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RegalTDP last won the day on September 10 2012

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  1. Do you think will leave Hoboken entirely? I'm honestly asking, you're more in the tech sector than me.
  2. I agree with @GR_Urbanist. They're still a MI based company, as far as I can tell. It's still a standalone brand, and will still be run out of Madison Heights. That's 350+ jobs that are staying in Michigan for now, and probably more secure than they were last week. Let's cool our heads a little and see how this plays out. For example: Take El Matador chips. Years ago they were bought by Garden Fresh Salsa in Detroit, which is owned by Bolthouse Farms in California, which is owned by Campbell Soup, based in Camden, NJ. Is El Matador no longer a "Michigan company"? On the contrary, they're still made in Grand Rapids, and to me it's still a uniquely Grand Rapids brand. A successful enterprise is never going to stand still. There's going to be expansions, mergers, and sellouts. The alternative is staying in the same place and withering away like MC Sporting Goods. It's the same reason I support ArtPrize expanding to other cities, if it ever happens successfully.
  3. I noticed the branch too, it's on over a big chunk of the city. Doesn't Google do any quality control?
  4. Found it! ...Or rather, the Valley City blogspot did. It was the Michigan Brewery, founded by Peter Weirich in 1856. The present building was his second on the site. Read the whole thing, it's great work. The top is a picture from the GR Public Museum of the Kusterer Co. City Brewery on Michigan and Ionia in 1890. The bottom is Michigan Brewery today. Note the similar architecture.
  5. All I could find is that it was "an old brick brewery." Couldn't find the name or anything else. There were a bunch in the 1870-80s that opened up and either closed with a few years or merged with others.
  6. Just from looking at it I can tell it's 100% shovel ready.
  7. Still, 20 Monroe Live is not a great name. Theaters are landmarks, and addresses don't work for landmarks. There should be an actual name on the marquee. Even "Gilmore" is fine.
  8. I bet Chervon really, really hates autocorrect.
  9. Maybe they're saving all their money for the N. Monroe project?
  10. Yes, I've heard Grandville very briefly outpaced GR for a short time.
  11. Historically the development of GR clearly spread southward more than anywhere else. Paris and Wyoming Township were settled very quickly after Grand Rapids was established. I think outgrowth from the city center was concentrated south because: (1) It's generally flatter in that direction, and I'd theorize the low lying areas of Kent County were ideal for farmers at the time. (2) The first big transportation corridors went southward (Kalamazoo Plank Road, Chicago Road). Railroads eventually took over those same routes in the 1870s. The river played a role too, in that the Village of Grandville was established as a lumber center to compete with Grand Rapids (they believed its location around the south bend was better). So right away as GR was fledging, you had another town just to the southwest growing as well.
  12. Did anyone catch this on TV? I don't have Cooking Channel, so I haven't seen it. The entire episode featured GR. You can look up everything they sampled in the show's location guide (scroll down to #207, "Great Lakes Craves"). They went to Anna's House, Donkey Taqueria, and Stella's Lounge, in addition to Winchester. I'm surprised this wasn't better publicized. All four restaurants posted about this on social media, but somehow only Winchester got picked up by MLive.
  13. Tacos are quickly becoming one of my favorite things in GR. And I live in California. Just saying...
  14. Well I wasn't surprised, but only because that's such a pedestrian dead zone. I remarked at the start of this thread that they would need signage visible up and down Fulton or no one would know they were there (I often forgot myself), and I doubt that would have saved them regardless. I'm starting to think a major development across the street on the SW corner of Fulton and Market would be what it takes for a business to stick at that location.
  15. You could say it's a similar story along the Grand River. We're frustrated today with the underutilization of the river and lack of green space, but back in the day people looked at the riverbanks and envisioned sawmills