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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.

    Community News Releases

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    News Releases from Area Organizations
    New Exhibit “Mindbender Mansion” Opening at the Grand Rapids Public Museum  on April 27, 2017

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 27, 2017 CONTACT: Kate Moore Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations (616) 929-1713 kmoore@grpm.org New Exhibit “Mindbender Mansion” Opening at theGrand...

    GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation announces 2017 lineup  on April 27, 2017

    Media Contact: Molly Klimas 616-443-4647 klimas@intentpr.com molly@grandjazzfest.org Electronic press kit with performers’ photos, bios and more: http://bit.ly/2pdB0d0 ADDITIONAL GRANDJAZZFEST...

    Long Road Distillers Named Aquavit Distillery of the Year at International Spirits Competition  on April 26, 2017

    Long Road Distillers Named Aquavit Distillery of the Year at International Spirits Competition FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kyle VanStrien Owner Long Road Distillers...

    GRAM launches Media Arts Center partnership with WOOD TV8  on April 26, 2017

    GRAM launches Media Arts Center partnership with WOOD TV8 WOOD TV8 to broadcast year-round from permanent studio location FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GRAND RAPIDS, MI, April 26, 2017 – The Grand Rapids...

    PEPPINO'S TO HOST GRIFFINS WATCH PARTIES FOR ALL ROAD PLAYOFF GAMES  on April 24, 2017

    PEPPINO'S TO HOST GRIFFINS WATCH PARTIES FOR ALL ROAD PLAYOFF GAMES GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Peppino’s Sports Grille in downtown Grand Rapids will host watch parties for all Griffins road games...

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