GR{KNOW} | Temporary Restaurant Closings Due to Staff COVID Cases

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, transparency for patron and employee safety is more important than ever. Many restaurants have used similar language on social media to communicate the status of employees who have either — on the most proactive side, as shown by Matchbox Diner — reported a fever and are awaiting COVID test results or have confirmed cases. […]

GR{KNOW} | Restaurant Reopening Guide for Dine-in and Patio Service (Developing)

A Dinner Club GR & GRNow Collaboration Where can you eat out this weekend, and what should you expect once there? Here’s a developing list of options for dining in, new or newly reopened outdoor patios, and more. Be sure to grab your mask, as you’ll need it for entering/exiting the venue and whenever not at your table. *last updated […]

GR{KNOW} | Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend

Whether brand new concepts, new menus, or newly back as part of the takeout scene, here are some #GrandNew options to check out It can be even harder to keep up with all of the restaurant goings-on now than it ever was before. Who’s open? Who has curbside? Can I order online or get it delivered? These questions can quickly […]

How local restaurants are being resilient during COVID-19

COVID-19 has uprooted the restaurant industry, with many short- and long-term implications for business. Each decision restauranteurs must make carries much weight, and yet tough calls continue to be necessary — often without precedent and even prior to formal regulatory guidance — as the weeks pass by and new developments unfold.  As an industry disrupted, many fear the change that’s […]

GR{KNOW} | Grand Rapids Ballet Debuts Virtual Programs with #GRBathome

The first program, Classic and Contemporary, features video recordings of former performances available online to offer #stayhome entertainment When’s the last time you went to the ballet? Whether earlier this year or not once before, the notion of “going to the ballet” connotes an event that can be described as ceremonious; in different times, the special occasion marked an evening […]

20 {Last Minute} Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day may look a little different this year, but showing appreciation for the women in your life — mom, stepmom, grandma, the woman who raised you, or the mentor who held a special, nurturing role in your upbringing — is as important as ever. Let them know their impact on you, however you can say it: whether social distancing […]

GR{KNOW} | 12 Things To Do At Home While Social Distancing in Grand Rapids

Social Distancing. Quarantine & Chill. Wash Your Hands. Not only are these buzz worthy topics, but also our “new normal” way of living for the time being. With Grand Rapids and pretty much the entire world being at a standstill, you may start to wonder – what am I going to do in my home indefinitely? As always, we’re here to […]

Grayscale @ The Elevation 2.18.20

Grayscale at The Elevation during the Nella Vita Tour Part 2 Stephanie is a college student and live music enthusiast, who enjoys following her favorite bands around the state of Michigan and elsewhere. She loves collecting drumsticks, guitar picks, setlists, and tattoos. Her love for photography started in high school and continues to grow every year. If you see her at […]

GR{KNOW} | Airbnb Style Hotel To Open Late Summer In Downtown Grand Rapids

If you are planning to visit Grand Rapids, you may be in for a treat when it comes to unique hotel experiences. Real estate broker Bradley Veneklase has plans to open a new Airbnb style boutique hotel with just five furnished units. The establishment is set to open in late summer 2020. The Finnley will be located at 65 Monroe […]