The West Michigan Chalk Art Festival Comes to Grand Rapids June 15-16

When we think of supporting the arts in our community, we think of music, paintings, dance performances…. But what about chalk? Although we may not think of it as such, chalk has been an art form used by many of us before we even started school and, with a bit of creativity, it can be elevated to be considered awe […]

Grand Rapids Opens its City Pools for the Summer

With summer officially beginning, I’m sure we are all looking to fill our calendars with activities that will keep us cool. The Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department is onboard, opening its city pools and splash pads starting on June 8 and running through August 25. Find out where you can go to cool off as the temperatures start to […]

New Business in Grand Rapids as A Result of a BRA Grant

Grand Rapids will be seeing some exciting new business in the Grand Rapids community. The North Restaurant and MASH Bar and Lounge will be opening to take the place of the former Red Lion. This is an important development that is being made possible by a $33,000 grant awarded to the City of Brownfield Redevelopment Authority. Find out more about […]

Food, drinks, live music, and animals! John Ball Zoo hosts RendeZoo 2018

Get ready for the wildest party in town! On Friday, June 8th, John Ball Zoo is hosting its annual fundraising event, RendeZoo, where guests can enjoy live music, food, drinks, and even interact with some of the zoo’s amazing animals. RendeZoo is an annual fundraising event that has raised millions of dollars for the zoo for things such as endangered species conservation […]

Grand New: Forty Acres Soul Kitchen

New to Grand Rapids’ Eastown, Forty Acres Soul Kitchen offers much more than an authentic American experience. Passionate Grand Rapidians Darel Ross and Lewis Williams are committed to telling the story and celebrating the rich culture of Black America. Located at 1059 Wealthy St SE, Forty Acres features an authentic menu that strives to share the tasteful experience that made this country. Posted […]

Grand Rapids Hottest New Restaurants

It’s hard to keep up with the booming culinary scene in Grand Rapids these days. With one of the best culinary schools in the country right down the street, GRCC Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, it’s no wonder there are so many excellent restaurants to dine at. Let’s take a closer look at the new kids on the block.   […]

Grand New: 601 West Opens Doors in West Side Neighborhood

Grand Rapids’ West Side neighborhood has officially welcomed a new residential building that is perfect for those looking for a unique, modern and centrally-located place to call home. 601 West, located at 601 Lake Michigan Drive, recently announced that it is officially welcoming residential tenants to lease available apartments. The brand new building features 63 units and 8,500 square feet […]

Grand New: Body By Choice Expands to New, Larger Studio

It is almost officially beach season in Michigan and that means a lot of people are going to be stepping up their fitness game in the next month or so. Just in time, Body By Choice, a premier personal training studio in West Michigan, has moved and expanded into a larger studio located at 4070 Lake Drive, Suite 103. With […]

Grand New: Stan Diego, Baja Taco Kitchen

Stan Diego is officially opening doors on April 26thand will definitely be the happening place to hang out in the greater Grand Rapids area. This new concept from Meritage Hospitality brings the vibes of SoCal to West Michigan in the form of a taco kitchen. What was once home to Crooked Goose is now a transformed laid-back atmosphere that transports […]