Haute at New Hotel Mertens Announces its Plans for the 2019 Season

New Hotel Mertens is on the pulse of offering new ways for Grand Rapids locals to enjoy the upscale style the establishment has to offer. They are pleased to announce that Haute, their rooftop lounge, will be reopening the first weekend in May. They have just released their new plans for the 2019 season. Here’s what you can look forward […]

COMING SOON: The Cheesecake Factory Comes to Woodland Mall

Who doesn’t love cheesecake? Fans of this rich, creamy treat will be happy to know that a Cheesecake Factory restaurant will be opening in the Woodland Mall! Known for it’s extensive menu and delectable desserts, the location will certainly be an exciting asset to the shopping center, which has already solidified it’s spot as a premier dining and entertainment destination. […]

17 Things to Do this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Round up your GREEN gear and get ready for GREEN beer – we’ve got 17 Things to Do this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend! But first, DON’T drink and drive  Don’t rely on the luck of the Irish to get your drunk @$$ home! Be responsible and use the many options for getting around. Hop on a trolley, park for $2 […]

#GrandNew: Hancock Restaurant Now Open on Wealthy Street in Uptown

You may live in Grand Rapids but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the taste of Nashville right here in town. Hancock Grand Rapids is now open at 1157 Wealthy St SE (corner of Wealthy and Fuller). This rehabbed historical building, once service station, is bringing that downhome cooking to the Uptown/Wealthy Street neighborhood.  Hancock officially opened their shop on March 11, […]

The Budget and the Beautifully Hilarious | GRNow’s Insider’s Guide to LaughFest  

It’s that time of year where Grand Rapids gets together to get its giggle on. Gilda’s LaughFest, the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, is just around the corner, running March 7 – 17, 2019 and to celebrate we’ve created a guide filled with featured events, happy hours, free programming and tips to get around the festival. Even ideas for […]

Things to Do on Fat Tuesday in GR: Parade, Paczki & More

Happy FAT TUESDAY! Here are ways to celebrate here in GR… >>>Eat a Paczki<<< Paczki Day and Fat Tuesday just to happen to fall on the same day **wink*** so however you say it…pots-key, paz-eck-e, pus-kee, or the correct way “pownch-key”, this delicious Polish donut is a celebratory staple here in GR. Here are a couple places to snag a […]

14 Things to Love about The Hendrik

As a new resident of The Hendrik and the West Side of GR, we’re majorly impressed with the multitude of things to do right outside our doorstep. You can feel the buzz of the city along with the authenticity of the West Side neighborhood. The convenience of being just steps away from restaurants, bars, shopping, parks, public transportation and more […]

No Power = Free Movies | Feb. 9th and 10th

Power outages are dark and dismal but Consumer Energy and Celebration!Cinema want to brighten your day by giving you a free theater experience. How does a free movie, pop, popcorn…annnnd electricity sound? 2,000 free tickets will be provided for those affected by the power outages between Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. and going through Sunday, Feb. 10. Here are the […]

Our 19 Most Anticipated Projects For GR for 2019

  With the year ending with stock market volatility, political turmoil, affordable housing debates, parking debates and many other things to give us all a bit too much anxiety, we thought it would be a great opportunity during this holiday season to celebrate the continued growth in our thriving community. While many local development gurus expected that 2019 would slow […]