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  1. Doing some test drilling on the southeast corner of the site.
  2. Redevelopment along 28th Street

    I think part of the issue is the fanfare with which the city announced the project. The fancy videos and signage made it look much more imminant and exciting. In reality, they're taking the "if you build it, they will come" approach. At this point, any redevelopment is good for this area, no matter the scale.
  3. Suburban Projects

    http://www.grbj.com/articles/88489-hudsonville-makes-push-for-growth A restaurant called Sonder Provisions will open up there this year.
  4. Transit Updates for Greater Grand Rapids

    They are building a CNG fueling station on Market next to the Waste-to-Energy plant. It looked like it's nearing completion when I drove by this morning.
  5. 234 Market, former Lady Godiva's

    I drove by today, and it is certainly becoming more and more impressive. This should serve as a nice catalyst for development in the area.
  6. New projects in Monroe North

    I believe it's going to happen... but they should probably stop putting "open by" dates, and just wait until "now open."
  7. Grandville Castle Apartments

    The blue roof is expanding quickly on the tall portion, and the steel frame for the roof is being erected along the shorter portions I can see from 196.
  8. Beer

    Mlive posted a "slideshow" of all the breweries that have opened (and those that closed) since 1993. It's an interesting list, and I'm happy to see that most of them have stayed open. http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/03/grand_rapids-area_brewery_chec.html#incart_2box_news_grand-rapids What I found interesting is that there is at least one that opened last year that I never heard of. I consider myself relatively on top of the brewery scene but this was the first I've head of East West Brewing Company on Lake Drive. I do like that there is a brewery opening this year almost within walking distance of my house in Wyoming. On a (sort of) side note, does anyone know why City Built has taken so long to open? Last I knew they were originally saying that they'd be open in January. Now it's "early" 2017...
  9. Calder Plaza Building to get makeover

    They're adding the finishing touches to the remodel, including a triptych... did anyone else learn a new word today? http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2017/02/artwork_hung_as_facelift_nears.html#incart_gallery
  10. Woodland Mall to get $100 Million makeover

    The Auto Center is already closed, and the store inside is in full clearance mode.
  11. Parking problem downtown - too much of it? Not enough?

    Looks like at least that particular issue was a glitch in the app. At least that's what the city says... http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/02/city_working_on_a_fix_for_gran.html#incart_river_home
  12. Riverfront Hotel

    Now it's officially called the Grand River Hotel. It appears as if they've rebranded the restaurant and lounge as well.
  13. I was. But, as a college student, I needed to align my work more closely with my major. Holland's downtown as a whole is beautiful. And it really goes to show that people are willing to go the extra mile to fit in because of how attractive the market is. I'm no civil planning expert, but it seems like they're on to something that GR could take a lesson from.
  14. They have tons of money, source: I used to work for them. I'm very disappointed in the outcome, especially considering how nice the Courtyard ended up in Holland. Does anyone know if they used the same architect from that project?
  15. THE Downtown Market updates

    That wouldn't surprise me one bit. My 49509 income certainly doesn't allow me to go to the market, even though it's a short drive for me.