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arcturus last won the day on August 2 2011

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  1. Heck, there's welcome signs greeting people entering counties throughout Michigan.
  2. After 12-year hiatus, Skelletones reopens in Grand Rapids Friday. https://www.woodtv.com/news/grand-rapids/after-11-year-hiatus-skelletones-reopens-in-grand-rapids-friday/
  3. Not only GR but up and down the west coast where towns like Ludington swell what seems to be threefold during summer and parts of M-10 look like 131 at times.
  4. Nice to see the state offset the population decline from 2000 - 2009 and tow the line sufficiently to only lose 1 house seat, joining Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania in the Midwest. The state has been losing seats in Congress after every decennial Census going back to 1980 and will shortly have the lowest representation since the 20's. I have yet to see any verifiable data to quantify the number of ex-residents who swell the population during the spring/summer, many of whom own property. Anecdotal at best but I swear the population increases at least 5% above and beyond normal short dur
  5. Kind of thought this would transition as the new Bridge St with Mitten/Long Road/Two Scotts anchoring. Give it time or is there some inherent disadvantage? I did catch this. New office? https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9849012,-85.6785897,3a,75y,28.09h,96.6t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sRcmfns_Wf1h1Zf3Z2JyFYg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
  6. Must be in part because of all those hires promised over at the Switch 'pyramid' data center. /s
  7. Any landlords here? While nothing specific to GR I think we can infer it didn't experience much of dip with low vacancies to begin with. Rising rent, scarcity of new homes, and home office. Any wonder home prices have gone crazy? https://www.apartmentlist.com/research/pandemic-pricing-is-over
  8. The public attack on police thanks in part to 'defund' has emboldened criminals IMO and the silence may be simply because it doesn't fit today's media narrative but hey, we'll agree to disagree.
  9. So it has finally hit our backyard. I've noticed no comment from the defund the police activists. Can you imagine police morale these days? It's a great time for criminals as indignation for their actions are judged less serious and held to lower accountability than the response police are forced into every day protecting the community. Hell, who wants to be a cop? https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/northwest/50-police-officers-leave-crowd-control-unit-in-portland-in-protest/
  10. Despite the glee to which Redditors cherry pick its failings two common themes become readily apparent: (1) it offers some of the largest units around and (2) the rents are hard to beat. I'm not surprised to hear it's fully leased.
  11. Was this in an era of social media where malcontents found a platform to stir the pot prior to the meetings as we're currently witnessing with the push back at the Sligh Furniture development?
  12. Refresh my memory - is head counting defined as who is living in the state as of April 1, irrespective of their actual residency?
  13. Tucson > Chicago > Grand Rapids on SW Air. 100% capacity. Not a single Uber or Lyft driver available upon arrival Saturday around 3 pm.
  14. Dear Saugatuck, keep the Quimby.
  15. I'm not saying the situation is the same but I'm reminded that often the ones who criticize were once the target of criticism who conveniently forget their predecessor's reasons.
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