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    New projects on the West Side

    Approval to expand the floor area of an existing production facility and allow the on-site tasting and retail sales of beer in association with brewery tours at the facility. Looks like it to make more beer and allow tours.
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    Diamond Place at the Proos Site

    I walked around the Diamond Place over the weekend and it look better than I expected, especially GFS! The sushi/ Ramen was underway and I talked to a guy who said people will be moving into apartments today. I tried to get some photos of GFS but they were reflective and didn't turn out great. The grocery store isn't Bridge St. Market but its bigger and nicer than I initially expected.
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    New projects on the West Side

    IMO that is whats so un-appealing about Alpine and what is so appealing about Wealthy. I think a gym and a barbershop could be great, I just hope they stay away from chain box stores that you can find in every other city.
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    Diamond Place at the Proos Site

    Wasn't this supposed to be a pharmacy or is one? Which I thought was odd because the walgreens down the street is a pharmacy. The fuller/michigan location isn't exactly downtown but this location is getting close. The last one that was in the downtown area I could think of was the pharm next to the fulton street party store near GVSU DT campus.
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    Diamond Place at the Proos Site

    Did you read the articles on this GFS? They are using a new model for this store similar to the one in Cascade, its supposed to cater to a maybe smaller household, younger more urban group of people who want to cook something that night or need to grab a few things and this will be less of a food for a graduation party destination. Large produce area, bakery, butcher, deli sandwiches, online pick up, ect. Since I live down the street this is perfect for me and many people in the neighborhood. Although, I was peeking through the windows of the Bridge Market and it looks incredible. I don't think it will hold a candle to that. But like I've said a million times at least it's not a dollar general.
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    Diamond Place at the Proos Site

    Things I hate: Why not finish the brick to the top and not put that ugly corrugated metal on the last third. I really thought the set backs and balconies on the original design were great and approachable. I have a feeling you will be able to drive by the grocery store without knowing anything was there. Whereas the original design had the GFS and and the building different enough to pop. I'm in no way going props to the new design (Progressive & Third Coast) picked. Things I like: Although it could have had better design, It looks better than the industrial business that was there previously. It's going to have what sounds like a very cool grocery store. Sushi, Ramen, Poke. Density, and hopefully vibrancy. I don't hate smoothies
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    Grandville Castle Apartments

    Yes, I believe both the castle and york creek involve Dan Hibma. Who is married to Terri Lynn Land.
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    One Fulton Square (at Carlton)

    I think the lady next door to the restaurant said they had hoped to be open by end of september, but looking through the windows they better get moving if they want to make that happen. She said it was two software people who have a manager that has opened and ran quite a few restaurants.
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    Creston Neighborhood

    No new action, just everytime I'm at creston having a beer I wonder. Thanks guys!
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    Creston Neighborhood

    Anyone know what is going in on the corner of Quimby and Plainfield, across from Creston Brewery?
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    Medical Mile/Michigan Street Developments

    Has anyone heard anything about the Starbucks that was supposed to go in on the corner of Fuller and Race? I've seen work trucks and people in the lot looking around but not a whole lot of action other than that. Just curious if it's still in the works?
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    Medical Mile/Michigan Street Developments

    I don't know about the smoothie part but I did see this bit of excitement that had me salivating.
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    Lakeshore Projects

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    Transit Updates for Greater Grand Rapids

    Anyone heard anything new on the bike sharing program on when or if they will actually be installed?
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    Should a city be judged by its tallest buildings...

    Agreed. To add to that, while I like a good skyline and tall buildings some of the areas with the tallest buildings in my favorite cities are the areas with my least interest. Sometimes those areas seem stale while the say meatpacking district and greenwich village's (NY) seems lively. At the risk of sounding too hipster; I'm just glad our downtown isn't filled with a lineup of ordinary corporate chain restaurants and the Disney/Cheesecake Factory vibes. Hold out GR hold out