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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.
    Heartside
    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.…
    Southtown
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    Uptown
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.
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    PIXIES ADD SECOND LEG TO 2017 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR Baltimore Date Added to Leg One  on February 21, 2017

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PIXIES ADD SECOND LEG TO 2017 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR Baltimore Date Added to Leg One LOS ANGELES, CA - (TUESDAY, February 21, 2017) -- With more than half of Leg One...

    Gerald R. Ford International Airport to Host Runway 5K  on February 21, 2017

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 21, 2017 Contact: Tara Hernandez, Marketing and Communications Director O: (616) 233-6053 | thernandez@grr.org Gerald R. Ford International Airport to Host Runway...

    Spring Bridal Show  on February 21, 2017

    Spring Bridal Show returns to the DeVos Place Grand Rapids, Michigan, February 13, 2017 – Your wedding planning starts here with a beautiful Spring Bridal Show on Saturday, March 11 and Sunday,...

    STAR WARS NIGHT HIGHLIGHTS TWO-GAME SET AGAINST ADMIRALS  on February 17, 2017

    STAR WARS NIGHT HIGHLIGHTS TWO-GAME SET AGAINST ADMIRALS Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 vs. Milwaukee Admirals Presented by Eikenhout Inc. Time: 7 p.m. at Van Andel Arena (doors open at 6 p.m.). $2...

    GILDA’S LAUGHFEST CENTRAL TO OPEN ON FEB. 20  on February 16, 2017

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Tyler Lecceadone 616-776-3511 lecceadone@seyferthpr.com GILDA’S LAUGHFEST CENTRAL TO OPEN ON FEB. 20 Tickets now available at laughfestgr.org GRAND RAPIDS,...

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