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  1. EastownLeo

    Wealthy Street Mega Thread

    Looks like Big Willie's is closing up. They could have done well but the space was way to big for them. They needed a spot much smaller to keep rent down. The prices were also a bit high and they lacked the side items that usually keep a Hot Dog/ Italian beef shop rolling. What does Eastown need? Burritos? Can this space be divided up? Why doesn't GR have more small space fast food in the neighborhood districts? https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/off/d/prime-eastown-restaurant/6741324052.html
  2. EastownLeo

    Wealthy Street Mega Thread

    They tried to put one in on Fulton. The neighborhood said NO. The area does not need a gas station. It is also my understanding that Paul Lee likes rehabbing old spaces, so I don't think he was forced to keep anything that he did not already want. But maybe Im wrong.
  3. I understand the cost of steel increase. what I am asking is if steel is the main reason for increases in construction costs, or is there another cause?
  4. Cost of Steel? Why such an increase in cost?
  5. EastownLeo

    Highway and Road Construction Updates

    I have family in the redi-mix business. They said that its highly probable that the M6 issue was that they were transporting the cement too far from the Mixing site. What often causes the issues that M6 had is that the suspended air in the mix settles out because of vibration and long drive distances. They should have mixed closer to the use site. This also explains how it was the far end that was effected the most.
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    New projects on the West Side

    How will Roots continue on?
  7. EastownLeo

    THE Downtown Market updates

    Don't forget this one too.
  8. EastownLeo

    Medical Mile/Michigan Street Developments

    I still have no clue how they are going to deal with the traffic on this one. The amount of early morning drivers headed to work that will want to turn north to the highway will cause big traffic back ups. Already every morning the southbound lanes, especially the turn lane headed west is backed up to the highway already.
  9. EastownLeo

    Transit Updates for Greater Grand Rapids

    I would think that some of the larger employers would consider a shuttle from the station to the workplace. I live in GR but work in holland and would be very interested in a cheap option. Does the current GR train station have enough parking resources? What is the travel time? It would need to be around an hour or less to make it viable. Do the trains have wifi? Does it cost less than the gas and wear and tear on my car?
  10. EastownLeo

    Creston Neighborhood

    Name and concept change for Citizen. https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2018/09/grand_rapids_tiki-themed_resta.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=grandrapidspress_sf
  11. EastownLeo

    Wealthy Street Mega Thread

    The roof of the lower section to the east did cave in and was replaced. This may be related but maybe there is more, because they did redo the roof.
  12. EastownLeo

    Wealthy Street Mega Thread

    Economy Heating on the South East corner of Wealthy and Eastern has been marked with an Unsafe Building Sign. Wonder what the future of that property is.
  13. EastownLeo

    Wealthy Street Mega Thread

    A friend on mine ran into the new owners at lunch at the Winchester the other day. So it looks like it has been sold. They did not have any specific plans yet so I think it will sit for a while.
  14. EastownLeo

    UP Advice

    what is under the siding?
  15. Our neighborhood voted it down when it came up. The pricing and system for extra cars is restrictive. If you have visitors or a babysitter, you run out of extra permits real fast. In the case of houses that have no garage or driveway parking there are no credits so some neighbors pay more and some don't.