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} | 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 […]

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 […]

GR{KNOW} | Planet Fitness Coming to Downtown Grand Rapids

If working on your fitness is one of your #2020goals, you will be pleased to know that a new Planet Fitness will be opening in the downtown Grand Rapids area. Read on to learn more about what to expect when you visit the gym. Location | 234 Market Street Estimated Grand Opening | Late Spring 2020 Speciality | Affordably Priced […]

Our 20 Favorite Projects in GR for 2020 (A Letter)

Ionia Avenue looking from the new Residence Inn under construction   Dear family, friends and loved ones near and far, Happy New Year! It’s once again that time of year to give you an update on the exciting new projects going on around town, and of course, our favorites! Our little city continues to grow and bloom and there are […]

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} | 2019 Uptown Holiday Shop Hop

The “most wonderful time of the year” is upon us which means shopping season is kicked into high gear. If you are working on scratching the names off of your holiday list, the Grand Rapids Uptown Holiday Shop Hop is an event you won’t want to miss. Learn more about this year’s event highlights.  Date & Time | Thursday, December […]

GR{KNOW} | Everything You Need To Know About Walker Ice and Fitness Center This Holiday Season

The holidays are in full swing and there’s nothing like winter sports to get us in the mood to enjoy the festivities. Grand Rapids residents are fortunate to have Walker Ice and Fitness Center as a place where they can ice skate, work out, play sports and socialize with members of their community. Read on to find out more about […]

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} | 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 […]