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Look Good, Stay Warm with These Small Businesses

If there is one thing 2020 has brought, it is change. This winter season is no exception. For one thing, I’ve noticed I’ve been spending more time outside, including dining out. Yes that’s right – it’s time we start dining out. And by out I mean out side , enjoying the outdoor spaces Grand Rapids’…

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Winter Fashion Guide in Grand Rapids

I often feel that the excitement of the holidays gets me through the first bout of cold weather in West Michigan. But, after the festivities and twinkle lights have disappeared, some of my tolerance for winter weather disappears too, and I start to find the chilly temps and mounds of snow tedious…

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Shopping Experience at the Woodland Mall

Since I can remember, Woodland Mall has been a shopping destination for anyone living in the greater Grand Rapids area, as well as those visiting. With some notable additions and updates to longstanding staples, this Kentwood mall seems poised for an exciting new start. Exciting Changes PREIT, the…

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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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Weekend Itinerary for Shopping Local

When it comes to shopping in Grand Rapids, the variety of options can leave even the best shoppers wondering where to start. As a Grand Rapids native, one of the most commonly asked questions that I receive from out of town guests is “Where do I need to shop, and while I’m shopping, where can I…

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