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  1. Wow! Well I know several years ago they were complaining about how expensive it was to be a host venue and they didn't see any increase in memberships during AP (UICA that is). Plus most of the artists that display at those venues can't really "sell" their art. Wonder if that's part of the reason for going every other year. Strangely I just saw an email in my inbox from UICA PR dept talking about their involvement in AP this year and how they're focused on "getting out in the neighborhoods" with their mural projects. I like murals. Probably in the wrong thread. Back to parking...
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    Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) News and Developments

    Oh great!! lol
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    Village of Ada - Complete Makeover

    Haha, touche'. I mean recently.
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    Highway and Road Construction Updates

    The difference now though is there are way too many cars looking to FUML in the next turn-around to get back to Leonard that the left lane of traffic is actually stopped. It used to just slow down before.
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    Village of Ada - Complete Makeover

    This might be old news but I noticed the other day that the last of the old strip mall is now gone. Has anyone found an example of this anywhere else in the country where an entire town has been rebuilt from scratch? I'm just curious.
  6. Kendall is not a venue for ArtPrize this year? That's a surprise, they won outstanding venue last year from the juried awards. Hmmmm.
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    Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) News and Developments

    You guys will be happy to hear that I booked our Spring Break trip to fly out of GRR. For 4 of us it was only about $300 more than DTW or Chicago and that's a small enough gap for the convenience. I've never flown Allegiant before though, didn't know I had to pay for my seat in addition to my ticket. "Would you like oxygen in your cabin sir? It's extra."
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    Beer

    Didn't Railtown Brewing also do something similar? Although it was right in the same vicinity as they currently are, but an expansion into a big warehouse that doubles as a taproom and production facility. I guess you could add Elk Brewing to that too. I do think this is a smart move for Vivant. Like they said there really are not a lot of locally owned places out in that Kentwood/28th Street area. Same with Hopcat opening at Knapp's Corner, which I've heard is packed all the time. Haven't had a change to try it yet.
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    Wealthy Street Mega Thread

    The Wild Bunch still owns it. With it torn down and completely cleared it will actually have some real value to it. Monetary that is. A burned out hulk of a building is tough to sell.
  10. I dunno I'm kind of a trouble maker on social media lately. Some put a post on their page and say "My elderly parents are driving here for ArtPrize next weekend and they heard there are 30,000 parking spots downtown for them to choose from. Can you tell me where those 30,000 spots are?" And you're being kind, it's a scheme alright. More like Schadenfreude,
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    Two Buildings...

    They have a request before the Planning Commission now to rezone 1111 Godfrey to make it more usable as mixed-use. They show banquet halls, a brewery, a restaurant and apartments.
  12. The last one almost looks like a model and not a rendering. I love it. I wonder how Franklin Partners is doing with their office building plans?
  13. I saw a billboard on 131 yesterday that says that downtown Grand Rapids has 30,000 visitor parking spots. Had the hashtag #findyourspot So I went on a search to find these 30,000 parking spaces... There are now just over 2000 meters downtown and near downtown owned by the city. The city also owns about 7500 parking spaces in ramps and surface lots (not all are available to visitors, only about 1400 according to GRForward's report). http://s3.amazonaws.com/downtowngr.org/general/GR_Forward_A4.pdf?mtime=20151119112738 There are about 9900 privately owned parking spaces downtown, but a great majority of those are not open to visitors (almost a 1/3 are GRCC and Spectrum Health owned and only available if you are visiting those institutions). I didn't even come up with 20,000 visitor parking spots to #findmyspot
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    New projects in Monroe North

    Anyone else walk by and be struck by the scale of 601 Bond compared to Monroe Terrace condos?