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  1. I would say about 6-8 years ago my buddy told me that he had seen some preliminary sketches that the Devos family had commissioned for the Fulton/Market riverfront property. I think at the time it was just to get an idea for what could be built on that site, but no specifics. He high up at (and in line to take over) a very large commercial contractor business in West Michigan, one who has worked on a good chunk of the major developments downtown. He definitely has access to a lot of renderings that haven't been made public. I would think that would be the last extremely large development spot in GR. And it sounds like the Devos family has had their eye on developing it for a while. So that is my guess.
  2. When you own 4 restaurants you have the luxury of temporarily closing the worst performing one to re-invent it. They have 3 other patios on Wealthy street and it also could be a good move to up the staff at the other 3 for the busy months with the current Royals employees.
  3. St. James Church on Bridge Street is going up for sale. I'm curious to see who ends up buying it. It is such a landmark building, and with development pushing further down bridge, seems like it is ripe for redevelopment.
  4. Looks like Sovengard is pretty confident they'll be in their new home by September.
  5. I've interacted with that Peter Carlberg on Facebook before. None of them were ever pleasant. He is anti any development at all.
  6. I believe Martha’s carries it if you wanted to buy it locally.
  7. "The facility will include three pools, a swim-up bar, live palm trees and an entertainment stage with the capacity to host events of up to 2,400 people. " I was just reading in the news that Michigan looked likely to pass a bill allowing swim-up bars. Glad to see they already have it in the plans, because that rendering just screams cocktails at the pool.
  8. It does have its own subreddit.
  9. Green Skies’ dispensary on the main level. Apartments on the second floor.
  10. You may be correct. It could just be that the Nuggets organization gave GR way more money for advertising and promotion. It just seems like ever since the switch happened, I started seeing billboards, community events, theme nights, etc.
  11. Seems like the Gold are headed to Van Andel I saw another article earlier today where the owners all but confirmed it. I believe an announcement should come soon. On a side note, I do feel like ownership of the Gold have done a way better job at advertising and promoting than the Drive ever did. I think they could make VAA work. I never made it to a game at Delta Plex because I hate that arena, but I would definitely check out a game downtown. I'm sure there are more people like me who are willing to check out a sporting event downtown partly due to all the other amenities that come with it.
  12. The acoustics were by far the worst I've ever experienced. The entire experience of going to a concert there was very poor.
  13. Looks like the property is already held in a trust, according to tax records.
  14. Yeah funny enough I'm on a plane to Minneapolis right now and the owner is across the aisle from me. I guess his trip is starting today.
  15. They should be open in May. They were close for April but the owner is taking a trip to Germany and wanted to wait until after. They will not have kitchen equipment, so they are pretty much done.
  16. Airline mileage programs are profitable. They lose money on actually flying planes. So yes they are profitable, but not as transportation companies. Below is a great video on how they subsidize their flights. https://youtu.be/ggUduBmvQ_4
  17. Love the Cabbage Shed. Definitely need to do some trips along M22 this summer.
  18. Are they referring to the development at Lake and Robinson? The one that is replacing Commune and Argos?
  19. Start at Buffalo Traders and you could do a nice, little cocktail bar crawl.
  20. I was there just after they opened Utopia, it is really impressive. I'll have to get photos next time I'm there.
  21. I never really had any opinions about Mark Wahlburg one way or the other. My wife was hired to photograph him and his brother Paul (the head chef for Wahlburgers) for an event in Las Vegas. She said they were both incredibly nice people and they thanked her many times for her hard work. Paul actually sent us a video message congratulating us on our wedding (we got married a couple months after the photoshoot). So they seem like pretty genuine people and I'll definitely give their restaurant a shot, after the crowds calm down a bit.
  22. Listening Room hosted Chris Kattan not too long ago. A very underrated comedy venue is Pyramid Scheme. I saw both Hannibal Buress and Neil Hamburger there. For Neil's show they set out folding chairs and it actually worked pretty well. Hannibal was standing room only as he pulled a huge crowd.
  23. I am fairly certain a Tribal Casino must be on tribal land and I can't see GR willing to annex prime land downtown. Look how long it is taking them to get approval for a casino on a horse track that has been closed for 14+ years.
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