Studio Park space to open to retail tenants

The Arts Marketplace at Studio Park is launching a new retail and event space.

Marriott hotel opens its doors

A new Marriott hotel is open in Wyoming.

New splash pad, improvements coming to Garfield Park

Garfield Park will see a variety of improvements in 2022, including a new, universally accessible splash pad. 

City to host virtual Cure Violence meet and greet

The city of Grand Rapids Office of Oversight and Public Accountability (OPA) is hosting a virtual event to introduce community members to the Cure Violence Grand Rapids team and to learn more about the new violence reduction and intervention program.

Salvation Army to ring first bells for holiday campaign

A local nonprofit is beginning its annual campaign to help families during the holiday season.

Mel Trotter to host Thanksgiving meal at DeVos Place

Mel Trotter Ministries will host its Thanksgiving Community Meal at DeVos Place this year.

People and Places: Michigan’s first death café opens in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids now has a death café. The Mortals, 111 Division Ave. S, opened in September and offers up coffee and pastries, all while letting people explore the topic of death.

JARS Cannabis to open more locations

Two new cannabis dispensaries will open in West Michigan.

Conference center to be converted into $14M hotel

The former Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids Airport & Conference Center will undergo a $14 million renovation.

GRCC to offer new sewing program

Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) is partnering with a local woman-owned manufacturing business to launch a new certification program.

Grand Rapids HOAs rated fourth best in the country

An analysis of Yelp data put Grand Rapids near the top on a list of the nation’s best homeowners’ associations.

Report: Grand Rapids 8th best small city for job openings

A jobs board and career advice website put Grand Rapids near the top on a list of best small cities for job opportunities.

Grand Rapids landmarks light up for cancer awareness

Two Grand Rapids landmarks will be among more than 225 around the world that will shine a light on breast cancer.

City opening library of gear for outdoor recreation

The city of Grand Rapids is opening a library to provide more equitable access to outdoor activities in underserved communities.

Fifth Wheel Freight outfits 400 students with school supplies

A local company partnered with a Kentwood elementary school to provide 400 students with school supplies.

Tilted Tulip to host grand opening party

The Tilted Tulip, located at 4300 Plainfield Ave NE Suite E, will be hosting a grand opening event from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17.

Renovation to Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites begins

The Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites in downtown Kalamazoo is undergoing a multi-million-dollar renovation project expected to be completed by the end of summer 2022.

WMEAC to host weeklong Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) will kick off a weeklong version of the annual Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup this Saturday.

Roberto Clemente Park to reopen

The city of Grand Rapids will reopen Roberto Clemente Park at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10 after the completion of the park’s $1.5 million renovation project that began last year.

People and Places: breast cancer art exhibit and opening of bohemian astrology store

Personal breast cancer stories to illustrate difficult battle, and The 12th House offers handmade astrology-themed items from local Grand Rapids artists.




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