Shift Coffee Brewing Up Culture and Driving Diversity on the West Side

Shift Coffee + Culture 616 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 Shift Coffee (@shift_coffee_gr) She believed she could and so she did.  That is a confident mantra—an assured ethos—and a sticker selling at the counter of new café Shift Coffee + Culture. It’s also an apt description of the drive shown by owner Deanna Bossenbroek. The Grand Valley State […]

Develop Your Eau de You at Aroma Labs

Identify the essence of you. Aroma Labs in downtown Grand Rapids allows customers to design their own fragrances. Read more about the boutique shop and the woman who launched it from her basement.

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GR{KNOW} |  Noodle Pig: An Authentic Ramen Shop Pledging to Fighting Food Insecurity

📍 Coming Winter 2022 | Below 601 Bond Apartments in Suite 102 Want to feel good about the food you eat?  Look no further than Noodle Pig, an authentic Ramen restaurant set to open this winter in the Grand Rapids area. Not only do they take a healthy fast-food approach, but they’re also pledging to use proceeds to combat hunger […]

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 […]

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 […]