The 2011-12 Grand Rapids Magazine City
Guide is your ultimate sourcebook
for fun in the city!
City Guide was born in 1980 as "From the Editors of Grand Rapids Magazine: 1980-81 Bestway’s Apartment and Condominium Report.” In 1981, that title was shortened to "Newcomer's Guide." We settled on “City Guide” in 1983.
In 2005, we expanded this annual mid-summer supplement to fill the entire July issue with resources on the arts, entertainment, recreation, dining — the sights, sounds, flavors and personalities that make this town unique.
The complete list of “Best of GR” readers’ poll winners in 100 categories and two special 2-for-1 dining coupons will have you scouring the city for new places to explore all year long.
This year’s guide looks at the transformation of downtown Grand Rapids’ entertainment scene and some of the people who’ve made it happen. The issue also includes the magazine’s annual rankings of school districts in West Michigan with a plethora of information for parents.
your copy of the 2011-12 Grand
Guide, contact our circulation department at (616) 459-4545 or by email at email@example.com. The City Guide sells for $3.95 each (by mail $6). Special bulk discounts are available for orders exceeding 25 copies. This is a special publication that you’ll want to read and save all year!
No More Bland Rapids
GR’s entertainment scene has undergone a metamorphosis that proves “If you build it, they will come.” Plus an interview with Dick and Rick DeVos, father and son who helped transform downtown in different ways.
In the Works
A sampling of some new projects in downtown, including Ferris State University’s restoration of the Old Federal Building, the Wealthy-Jefferson Neighborhood Initiative, and an update on Grand Action’s plan for an Urban Market. Plus a profile of Suzanne Schulz, planning director of the City of Grand Rapids.
Destinations and Experiences
By Grand Rapids Magazine Staff
Our comprehensive resource guide to the city with more than 400 places to dine, nightclubs, music, theater, sports and more.
Best of GR
The results of the 2010-11 “Best of GR” Readers Poll prove once again that West Michigan continues to evolve into an astounding urban paradise, with something for everyone’s style, taste or preference.