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  1. Pattmost20

    Heritage Hill / Cherry Hill / Wealthy Street Updates

    Good News! I feel like that will be something different enough from the rest of the neighborhood to really carve out its niche.
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    Proposed 400 room Hotel at Devos Place

    From the MLive Article: “If a developer came in and said we will build you a 400-room hotel with meeting rooms, ballrooms, conference rooms right next to a convention center, we would love that,” said Charlie Secchia, a Grand Rapids businessman and CAA member. “It hasn’t happened yet so don’t think we’re trying to shut out the private sector. It’s the other way around. We would love them to do it. We just don’t think it’s going to happen.” Maybe they are trying to drum up interest from the private sector by pushing forward with a feasibility study.
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    Heritage Hill / Cherry Hill / Wealthy Street Updates

    Hoping someone swoops in fast and opens a new restaurant. It is a great building and location.
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    Beer

    I think if the company made a decision that they feel fits with their ideals and will ultimately be good for business, then good for them. I would be a little disappointed if this stemmed from complaints and they reluctantly changed the name, but I don't know how the decision was made. In the end if all this publicity ends up shining a bigger spot light on the nation's issues with drug addiction, maybe it'll be a good thing.
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    Suburban Projects

    I wouldn't say it is the only way forward. I personally think it offers the benefits of having a large collection of stores in a small area so you can walk around and shop a bit, while allowing the convenience to pull right up to the store you are going to for quick in and out . I know at Malls you can park near whatever store you are trying to shop at, however last time I went into Rivertown on my lunch break having to navigate the mall parking lot and small number of entrances added a lot of time to the experience. That was probably over a year ago, haven't been back since. Besides just the inconveniences, the building feels massive and empty. It is depressing. I know renovating it and getting more tenants that actually draw people in would change that feeling, however I just think those dollars would be better spent de-malling.
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    Transit Updates for Greater Grand Rapids

    Sounds like the city has been involved in talks with the companies, which is more than can be said for most cities where these scooters are. I suppose if the city gives their input on implementation, it could work out well.
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    Suburban Projects

    Which is funny because it is in Kent County. I know what you mean as most of Jenison and Hudsonville shop there, and most people associate Grandville with the other burbs to the west. Even the fact that Bill Huizenga has his office right there in Grandville always throws me off, as I associate the Second District mostly with Ottawa County. As for the mall I do hope they go the route of renovation instead of just trying to sell it off. Working out there I notice that the streets are busy, the restaurants are busy, most of the shops along Rivertown Parkway are busy, yet the mall feels dead. It needs to go the way of Eastbrook/Centerpoint and de-mall.
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    Medical Mile/Michigan Street Developments

    I feel like people used to say that more because new restaurants would be busy and the staff would be overwhelmed, leading to missed orders, wrong orders, and bad service. Ginza was far from packed and service was good. Their line cooks may not be fully trained yet, it did have the feel of a soft opening (no liquor license yet). Who knows. But I've had some amazing meals at restaurants that have just opened (Marcona for example).
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    Medical Mile/Michigan Street Developments

    Ramen was good, not great. Broth was pretty tasty, noodles were decent, pork was just okay, egg was downright awful (overcooked and rubbery). I'd go again and probably get other dishes, and I'll probably try the ramen again in a few months, give them time to work out the kinks.
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    DeVos Family Headquarters (Old 5/3 building)

    They used to say that when there was a home game at Happy Valley (Penn State's Stadium) that it was populous enough to be the 3rd largest city in Pennsylvania. Guess it'll have to settle for 4th now that Allentown has been growing.
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    Medical Mile/Michigan Street Developments

    I enjoy Sapporo. It is completely out of the way for me in terms of both where I live and work, but I make the trek out there every once and a while.
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    Medical Mile/Michigan Street Developments

    YES! The best ramen spots I've been to have about 50% or more of their menu dedicated to Ramen. I've made it quite a few times myself, it is very involved dish that requires a couple days prep and some pretty specialized equipment (especially to mass produce). It can't be an afterthought on a menu. Ando suffers from having too big a menu. Their Ramen is decent, but not great.
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    Medical Mile/Michigan Street Developments

    I really, really, really hope this place is good. I've been wanting a solid Ramen place in GR for a long time, and everything keeps coming up short. If this one is no good, I'm passing around a collection plate and starting my own.
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    ArtPrize and Project 1 - Grand Rapids

    I hope so. If the city is really committed to being an Art Destination, it could do wonders to have some interesting, large scale art installations.
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    Wealthy Street Mega Thread

    Yeah it is for Legal Inc Corporate Services. It'll be interesting to see when they make the announcement. The listing already says Lease Pending.