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Austin Langlois
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Austin Langlois

Austin Langlois is a freelance writer and public relations professional. A Laker for a Lifetime and homegrown beach bum (from Grand Haven), he loves traveling, tasting new flavors and telling everyone how great Grand Rapids is.

Grand Rapids Alternatives to Big Box Shops

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story included Brother's Leather Supply Co., which switched to an online-only operation, brothersleathersupply.com, on December 23, 2017, Denym, and Slate Clothing, which closed May 2019. It’s December, and we’re all-in on holiday shopping. Our city is full…

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Grand Rapids Restaurants with Surprising Vegan Options

It's possible that no one in Grand Rapids knows more about vegan dining than Kolene Allen. She’s a leading voice in the Grand Rapids vegan community and an all-around vegan guru. Allen is continually updating her 4,800+ Facebook fans on Vegan Grand Rapids about new finds (like Justin’s peanut butter…

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