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The 2013-14 Grand Rapids Magazine City
Guide is your ultimate sourcebook
for fun in the city!

This annual mid-summer supplement features resources on the arts, entertainment, recreation and dining — the sights, sounds, flavors and personalities that make this town unique.

This year’s City Guide looks at some of the reasons Grand Rapids is a special place, from the visionaries with brave new ideas to the volunteers who make them happen. We also introduce some of the vendors selling their food and wares at the city’s new year-round Downtown Market . And we take a tour of Eastown, the artsy neighborhood east of the city that has an eclectic mix of galleries, restaurants, coffeehouses, bars and festivals.

The issue has the complete list of “Best of GR” readers’ poll winners in 100 categories.

To order your copy of the 2013-14 Grand Rapids Magazine
City Guide
, contact our circulation department at (616) 459-4545 or by email at 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!


10 reasons why Grand Rapids is great:

Saturated with the arts
By Alexandra Fluegel

On the move
By Dana Blinder

Creativity at its core
By Alexandra Fluegel

Design centric
By Alexandra Fluegel

Good food, good drink, good company
By Jeremy Johnson

World-class health care
By Heather Rowan

A willingness to give
By Ann Byle

The triple bottom line
By Tersaem Tesseris

Visionaries who make it happen
By Marty Primeau

Generations of helping hands
By Ann Byle

Backstage Pass
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 2012-13 “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.


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