Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids'

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Slows Bar-B-Q coming fast

July 31, 2015
The widely anticipated opening of a well-respected barbecue restaurant in Grand Rapids will be happening soon. Read More

GR Forward diversity plan prompts questions

Organization opts to ‘weave’ inclusion into plan rather than identifying it as a goal.

July 17, 2015
After an overview of the GR Forward draft plan was presented earlier this month to Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority board members, questions were raised as to whether the plan addresses diversity and inclusion goals in enough depth to turn downtown into a neighborhood where everyone feels welcome. Read More

Street Talk: A little bit of research

Web surfing.

July 17, 2015
Everybody is pretty excited about the end product, but the beginning has some pretty good numbers, too. Read More

‘Diversity’ is defined as a principle and is not an optional city planning tool

July 10, 2015
Grand Rapids is moving forward on a six-point plan that will impact every aspect of doing business for the foreseeable future. Read More

Letter: Focus on parking needs relative to businesses

July 10, 2015
Editor: Wow … your editorial (“City parking ‘study’ was no study and assumed a conclusion,” July 6) is even more “right on” than perhaps you know. Read More

Stronger dollar, cyber attacks add to worries

BDO Manufacturing Risk Factor Report covers Michigan trends in 2015.

July 10, 2015
Michigan’s manufacturing industry, fueled by a strengthening economy and increased product development, continues to accelerate. Read More

City parking ‘study’ was no study and assumed a conclusion

July 3, 2015
Grand Rapids city commissioners are considering a wide-ranging distortion and redistribution of parking areas and rates along with behavior modification methods in a comparatively short range of time, and are further advised by an outside consultant that part of the solution is city-run alternative modes of transportation and an entire new division of parking services. Read More

Parking ideas supported by new mobility focus

Topping the list is formation of a new Mobile GR agency.

June 19, 2015
In order for Parking Services to meet the needs of downtown Grand Rapids parkers, the organization needs to undergo a name change and broaden its focus beyond cars. Read More

Downtown parking spaces will come with higher price tag

June 19, 2015
Despite some lots filling up downtown, enough overall parking remains available to meet the current demand. How long that will be the case isn’t easy to predict. Read More

West-side beer garden aims to protect green space

Owner plans to incorporate nature into an urban setting.

June 12, 2015
Having lived in Chicago, Rick Muschiana understands the importance of retaining some semblance of nature in a concrete jungle. Read More