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16 Instagram Pictures That Show Grand Rapids Is the Best City on Earth

There are two types of people. Those who are here, and those that WANT to be here.
Woodland Mall a west wing entrance

Woodland Mall opens new west wing

Woodland Mall has unveiled its new west wing.
Wally’s Treasures Antique Mall records

Antique mall opens on 28th Street

A new treasure trove of antique and vintage goods is now open in town.
La Grande Vitesse at Calder Plaza

The Calder is getting a makeover

One of Grand Rapids’ most photographed landmarks is undergoing a makeover.
Kids pitch in to collect winter items for those in need at Mel Trotter.

5 Nonprofits Collecting Winter Clothing

Whether you’ll be heading out on Black Friday or enjoying the solitude of shopping from home on Cyber Monday, don’t forget to pick up some winter gear for those in need. Several area nonprofits are collecting winter clothing for their clients and patrons.
East Grand Rapids

East Grand Rapids Named Best Place to Live in Michigan

East Grand Rapids is the “best city to live” in Michigan, according to a report on the best cities to live in each state by 24/7 Wall Street and posted by USA Today last week.
Adulation The Future of Science sculpture by Jay Hall Carpenter

MSU unveils sculpture downtown

A new sculpture downtown depicts the three Grand Rapids women who helped develop the whooping cough vaccine.
Break Room Therapy

Let It All out in the ‘Break Room’

A new kind of “break room” is coming to a Grand Rapids suburb.
REI Seattle store interior footwear section

REI Opening Store on 28th Street

The first West Michigan store by the outdoor retailer REI is opening on 28th Street.

Dispose of Your Christmas Tree in Grand Rapids

Un-decorating you Christmas tree is decidedly less enjoyable than decorating it for the holidays. But, alas, it must be done. Once you’ve packed away your favorite ornaments and strands of flickering lights, what do you do with the tree?
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park wedding ceremony. Courtesy Adam Bird_The People Picture Company

Meijer Gardens expands wedding venues

More than 700,000 people visit Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park’s 158-acre park each year to attend concerts, view its indoor and outdoor gardens, sculpture galleries, permanent sculpture collection and use the learning center, café and meeting rooms, among other features.
Rainbow Road street mural Grand Rapids Pride Month

Artist Reveals ‘Rainbow Road’ Street Mural Downtown

A rainbow of colors now covers a street in downtown Grand Rapids.

10 Boutiques That Opened in 2018

It seemed like every month saw a new boutique opening in Grand Rapids. GR|MAG did our best to cover all the new openings. Below you’ll find a list of 10 boutiques and retail shops focused on clothing, home goods and beauty products that opened during the past year.
Tara Johnson-Brower, left, and Jesse Johnson-Brower

On the frontlines

VetGR helps veterans and first responders find significance and purpose.
Photo courtesy of Red Flannel Tree Farm

Trim A Tree from One of These 7 West Michigan Christmas Tree Farms

According to the Michigan Ag Council, Michigan is the third largest Christmas tree industry in the nation, harvesting approximately three million Christmas trees each year. So it’s no surprise that the Grand Rapids area has plenty of places to cut or buy your own fresh tree.
Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation hosted Wag 'n' Wade in 2017.

Dog Days of Summer: City Hosts Dog Pool Party

Before the city shuts down its public pools for the summer its hosting one last hoorah—for pooches.
Club Champion putters

Golf club shop opens

A custom golf club fitter now is open in Grand Rapids.
Rock the Block concert stage crowd

Rock the Block in Madison Square

A block party in town this weekend will feature local music, art and food vendors.
Elevated Grand Rapids partial interior

Elevated Grand Rapids is about real goods

There's a new shop in town with dozens of local vendors selling their wares.
Alger Bikes

5 Grand Rapids Bike Shops To Get You Out On The Trail

With our city racking up accolades like "Best Town for Mountain Biking," it’s no surprise that Grand Rapids has plenty of bike shops where you can find your next bike -- or ride in for a seasonal tune-up.




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