Photography Workshop – How to take the BEST cell phone photos!

Having a $5,000 camera doesn’t do you any good if it’s at home. The best camera is the one you have on you, most often that’s our cell phone. Join us at the studio for a workshop to take the best photos with the resources you have available. [ WHAT TO BRING ] Cell phone

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} | Meet Grand Rapids Girls Pint Out

Beer City USA isn’t just for the boys!  Grand Rapids Girls Pint Out’s mission is to build a network of women who love craft beer, while also playing an active role in this community. In doing so, they connect through social media, blog posts and events for local beer loving women.   Girls Pint Out originated in Indianapolis, IN in 2010 […]

#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} | 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} | 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 […]