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  • Downtown
    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.
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    Green Goddess Smoothie + my favorite places in Grand Rapids, Michigan  on April 15, 2016

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    Beethoven’s “Emperor” Piano Concerto welcomes guest pianist for Grand Rapids Symphony concert with  on March 2, 2016

    NEWS Contact: Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk Public Relations Manager 616.454.9451 x 139 For Immediate Release Beethoven’s “Emperor”...

    Experience the Evolution of “Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions,” Feb. 5, 2016  on January 21, 2016

    For Immediate Release Experience the Evolution of “Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions,” Feb. 5, 2016 GRAND RAPIDS, MI, January 20, 2016 – For more than 20 years, millions of gamers have spent...

    CIRCLE THEATRE PRESENTS GREASE IN CONCERT - The 2016 Season Kick-Off Concert  on January 21, 2016

    Contact: Lynne Brown-Tepper, Managing Director (616) 632-1982 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 18, 2016 CIRCLE THEATRE PRESENTS GREASE IN CONCERT - The 2016 Season...

    Last Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concert of 2015 Series at Grand Rapids Public Museum this Month  on December 4, 2015

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2016 CONTACT: Kate Moore, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations (616) 929-1713; Last Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concert of 2015...

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