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  1. Just wondering about this. Lexington street NW between First and Second streets on the NW side and next to Rockford Construction. Was a public street, now recently it seems to have become "Not a through street" complete with bumps and signage. The street signage is gone. Appears to have become essentially a private parking lot for Rockford? Used to drive it home everyday, now I feel like I am trespassing if I do so. How does one go about this process? I'd like to convert my street to private as well. Is it just a form or something I have to fill out, and then buy the signs?
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    Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) News and Developments

    Frontier is coming to GR! http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/kent_county/Frontier-Airlines-coming-to-GR-airport Great news, I fly Frontier from MDW 4-6 times a year.
  3. Some shots from tonites RAIL JAM: http://nicenines.com/2009/02/28/grand-rapi...ki-competition/
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    6th Street and Seward area developments

    A month or two ago Enterprise Iron & Metal Co moved out of their building and scrapyard on the corner of 4th and stocking. They had a LARGE aluminum box for a main building and a couple of outbuildings. As well as a large scrap metal pile and some cranes. People waiting to sell their scrap lined up on 4th and Dewey often, and Dewey was often covered in dirt and metal bits. Anyway, they moved on over to Pannel and almost overnight the property has seen a ton of work. The fences are gone, all of the aluminum siding has been removed, and it appears there is some sort of renovation going on? Also, the former scrap pile has been completely cleaned up, and dug up. Looks A LOT better now. Anyone know what is happening? (I can see it from my U2 window)
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    Grand Rapids Restaurant Rumor Mill

    Thick buttery crust rolled up the edges of a DEEP pan. Crust, then LOTS of cheese, then chunky crushed tomato sauce on top. Sprinkled with parmesan. Carmelized cheese at the upper edge of the crust = bonus. If it is going to have fillings, it should be an obscene amount of chicago style italian sausage below the cheese layer. Pizzeria Uno Chains = Not quite deep dish, it's cooked on a rack Old Chicago = Pan pizza (Not the same) Some places serve "Chicago Deep Dish" around here but it has another layer of crust ontop of the cheese, so it is "stuffed". This is how Giordano's in Chicago makes their pie as well so it could maybe be called traditional chicago style, but it isnt deep dish, it is stuffed. Chicago Deep Dish and Dogs made a RAGIN good pie until they closed it could hold it's own against chicago anyday... The wiki explains it all, has a picture of Geno's East Deep Dish pie (My personal fav!): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago-style_pizza
  6. It was sunny on Monday.. The girlfriend and I walked around, and I practiced my panning skills. Check out the little video I made. Mostly from along the river: http://mattjohnstonrally.com/matt/wkflwtest/GrSpringDay.mov
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    Grand Rapids Restaurant Rumor Mill

    Don't hide rumours, that makes for a boring internets.
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    Grand Rapids Restaurant Rumor Mill

    I LOVE the Monarch Club. Beers are good, bartenders are good, everything is good. Ehhh, the food menu is not large, 6 sandwiches, and a couple snacks I think. But other than that, it is my favorite right now.
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    Grand Rapids Restaurant Rumor Mill

    Been to Bite a few times, kinda weird. Any idea what the Tavern is gonna be like?
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    6th Street and Seward area developments

    What is that next door? Always wondered.
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    Grand Rapids Restaurant Rumor Mill

    Really? I shoulda gone there last week when I wanted too! Total bummer. But I was completely expecting that to happen. (suprised they lasted this long really)
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    Grand Rapids Restaurant Rumor Mill

    UNO's in downtown chicago (and due, the sister restaurant) are COMPLETELY different than Uno's Chicago Grill (The chain restaurant). The chain pizza comes on a rack, is thinner and is not true deep dish. (because of the rack). The put the pizza on the rack and then insidethe deep pan to make it look more traditional, it is not. Uno chain restaurants are a total scam. For Grand Rapids people, Chicago Deep Dish and Dogs is by far the best true deep dish pizza. While in Chicago, eat at Uno and do a comparison, so different.