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Retailers host Holiday Shop Hop

December 4, 2013
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Retailers host Holiday Shop Hop
The Green Well is a staple of Grand Rapids’ East Hills neighborhood. Photo via

Four Grand Rapids neighborhoods are coming together to host the annual Uptown Holiday Shop Hop on Thursday.

The shopping event will feature more than 75 businesses, the most ever, and spread across the East Hills, Eastown, Wealthy Street and East Fulton neighborhoods, from 4-10 p.m.

Six free shuttles will run during the event time for customers’ traveling convenience.

Many businesses will offer in-store specials, live entertainment and gifts, according to the event’s Facebook page.

“Holiday Shop Hop draws people into Uptown who may have never been here, but it also shows the surrounding community all there is to offer right in their own backyards,” said Jessa Dutton, programs coordinator at the Grand Rapids-based nonprofit Neighborhood Ventures.

The Holiday Shop Hop’s lead sponsor is Grand Rapids-based Griffin Properties.

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