zenstyle

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About zenstyle

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  • Birthday June 14

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    <br />bicycling<br />Vespa-riding<br />Boston terrier lover<br />walkable neighborhoods<br />all things urban
  1. zenstyle

    Something coming...

    Here's my guess for the New Big Thing: parking is finally going to be allowed in the lot facing Icon on Bond. Naaah...too far-fetched to even contemplate!
  2. The road crew just recently put a nice fresh coat of smooth-icity down on College from Fulton to Cherry. As I walked a dog along there this morning, I noticed the crew punching holes in the surface again! I thought all the sewer work had been completed already, or they wouldn't have put the refinishing down. Can anyone enlighten? In other news: it's great to be back on Urban Planet! I had forgotten my password for the longest time; then I forgot the name of this forum. I needed Veloise to jog my mind. (Thanks, V!)
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    Events Kiosk

    Jazz at the Viceroy! 53 Commerce SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Downtown's only speakeasy is reopening this Friday, with Mark Moran playing rags, stride, barrel-house, and society jazz on the piano from 8:00 pm to midnight. See you there!
  4. zenstyle

    Wealthy Street Mega Thread

    So, insiders, what is going to happen with the old fifth/third site? Surely something's going in there.
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    People talking about Grand Rapids

    This surprises me. Why would this be? Grand Rapids (West Michigan in general, I think) didn't have a "bubble" per se; house prices stayed relatively normal here (although still too high in many cases.) I wonder if the new-ish drywall palaces in Cascade and other outlying areas contribute to this statistic.
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    New projects in East Hills

    About Pink Boulevard; I was in there last week, looking for a possible dress to wear to a wedding on Saturday. I'm a grown-up lady, with grown-up bumps. The bulk (heh) of their inventory seemed to be aimed at spindly Kendall students. Moral of the story: Adults have the money. Cater to adults.
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    The Watering Hole

    I just now noticed: I'm a HAMLET ! A Whistle-stop no more! [swaggering around the room like Big Daddy in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"]
  8. zenstyle

    ArtPrize - Grand Rapids

    GR3/Dad said: "Festival to me is...like an art festival thrown by Mormon's. " That is hilarious...and accurate! I laughed so hard I alarmed the dog.
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    ArtPrize - Grand Rapids

    Joy, it's interesting that you mention the Transition movement; The NY Times Sunday magazine had quite a nice piece on an Idaho town that is involved: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/19/magazine...ml?ref=magazine Reading that piece was the first I'd heard of Transition, then you go and mention it on this forum. That's how a meme is born! I'm following this thread with interest, bum-crawlers notwithstanding.
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    Events Kiosk

    Heritage Theatre Group will hold its 2009 auditions concurrent with Circle Theatre on the campus of Aquinas College! Open auditions will be held on the first floor of the Academic Building, just across the street from Circle
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    New Home For Opera Grand Rapids

    Exactly *who* is Betty VanAndel and why is the place going to be named after her? Is she an opera singer? Is she gainfully employed? Does she contribute to the Gross Domestic Product in any way? If she turns out to be some wealthy HOUSE WIFE, I'll tear the name down once it goes up.
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    Events Kiosk

    Tonight! Thursday, August 21 is Opening Night for "The Lion in Winter" , presented by Heritage Theatre Group, and performed on the Spectrum Theatre stage. The family feud in King Henry II of England's household is in full force during the Christmas season as Henry works to preserve his legacy.His three sons are battling contenders for the throne. Comedy and drama mesh to make history come alive! "The Lion In Winter" opens Thursday, August 21 and plays August 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30. All curtain times are 8:00 pm. Individual ticket prices: ADULTS $20 SENIORS $15 STUDENT w/ ID $10 Season ticket prices: ADULTS $45 SENIOR CITIZENS $40 Reserve your seats by calling the Spectrum Theatre box office at 234 3946. Spectrum Theatre is at 160 Fountain St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
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    Events Kiosk

    Heritage Theatre Group presents "Mirandolina: The Mistress of the Inn" opening Thursday, July 31 at Spectrum Theatre, and playing through August 9. Join us for a farcical romp through olde Italy! All curtain times are at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $20; $15 for seniors and $10 for students. To reserve your seats, call the Spectrum Theatre Box Office at 234-3946.
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    Events Kiosk

    Heritage Theatre Group presents "Agnes of God"; opening Thursday, July 17 and plays Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19. It will play again the next week on Thursday July 24, Friday, July 25, and final performance will be Saturday, July 26. All curtain times are 8:00 p.m. "Agnes of God" will be performed in Spectrum Theatre's Black Box space upstairs. Call the Box Office at 234-3946 to reserve your seats! Heritage Theatre Group is proud to be a member of Local First.
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    The Watering Hole

    I've recently discovered, to my delight, that the Urban Planet website has been fixed somehow so that we can post without needing Javascript enabled! Whoever is responsible for that vital improvement; Thank You! I no longer age visibly as I wait for the page to load.