GR{KNOW} | Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend

Whether brand new concepts, new menus, or newly back as part of the takeout scene, here are some #GrandNew options to check out It can be even harder to keep up with all of the restaurant goings-on now than it ever was before. Who’s open? Who has curbside? Can I order online or get it delivered? These questions can quickly […]

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} | 4 Grand Rapids Diners You Must Try

It’s no secret that the dining options in Grand Rapids are e n d l e s s. One aspect we’d like to spotlight – local diners! Check out our mini guide featuring 4 Grand Rapids Diners you MUST try.   Dan’s Diner Location | 6503 28th St SE | Cascade Neighborhood Hours | TUES 8A – 2P | W […]

GR{KNOW} | 8th Annual Live Museum During Black History Month At Woodland Mall

For the eighth year, Woodland Mall is partnering with New Hope Baptist Church for their unique “live museum” event to celebrate the lives of important African American figures. The “live museum” will be taking place on Saturday, February 29 from 2-5 PM. This event features actors portraying notable African American individuals who have made significant contributions to the world of sports, […]

GR{KNOW} | Bloom & Grow Coffee With A Cause

Delicious, affordable coffee that makes a difference one cup at a time. Bloom & Grow Coffee is doing just that by selling single origin, fair trade coffee from Haiti to support Haitian farmers and women in recovery from addiction while supplying customers with some tasty java. Bloom & Grow Coffee was founded by Abigail Nelson who developed a love for […]

GR{KNOW} | 13th Annual Grand Rapids Legacy Luncheon Returns to Grand Rapids

The 13th Annual Grand Rapids Legacy Luncheon will be taking place on Tuesday, February 25 from 11:30 AM to 1 PM at the New Hope Baptist Church. This is an important event that brings together a diverse group of business professionals who volunteer their time to promote positive examples of Michigan’s African American community and the importance of African American […]

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} […]