Locally Owned & Operated LGBTQIA+ Businesses to Check Out

Grand Rapids is home to many locally owned and operated LGBTQIA+ businesses. The city is now a destination to live and work for people of all ages and identities as more inclusive businesses open…

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Taste West Michigan with these Farmers Markets

Farmers market season in West Michigan – a time of year when residents and guests alike can enjoy a tremendous variety of produce, meat and dairy products from local farmers. Michigan is second only…

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A Local's Guide to GR Comic Book Shops

There are many different “scenes” in Grand Rapids — performing arts, craft beer, food, history, and even comic books. Comic book culture has exploded in popularity in recent decades, thanks to the…

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Exploring Cherry Street in Grand Rapids

While downtown Grand Rapids boasts the city’s largest concentration of shopping and dining destinations, there are numerous neighborhood business districts offering their own distinct pleasures. Many…

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Greenhouses and Markets in the Grand Rapids Area

Putting in a spring garden? Want to dress up a summer or fall occasion with live flowers and greenery? Looking for a houseplant or three to brighten up winter? You’re in the right place – Grand Rapids…

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Where to Find Vinyl Records in GR

Vinyl is back! The Recording Industry Association of America reports that vinyl record sales beat out CDs in 2022, for the first time in 35 years. Shop for new and used vinyl records – and the…

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Where to Buy the Best Wine in Grand Rapids

While we’ll always be fans of the excellent craft brew options we have in Beer City, USA, wine lovers of Grand Rapids, rejoice. We also have plenty of shops, restaurants, and bars featuring regional…

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Crafting Candles at Wax Poetic Candle Bar

Tap into your sense of smell and flex your creativity by making a hand-poured, scented candle at Wax Poetic Candle Bar in Grand Rapids. The whole candle-pouring experience takes about 30-45 minutes…

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Gift Shops at Local Attractions

The gift shops in Grand Rapids’ local attractions offer one-of-a-kind items perfect for unique gift giving all year round. Many of them will be open for Museum Store Sunday, an annual global event…

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