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  1. Here are some photos of Spring Lake for today... Epicurean Village that will have Finn's Chophouse and Speakeasy (on the left) and Grand Finale Desserts and Pastries. I think a clothing shop and a couple other things but who knows anymore? =) Lilley Mansion is coming along... Here's the finished Brooklyn's Bagels. Much better than a vacant gas station and part of the same developer's plans as the rest of the village. The Windemere House gifts/antiques where Bilz Pool and Spa used to be is also under construction but not much to look at yet.
  2. I was going to update this thread with some new photos of Spring Lake but it looks like the fence will come down soon on the big project so I’ll wait until I’m home for vacation.
  3. That really stinks...however, does their post on FB seem confusing? They were all ready to open with protection precautions in place but the "universe had other plans for the location". Was it vandalism they couldn't recover from? Lose their lease? Such a hard time for small businesses - especially right there.
  4. I don't fly often but last Friday night at 6pm you could hardly walk through concourse A. I was shocked. Good thing they are expanding it. Thankfully, security was speedy!
  5. I go there occasionally (or past there several times a day). Funny that I was thinking about taking photos the other day but I always think "I'll do that tomorrow." So, I just took photos of Epicurean Village which is really coming along and Lilley Mansion (which was moved and getting a big addition). Windemere House only has signs in the windows so far and Brooklyn Bagels is open and way better than a vacant gas station. Your roving Spring Lake UP reporter, mgreven Lilley Mansion was moved from M104 and getting a big addition for a BNB. The former RV park across the street will be getting a makeover too for public use. Here's the back of Epicurean from our great little local music venue. Lilley Mansion's view of the river. Epicurean Village in context. Lilley Mansion. Epicurean from across M104.
  6. There’s even one in the Smithsonian... Sorry the photo is the wrong way... It's in the Museum of American History exhibit on presidents, FYI.
  7. That's the "Jesus Evangelistic Center" building so you all don't have to Google it. =) That block still doesn't look great so this will help. I wonder if anything will ever happen to the old Duthler's, the old Chase or if the liquor store will ever get cleaned up. There are lots of places to eat and drink - wonder if retail (besides Bridge Street Market) will show up ever.
  8. We went there a couple weeks ago. It was raining so the outside was closed. The inside was very small and the menu was kind of strange. (Chili dogs?) We kind of just wanted to go for drinks and dessert but no dessert. We actually left and went downstairs.
  9. When we stay downtown in a big city, I feel like I'm constantly in a CVS, Walgreens or Duane Reade. It would be hard to visit GR and have to get basics from hotel gift shops. When we were in San Diego at an AirBNB we would practically grocery shop at CVS a block away. I hope we get something soon...
  10. I googled it. Lego sets were the most common result. I doubt that it's a budding made out of Lego's, though. =) Curious...
  11. I wonder if they sold to avoid offers from AB InBev and other big places. Maybe they figured in the hands of a family owned brewery from Spain was the best best if they wanted a partner or to sell out. I’m kinda bummed but would be more bummed if it was AB. I guess when in San Diego I wanted to check out Ballast Point and Stone. Ended up at Stone and on the tour they were very clear that they were independent and mentioned Ballast Point wasn’t anymore. I didn’t really even know that and I feel like I pay attention to that stuff. I’m sure Founder’s fans will still make the trek to GR to see home base and hopefully it stays the same or bigger in GR.
  12. Any news on the Consumers project? Nothing seems to be happening with it yet.
  13. We checked out the whole development with the theater last week. It is amazing. I feel like they got it 100% right. Great addition to Holland. We were there in the afternoon and the theater employees showed us all around since it was pretty quiet.
  14. My dad worked for Daverman, too. I was just asking my mom if he worked in that building (he died in 1978 so I didn’t really know him...) after seeing that brochure. Sounds like he was in the Waters Building.
  15. Starting this fall...curious as to who the ground floor tenant is. At first I read this as a building with 600 parking spaces in it and was thinking "How tall is this going to be?" but then I saw the site plan and realized that's going to be behind this building. Anyway, more cranes ahead! =) https://mibiz.com/sections/real-estate-development/construction-on-msu-medical-innovation-center-in-grand-rapids-to-begin-this-fall?fbclid=IwAR0gieN3NuU15_egpEI4IraNXRSjEWu0l8V2LwjlYFSRRQL9rKZ4sMyD0go
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