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    Warner Tower - Lyon and Ottawa

    Yeah we were down there walking around last weekend and were stunned that it kind of just happened without any fanfare but it looks amazing. Super sharp, updated, etc.
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    Village of Ada - Complete Makeover

    That wouldn't be surprising because at one point the site where the new library is going was being looked at for a boutique hotel. I think that'd be great!
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    New projects on the West Side

    I'm actually really excited about this project. I love that it will connect some of the anchors along Bridge, bring more height down the street, and bring two vital businesses to the mix. It's kind of hard (read as exhausting) to be excited about so many different projects. haha.
  4. Do we think these will overlap with 10 Ionia? That should be breaking ground in October or so...
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    New projects on the West Side

    They've actually stocked a lot of the shelves. If you go by and peak in the windows it is amazing to see it filled with products/merchandise/etc.
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    Wealthy Street Mega Thread

    No they are not moving BUT A Pleasant Dog is - they put a banner up on their fence so I could see how you got that confused going by quickly. They've been needing more space and an easier location for some time now so I'll be interested to see what might go in their place. It's a cool building and a nice corner lot.
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    Diamond Place at the Proos Site

    It would be great if in one of the developable parcels along bridge - say...where the Chase bank was - they developed a mixed-use with a CVS or Walgreens in the base. Here's to dreaming.
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    New projects on the West Side

    And the family that owns and operate it are seriously THE BEST. Great people, great hearts, great for the neighborhood.
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    Diamond Place at the Proos Site

    Someone mentioned something about a juice bar and they were right! Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Plus the sushi spot and of course the Gordon's. https://www.woodtv.com/news/grand-rapids/grand-rapids-midtown-to-welcome-2-new-restaurants/1351406083
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    New projects on the West Side

    We spent a good amount of time there today looking through the windows. It doesn't seem real - so excited.
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    The "Affordable Housing" Discussion in GR

    Okay PLEASE FORGIVE ME because I know this is going to look like I'm soliciting business but I really do mean this in all sincerity - we are having the author of The Color of Law at our store (Books & Mortar) on August 23 at 4pm. This is an amazing book and author and we have been coordinating this with the mayor's office to go alongside these community conversations. Like I said, I don't want to look like I'm trying to use this thread as a sales-pitch BUT I really think a ton of people in this forum would love to hear this guy speak and it is right on the head with the conversations we are having in GR.
  12. On another note related to the theater - I saw a video that said they had dug 300+ footings for this site and that they were about to vertical on their work. I noticed over the weekend some concrete forms set up ABOVE grade so I think we are FINALLY going to start seeing some real tangible work here to get excited about.
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    50 Monroe to get de-skinned?

    I just noticed yesterday that they’re starting to put some windows in and brick some others in on the alley side of 50 Monroe. I was on the move so didn’t have time to snap a photo.
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    Warner Tower - Lyon and Ottawa

    I also noticed that they're about halfway or so up with the hotel floors. I hadn't even noticed they were working on them until the other day.
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    What are Grand Rapids' best assets?

    This is so funny! We have siblings and friends out in CA and AZ and when they come to visit they're always like "gross, why is everything so green?" It is shocking to us because the lushness of West Michigan is one of the things we've come to love about living here.