GR{KNOW} | New Tasting Room for Muskegon Distillery Beckons Adventure

Mark Gongalski and Allen Serio met in 2010, bonding over craft brews during their time at Unruly Brewing Company. The passion, community and growing maturity of the craft beer industry in West Michigan got them thinking: Could they be part of the efforts to build the same level of support and consideration for distilleries as the one they’d seen grow […]

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 […]

#GRANDNEW | Sparks BBQ Opens In Grand Rapids

No Stove. No Oven. No Flat-Tops. No Deep Friers. If you’re craving authentic barbecue, you will be pleased to know that Sparks BBQ (a Traverse City favorite) has opened a second location in downtown Grand Rapids.  Read on to learn more about what to expect when you visit.  Location | 15 Ionia Avenue #140 {next door to Van Andel Arena} […]

GR{KNOW} | The Pack Indoor Dog Park Coming Soon To Grand Rapids

It was us. “We let the dogs out.” West Michigan dog parents REJOICE! A new space for your pup to play is coming soon to Grand Rapids. Meet The Pack Indoor Dog Park – the first of it’s kind in Michigan! Location | 5205 West River Drive NE {in Comstock Park} Speciality | Off Leash Dog Park | Dog Day […]

GR{KNOW} | Speciation Artisan Ales To Open New Tasting Room In 2020

Calling all Speciation Artisan Ales fans! The company has recently announced opening new tasting room with Native Species Urban Winery. Read on to find out more about what you can expect from this upcoming development.  Location | 928 Wealthy St. {near the intersection of Wealthy and Diamond} Estimated Grand Opening | Late 2020 {pending licensing and approvals} Speciality | Mixed-Culture […]

GR{KNOW} | Texas de Brazil To Open First West Michigan Location In Grand Rapids

Southern-based restaurant company, Texas de Brazil, will open its first West Michigan location in Downtown Grand Rapids. The group is expected to open following the redevelopment and expansion of storefronts along Lyon Street in the recently announced project owned by CWD Real Estate Investment. Location | 111 Lyon St NW {Downtown Grand Rapids between Ottawa & Monroe Avenues} Estimated Grand […]

GR{KNOW} | Grand Rapids Named One Of The Top ‘Beercation’ Cities by Travel and Leisure

Hey GR, we made it onto another travel destination list! Beer City USA is now known as one of the Top Cities for a ‘BEERCATION’! Here at GRNow, we’d like to thank the Travel and Leisure for solidifying our spot on the map. The online magazine recently published an article recommending getaways for beer lovers and Grand Rapids made it to […]

GR{KNOW} | Wise Men Distillery To Open New Location In Downtown Grand Rapids

If you are a fan of Wise Men Distillery some good news coming your way. The owners have plans to open a new location in downtown Grand Rapids. Find out more about what to expect in 2020. Future Location | 146 Monroe Center St. NW {in McKay Tower} Estimated Opening | First Quarter of 2020 Speciality | Craft Micro Distillery […]

GR{KNOW} | Speckl Goods Announces Soft Opening on November 30

If you love the look of terrazzo, look no further than Speckl Goods. The brand has been working out of the Light Gallery and Studio and are now happy to announce that they will be launching a storefront. They are planning a soft opening event which will be taking place just in time for Small Business Saturday and the holiday season. […]

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 […]