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    What are Grand Rapids' best assets?

    One thing to keep in mind when bringing up the lower cost of living is the wage scale is lower too. So whatever money is saved from lower costs may be offset by smaller paychecks.
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    Blue 35 - 35 Oakes - Heartside Manor/Merten Hotel

    We’ve eaten there several times, and enjoyed it every time. Not your usual meat and potatoes menu, but something different if you enjoy being a little adventurous with your dinner. Also, the decor very much reminded us of a French cafe. They did a very good job keeping it authentic.
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    New 13 story hotel at 10 Ionia

    Seems like it would be kind of small for a flagship Marriott it Hilton. Hilton Garden Inn would be perfect for that size, because I am sure they are not going to have all the amenities that go with a flagship brand.
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    Warner Tower - Lyon and Ottawa

    Was wondering why they would put glass over a parking garage. Seems like it would become a gas chamber with all that carbon monoxide being trapped.
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    Grandville Castle Apartments

    Except for the turrets not being as tall on top, looks pretty true to the drawing.
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    RFP - 201 Market

    From the preliminary drawings, it reminds me of a smaller scaled version of Portland’s South Waterfront development:
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    New projects in Monroe North

    It seems like they are reading from a manual on how to make a “cool city”, and are forcing it to happen. But what they are failing to understand is by doing that, it comes across as contrived and cheap.
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    New projects in Monroe North

    Nothing like hot asphalt to relax on and watch a movie. That’s going to be uncomfortable as hell.
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    New 13 story hotel at 10 Ionia

    Didn’t realize there was a rush of 12+ story projects in the pipeline. Lol
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    601 Bond

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    601 Bond

    Hopefully it looks better than the precast panels on 70 Ionia. The panels on that building make it look like suburban schlock, IMO.
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    New 13 story hotel at 10 Ionia

    My prediction is that it will be cut down even further to 12 stories, due to them wanting it to fit in with the rest of the city.
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    Day/Night Drone Footage of Downtown

    Good job on showcasing the city. That should be used in promotional material by the city. One thing that I noticed in the video is what a large waste of space the 5/3 bank parking lot is next to Calder plaza. Such a prime location with some decent square footage.
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    Hey, what's that?

    Ironically enough, Fort Wayne has a blue lit truss bridge - Wells Street Bridge.
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    Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) News and Developments

    Hope they can draw some manufacturers instead of all warehouses. This is a big opportunity.