids

  Summertime in West Michigan is all about splashing in the pool, going to the beach and eating those delicious summer fruits. The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is celebrating the season in a big way with Fruit Fest. Learn more about what you can expect when you drop by.  Event | Fruit Fest Location | Downtown Market Grand Rapids | […]

GR{KNOW} | Design Updates to the Exterior of the Van Andel Arena Underway

Van Andel Arena is in the heart of Grand Rapids and a terrific venue for major concerts and sporting events. Now there will be even more to look forward to when you visit the arena for an event. Plans are in the works for an exterior facelift to make the location more modern and practical. The project will include an […]