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  1. Exactly right. Douma's was next located on Fulton Street near Jefferson until online ordering of discounted art supplies basically put their retail and wholesale divisions out of business. Wonderful art supply store. I miss it.
  2. Ah, thanks for supplying the name, I had forgotton. Did a google search, some info still there. He was murdered in his home (off Burton St) in 1993. I believe Maria DeVos was a Fryling and he was her dad.
  3. Wasn't that house Maria's parents home, where her father was murdered by the prostitute/pimp or some story to that effect awhile back?
  4. Good thought. The way I understand it, for group entries, each member of the group still pays his/her 50 dollar entry fee. I think it's a good value - for others, not so much.
  5. I realize we're talking student parking here, so that may be the difference when visualizing projects of this type. When picturing a certain vibrancy of urban life there is the tendency of 'seeing' a youthful, young professional component without seeing 'those people' for whom living in a real urban area like NYC is a daily struggle - people in the AARP category. There is a big difference in how easily navigable urban life is for students and people in their 30's, than people in the 50+ range. You'll understand it when you get there...believe me, I NEVER thought things would ache this much when I got close to 50 and after! So, yes, for students, maybe not so much parking - but don't verbally punish those folks in the age brackets who love urban living, but need, not want, a little convenience because it may be some of 'these people' who have the means to support much of what everyone wants to see downtown.
  6. I don't think the argument for potential residents is having to walk, per se, but the issue comes when one is hauling home books, or groceries, or other purchases one needs, especially after being in class all day, or going to school, then to work, then stopping at the store and having to lug things into the house and just being darn tired! Being able to park close to where one lives isn't a vanity and it's more than just a convenience...it saves wear and tear on an already tired being. And yeah, I know, get a cart or something on wheels to haul in 'stuff'...blah, blah, blah. I'm not suggesting it's fine to tear down ANYTHING for parking, just sayin'...
  7. That was fun...in short order I "earned" 4000 kernels of rice and ended up at 42. All that reading has paid off! Good question, though - how many much rice equals a meal?
  8. Okay, I'm convinced...will stop in next time for the weekly grocery shopping - it's no farther from me than Knapp's Corners or 28th and 'zoo.
  9. May I ask what the incessant posting and praise singing of Meijer by one or two posters is all about? Employed by the company, perhaps? Or just easily impressed? Not attempting a flame war, here, but, sheesh, nearly everytime I pop in, the top post in the Coffee House is - wait for it, drum-roll, please, "MEIJER".
  10. Artist's Open House Shop for unique handmade gifts and original artwork in a beautiful Heritage Hill Home. (Great for those last minute Mother's Day gifts!) Friday, May 11, 6-9 PM Hosted by Lasting Impressions Bed And Breakfast 433 Madison Aveune SE, Grand Rapids Enjoy wine and snacks provided by Art of the Table AND samples offered by Making Thyme Kitchen. Featured Artists: Deana Brownlow: Wire & glass gems uniquely adhered to glass and stainless servingware, home accessories and table ware, and clay children's impression tiles. Peri Den Dulk: Pottery, ceramic frames and children's giftware. Marie Dershem: Handmade dark chocolate truffles dipped in dark, milk or white chocolate. Jaclyn Dreyer: Unique, one of a kind handmade jewelry and functional art. Kathy Hagan: A collection of chic and charming handbags. Beth Jacobson: Oil paintings of a variety of subject matter; mural artist. Betty Mounts: Hand-crafted cold process soap. Many varieties to choose from. Tia Riva: One-of-a-kind original jewelry and functional art. Deb Rymal: Artisan beaded jewelry. Jane VanderLaan: Vibrant pen & ink/watercolor illustrations featuring favorite Grand Rapids neighborhood places - Prints and Cards. Mariah West: Scriptural greeting cards and hand-painted pottery. Phyllis Zimmerman: Watercolor paintings and prints, custom orders. Hope some of you can make it and support your local artists.
  11. We talk a lot about who's doing the construction, financing, development of these various projects, but does anyone know who is doing all the IT work for them? I mean, how does it happen that all these buildings get wired for the various networking capabilities they need? It seems like there would be a lot of jobs in the IT/computer fields with all the building of these hospital/medical care facilities and that would be good for the area, but these companies/individuals seem so quiet. Could going in this direction, more companies, more individuals doing this sort of work in Michigan help the economy? Or doesn't it take much to get these buildings hooked up and going?
  12. Dan DeVos' new place is 38,000 square feet, 10,000 of which is the two-story master suite.
  13. Yay! I'm with you on this one, Jeff. It's cold weather time. Waaaay too warm for me for the time of year. Time for dashing through the snow...!
  14. Nice sentiment but probably WAY too much competition betwixt and between all of the entities mentioned there, Dad. Not feasible to expect competing companies to have design staff in close proximity to 'the other guy'. Also, not likely public and private learning institutions can live together - again, too much competition for those tuition dollars. And, don't forget, Kendall has the current art museum building and not enough bucks to renovate that which explains in part why they have let go of their reputation for quality and let anyone in who knows which end of a pencil to use, or how to turn on a computer. This city, and the art departments of local colleges doesn't need to turn out more art graduates, they need to turn out more quality. Housing. Maybe housing.
  15. Hello, All! I am requesting permission to use some of your photographs that have been posted in the various forums for use on my blog. I'd like to do a photo album and blog entry about our fair city. I don't have a digital camera, and well, face it, some of you take many of the best pics of GR I've ever seen! I will credit Urban Planet as well as each photographer individually and include a link to here. If you will allow me to use your photos, no need to respond, I'll take that as a yes. If you have any objections, just let me know either here or PM me, and I will refrain. I'll wait a couple of days before proceeding to give anyone time to object. Thanks everyone in advance.
  16. This is just shorthand for "hostess", right?
  17. GridGirl, do you have the performance schedule for both of these events? Anyone? Hope it's another beautiful day for an outdoor celebration.
  18. You're too old to be adopted and too married to flirt with!!!!!
  19. Matt, you ARE the cute One. I want to adopt you!
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