Items Tagged with 'South Division'


Street Talk: On the right track

Junk funk.

January 6, 2017
A few of the last remaining major eligible Grand Rapids neighborhoods not already designated as a Corridor Improvement District took the first steps in receiving that designation. Read More

Downtown orders taste of Philly

October 11, 2013
Grand Rapids' South Division neighborhood has been consuming Philly cheesesteaks by the hundreds. Read More

Division Avenue Arts Collective vacates space downtown

July 24, 2013
The popular music and art venue Division Avenue Arts Collective, better known as the DAAC, said Wednesday that it will be closing its doors, at least temporarily, following the sale of its long-standing home downtown. Read More

South Division projects bring welcome progress

December 12, 2012
The last 15 years have brought a major transformation to the core of Grand Rapids. It’s transformed from derelict, vacant spaces to a vibrant, thriving city center. I remember volunteering as a youth on South Division and Cherry at Degage Ministries. I would drive home feeling anxious in the dark, hoping my car didn’t break down and making sure my doors were locked. Read More

Is it a hidden and unpolished jewel?

Small section of South Division needs changes to meet its huge potential.

December 8, 2012
When Gibbs Planning Group Principal Robert Gibbs inspected three blocks of South Division Avenue last summer, he saw this small portion of the Heartside Business District as being economically challenged and with too many commercial buildings that were either vacant or underutilized. Read More