Archive For March 19, 2016

Fox Supersports Opens Huge Facility in Wyoming

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Fox Supersports Opens Huge Facility in Wyoming

A new sports vehicle “superstore” is now open at 720 44th st. SW (near the intersection of 44th street and Clyde Park SW in Wyoming. Fox Powersports sets on a 7-acre (56,300 square feet) campus that includes a huge inventory of motorcycles, scooters, snowmobiles, water-craft, ATV’s and UTV’s from the industry’s most highly regarded manufacturers…

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Ultimate Sports Show at Devos Place 3/17-3/20

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Ultimate Sports Show at Devos Place 3/17-3/20

Michigan-area hunters and fishermen will not want to miss the Ultimate Sports Show going on this weekend at DeVos Place.  The show features a 110,000 gallon indoor “lake” aptly named Lake Ultimate and it will be the location for dozens of fishing and boating seminars and demonstrations. The show itself has been in existence for…

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New Grey Skies Distillery to Open March 17th

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New Grey Skies Distillery to Open March 17th

If owners Brandon Vorhees and Steve Vander Pol have their way, West Michigan will not only be know for top of the line craft beer, but for gin and vodka as well. The pair open Grey Skies Distillery March 17th inside what was once a run down industrial building located at 700 Ottawa Ave in downtown…

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Get a Free $50 eGift Card w/ Barry Manilow Ticket Purchase

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Get a Free $50 eGift Card w/ Barry Manilow Ticket Purchase

Restaurant.com is running a special deal for the upcoming Barry Manilow concert in Grand Rapids by offering a $50 free gift card.  The gift card can be used at dozens of Grand Rapids restaurant. The event takes place at Van Andel arena on March 25, 2016.  If you have not purchased your tickets yet, consider…

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Potbelly Sandwich Shop Coming to Knapps Corner

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Potbelly Sandwich Shop Coming to Knapps Corner

While living in Chicago over 20 years ago, I used to frequent a little place down the street that sold excellent sandwiches and hot, tasty soups.  (This was well before the modern era of a Subway and/or Jimmie John’s on every block.) The place was called the Potbelly Sandwich Shop.  Although the place had great food, I…

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When Meijer Thrifty Acres was the Big Attraction in Grand Rapids

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When Meijer Thrifty Acres was the Big Attraction in Grand Rapids

For those of you who were residents of Grand Rapids back in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, what great things come to mind when thinking of our city? Woodfield Mall and the opening of Meijer Thrifty Acres at Kalamazoo Ave. and 28th St. were the big attractions in town.  The fish ladder gave us  a little notoreity,…

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Presidential Primaries Voting | Grand Rapids Tuesday, March 8th

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Presidential Primaries Voting | Grand Rapids Tuesday, March 8th

Don’t forget to cast your ballots in the Michigan Primaries on Tuesday, March 8th.  Polling sites are open from 7AM-8PM.  Click here to find your precinct voting location if you do not already know it. In addition to voting for Republican and Democratic Presidential candidates, there are votes on millage proposals for E. Grand Rapids residents,…

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How to Get Free Pancakes on Tuesday, March 8th

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How to Get Free Pancakes on Tuesday, March 8th

While you are out and about Tuesday, March 8th casting your votes in the Michigan Primaries, you may want to stop to get a short stack of pancakes, courtesy of any IHOP restaurant in Grand Rapids. This year, IHOP’s National Pancake Day takes place on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 providing residents with a complimentary short…

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One Grand Rapids Homeowner’s Fight with City Government

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One Grand Rapids Homeowner’s Fight with City Government

As tax season grows near, Grand Rapids city residents will pay their annual city taxes to help keep the city running smoothly. While the city of Grand Rapids does many wonderful things for residents, there are times when government reach gets way out of hand.   And Grand Rapids Nancy Wilson can attest to that…

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Movie Scenes Shot in Downtown Grand Rapids

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Movie Scenes Shot in Downtown Grand Rapids

Hollywood movie crews were seen filming in downtown Grand Rapids again from the new movie “Why Him?”   The Grand Rapids special events office issued permits for filming downtown for Friday, March 4th. Two police escorts accompanied movie personnel as they filmed scenes at Monument Park (Fulton and Division), as well as throughout the streets…

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