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Division South

Grit, growth, and great creativity are hallmarks of Division South and Avenue for the Arts, the street's commercial corridor. Close to and mostly considered part of downtown, neighboring The Arena District, Division South boasts small galleries, clever dining, eclectic shopping, and interesting events.

What to see and do: First Friday Gallery Hops are an excuse to visit galleries, shops, and eateries that stay open late so visitors can enjoy handmade items, works by local artists, food and drink specials, and other delights. The Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts (UICA) is Michigan's largest contemporary arts center and a multidiscipline venue for art advancement. Its theater presents dozens of documentary, foreign, and independent films each year.

Where to eat: The Rockwell-Republic duo relies almost entirely on local food sources in creating its small plates, green plates, and other menu items. Fat Johnny's Cheesteak Co., the new kid on the block, features Jersey-style and Philly-style sandwiches and delicious sides. Propaganda Doughnuts speaks of danger, intrigue, and exceptional gourmet treats made from high-quality, local, adeptly handled ingredients. Have you had a beignet today?

Where to go: The artisans at the Local Epicurean use local ingredients to create organic small-batch pastas and specialty sauces. Vertigo Music is a quirky store with a well-curated selection of CDs and vinyl, from blues to punk, and staff who love them. It's a it with the turntable crowd. Dodd's Record Shop up the street has been selling records since the 1950s and is considered part local treasure, part treasure hunt.

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ArtPrize (Sep 24-Oct 12)

  • 40 Sheldon Blvd SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Avenue for the Arts

  • South Division between Fulton and Wealthy
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 855-0435
  • Region: Downtown

Bangkok Taste Cuisine

  • 15 Jefferson Ave. SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 356-5550
  • Region: Southeast

Bartertown Diner

  • 6 Jefferson St. SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 233-3219
  • Region: Downtown

Cooley Law School

  • 11 Commerce SW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 301-6800
  • Region: Downtown

Cooley Law School offers year-round admission and flexible scheduling with daytime, evening, and weekend classes. Make an appointment to visit the Grand Rapids campus by calling (616) 301-6800 or visit our web site. MORE >>

Craft House

  • 40 Division Ave. S
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Region: Downtown

Dodds Record Store

  • 20 Division Ave. S
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 451-3161
  • Region: Downtown

Dog Story Theatre

  • 7 Jefferson Ave. SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 425-9234

Founders Brewery Tour (Sat)

  • 235 Grandville Ave. SW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 776-2182
  • Region: Downtown

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Foundersfest (Jun)

  • 235 Grandville Ave. SW
  • Founders Brewing Company
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 776-2182
  • Region: Downtown

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Founders Brewing Company

  • 235 Grandville Ave. SW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 776-2182
  • Region: Downtown

Enjoy one of our world-class beers, produced on-site, alongside a handcrafted sandwich in our taproom - a spacious beer hall where, on most nights, you can experience some killer live music. MORE >>

Founders Brewing Company

  • 235 Grandville Ave. SW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 776-2182
  • Region: Downtown

Enjoy one of our world-class beers, produced on-site, alongside a handcrafted sandwich in our taproom - a spacious beer hall where, on most nights, you can experience some killer live music. On-site facility tours are available by reservation. Please call the taproom for more information. MORE >>

Founders Brewing Company

  • 235 Grandville Ave. SW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 776-2182
  • Region: Downtown

Enjoy one of our world-class beers, produced on-site, alongside a handcrafted sandwich in our taproom - a spacious beer hall where, on most nights, you can experience some killer live music. MORE >>

Founders Brewing Company

  • 235 Grandville Ave. SW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 776-2182
  • Region: Downtown

Enjoy one of our world-class beers, produced on-site, alongside a handcrafted sandwich in our taproom - a spacious beer hall where, on most nights, you can experience some killer live music. MORE >>

Gaspard Gallery

  • 235 South Division Avenue, Apt 111
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 401-7533
  • Region: Downtown

Goodwill Industries Retail Store

  • 200 S. Division
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 451-2606
  • Region: Downtown

The Nutcracker (Dec)

  • 341 Ellsworth Ave. SW
  • Grand Rapids Ballet
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 454-4771
  • Region: Downtown

Grand Rapids Ballet

  • 341 Ellsworth Ave. SW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 454-4771
  • Region: Downtown

Have Company

  • 136 division avenue south
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Region: Downtown

Heartside Gallery and Studio

  • 48 S. Division Ave.
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 235-7211
  • Region: Downtown

HopCat

  • 25 Ionia Ave. SW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: 616-451-4677
  • Region: Downtown
Local First

Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge

  • 100 Commerce Ave. SW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 920-0209
  • Region: Downtown

The Local Epicurean

  • 111 S. Division Ave.
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 206-5175
  • Region: Southeast

Mosaic Space

  • 25 South Division Ave.
  • Suite 225
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 719-2923
  • Region: Downtown

Pub43

  • 43 Division Ave. S
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 458-2205
  • Region: Downtown
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