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  1. New projects on the West Side

    The Michigan Brewery, Peter Weirich, proprietor, was built in 1856. He erected two small buildings, in which business was carried on for some time. In 1858 an addition was made to the business, but in 1866 the entire brewery was torn down, and the present one erected. The brewery is 70 x 60 feet, three and half stories high, with a wing 54 x 78 feet. He has in connection five malt floors, an ice house, 70 x 100 feet, and large bottling works in connection. Mr. Weirich owns a farm in Walker township, on which are two ponds, where he freezes all the ice needed in his business. He uses spring water for the manufacture of his beer, and sells about 7,000 barrels annually. His annual trade will exceed $50,000. PETER WEIRICH Aril 2, 1887, at noon, Peter Weirich, long identified with the brewing and other business interests of the West Side, died at his home on West Bridge street. Mr. Weirich had been sick nearly three months, an attack of pneumonia developing into a quick consumption against which even his powerful frame and great vitality could make but little resistance. He was born in the village of Todtenorth, near Coblentz, in Prussia, Jan., 18, 1831, and was consequently 56 years of age at the time of his death. The year that he attained his majority he came to America to seek his fortune, with the sole capital of his hands and brains, first going to Milwaukee, but within a year applying for and receiving employment at the brewery of Christopher Kusterer in this city. Within two years (in 1855) he purchased the property where the Michigan brewery now stands and went into business for himself. The next year he married Josephine Arnold, of Austria, who died 12 years ago. Mr. Weirich prospered in business and became identified with the business advancement of the West Side to a considerable extent; he owned several business blocks and was a director in the Fifth National Bank in the organization of which he was prominent. The eighth ward elected him to the council for several terms and found him an active and influential representative. In 1875 Mr. Weirich married as his second wife Mary Peterman, a native of Austria, as was his first wife. She survives him. Of a family of 10 children, but five are now living, a young son, Henry, and four daughters. Two sister of Mr. Weirich, Mrs. Brach and Mrs. Lachman, reside here, and there are two in Germany. He was a Mason and a member of the Turn and Arbeiter Vereins. His acquaintance and associations were extensive, and by them all he was highly esteemed as a business man, a citizen and a friend.
  2. The 3D image in the submittal is a simple massing model. It is not an architectural design.
  3. New projects on the West Side

    No, but I know people who are very intimately involved, and they haven't heard anything.
  4. New projects on the West Side

    People intimately involved in he Eastown anarchist issue aren't aware of anyone being identified. ???
  5. New projects on the West Side

    It will be built.
  6. New projects on the West Side

    Open for school year 2016.
  7. New projects on the West Side

    It looked like they were trying to save it the day before it fell.
  8. Development Concepts

    Grand Rapids Concepts
  9. The State of Downtown Grand Rapids Retail

    One of the last of the upper floor coverups.
  10. New projects on the West Side

    I go on First Street every day. Lol
  11. New projects on the West Side

    Sneaky? Looks pretty obvious.
  12. New projects on the West Side

    The actual use restrictions are in "Table 5.6.06.B. Uses: Mixed-Use Commercial Zone Districts".
  13. New projects on the West Side

    Great corner! This area is zoned TBA. You might want to confirm that office is an allowed use on the ground floor.
  14. New projects on the West Side

    West Side!