It’s not hard to find Tami VandenBerg’s house. Set in a cozy part of Eastown, her front yard is the only one on her street littered with yard signs. “Black Lives Matter,” and “Science is Real,” reads one; another backs a Democrat for state attorney general.
Upon entering the storefront for Treetops Collective on South Division Avenue, it immediately becomes clear that people are at work. Commercial sewing machines are positioned along the street-side window; long tables overflow with fabric, beads and half-finished products; shelves are stacked with T-shirts, onesies and cloth baskets for sale. Women talk, laugh and enjoy each other’s company.
In recent years parking downtown has become a greater challenge. On the one hand, that’s an indication of the positive growth the city is experiencing, but on the other, it can be a major headache when you are trying to enjoy this new nightlife, retail, and other downtown activities.
When you work with your friend in the retail business for around 12 years you start to think about doing it on your own terms. For Carmen Foster and Amanda Armstrong, co-owners of the recently launched athleisure brand Covet Leisure, an online athleisure business appealed to them—and literally was walking right in front of them.
After the success of its 50th-year celebration, Opera Grand Rapids continues to cultivate West Michigan’s vocal arts scene through its 2018-2019 season repertoire of The Magic Flute and La Traviata.
Books & Mortar is beginning a second chapter. Two years after opening the business, the founders of the neighborhood bookstore, Jonathan Shotwell and Christopher Roe, announced earlier this week via email that they’ve sold the store to Jenny Kinne.
The biggest football game of the year for Michiganders takes place this weekend when MSU and U of M kickoff against each other. So break out your maize & blue or green and white and head to your favorite sports bar to catch the game over beer and pizza.
You need to go back to The Haunt. After 18 years, haunted house aficionados may think they know West Michigan’s premier scary attraction.
Before you purchase one more on-trend clothing item, maybe what you really need in your closet is a personal stylist? Hooking up with a stylist can help you navigate the fickle world of fashion more than you ever realized.
Why curl up on the couch to watch your favorite Halloween films when you could partake in these spooky showings?