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  1. They've been too busy picking up stranded cold-country EV owners who overestimated their driving range. I keep an extra parka just in case in my v8. Won't be long til summer though.
  2. Was kind of wondering if Leonard was going to perk up. Good to see. https://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/topic/120777-leonard-st-nw/#comment-1756176
  3. Well look at Long Road grow! Didn't know they're in Grand Haven, Cadillac, and Charlevoix also.
  4. You should see the number of posts from the 20's - 30's remote crowd looking to become wannabe RV nomads complaining about high rent and unaffordable home entry pricing. This has fueled an explosive increase in RV demand with rural areas, once rarely frequented out of season, becoming one giant nationwide 'suburb' with a semi-permanent presence. The twist is many of these RV's stay put. Funny to think that traditional home builders like Pulte are competing against the mobile homebuilding industry with the likes of Jayco, Winnebago, and Forest River. Last I heard, Thor Industries had $15 billion in backorders.
  5. Despite the exemption, a large number forfeit it by giving up their Michigan domicile if they have a 2nd home out of state to avoid city income tax. If you're 65 or older with a decent income, forfeiture of the exemption is minor compared to the income tax avoided.
  6. Second this as I'm not on FB either though my first choice is Telegram over Reddit because there's less chance of troll attraction and brigading. Interesting how this forum has morphed from a site that (still) passes on news to one where we're quoted more frequently as a news source.
  7. The WoodTV article mentions Studio Lofts as being fully occupied. Are occupancy figures readily available for other developments downtown or is this some stat which is always kept under lock & Key?
  8. Added competition in that area including Archival, 3rd Nature, and Bier Distillery with a frequently rotating beer selection. They had a great Raspberry Porter they could never keep in stock.
  9. As this is the holiday traveling season here's the latest passenger traffic at GR Ford. Year over year (Nov) up 105.24%. Compared to 2019 down 6%. Year over year YTD through Nov up 63.58%. Compared to 2019 down 19%.
  10. All it needs is a hand pointing to the Ellis Parking sign.
  11. There are signs that finally suggest the residential market is starting to cool. YMMV of course depending on the location but some of the bigger players like Opendoor and Offerpad have started to pull back on acquisitions plus Zillow's decision to completely get out of their disastrous home flipping business and unload thousands of homes at a loss. With higher interest rates looming and at least a partial return to the office it's clear sellers will need to adjust their lofty expectations or exercise more patience. Maybe you've see signs of it in your neighborhood.
  12. Heck, there's welcome signs greeting people entering counties throughout Michigan.
  13. 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/
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