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  1. http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2011/08/steve_ford_talks_about_fued_at.html After reading this article today, I am wondering if maybe the Ford museum upgrade is what the guy at Rockford Construction was talking about.
  2. Not sure if this is completely relevant to the topic, but I talked with a guy this morning at Rockford Construction who said that they will have a pretty large project announced for DT GR in the next couple of months. Anyone care to elaborate on this?!
  3. Zondervan announced that, as part of their plan to close their warehouse, they will be relocating their corporate HQ. Here is the link to the article in the GR Press: http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2011/05/zondervan_will_move_headquarte.html While it is not Amway or Meijer or Spartan Stores, having Zondervan relocate to DT Grand Rapids would be a significant win IMHO.
  4. ArtPrize - Grand Rapids

    Suydam- Here are some of the other parties and events (got this from the ArtPrize website; there are more listed there, too): Thursday, September 23 Westside Neighborhood Party 8 – 10:30pm Location: Corner of Seward Ave and 5th St Details: Westside residents and ArtPrize fans are invited to gather together for a night at the movies... in an untraditional way. Bring your chair and blanket and escape to mid-1950’s Manhattan for a special outdoor screening of West Side Story. The concessions are on the house! Brought to you by Celebration! Cinema. Friday, September 24 Hillside Neighborhood Party 5 – 7pm Location: Gay Ave, between Washington and Fulton Grand Rapids, MI Details: This neighborhood street party will spotlight the talent of Grand Rapids' theatre district for a beer-tasting happy hour with some of Michigan’s best-loved brews. ArtPrize is all about exploration and conversation, and so is this unique event! Brought to you by Founders Brewing Company. Saturday, September 25 Center City Neighborhood Party/ArtPrize Concert: SURFER BLOOD Series 7 – 10pm Location: Rosa Parks Circle Corner of Monroe Ave and Monroe Center Grand Rapids, MI Details: Center City will be bustling with art fans and music lovers alike for the first of three concerts during ArtPrize 2010. Headlining: SURFER BLOOD Taking the stage will be Surfer Blood, an indie-rock band from West Palm Beach, Florida, who released their debut album in early 2010 to favorable reviews. Brought to you by Stella Artois. Monday, September 27 Monroe North Belknap Neighborhood Party 8 – 10pm Location: Cambridge House 600 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI Details: It’s game night! Artists and public are invited to square off in competition while enjoying snacks and draft specials. Come on over after an evening of enjoying the venues in the Monroe North/Belknap area. Brought to you by Cambridge House. Thursday, September 30 Westside Neighborhood Day All Day Location: Westside Details: Westside Neighborhood Day is a day for local businesses, associations, communities, and ArtPrize venues to draw ArtPrize participants to the Westside through events, programming, specials, and more. What to do? It’s up to you! Friday October 1 Hillside Neighborhood Day All Day Location: Hillside Details: Hillside Neighborhood Day is a day for local businesses, associations, communities, and ArtPrize venues to draw ArtPrize participants to the Hillside through events, programming, specials, and more. What to do? It’s up to you!
  5. Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) News and Developments

    So this does not directly refer to our airport in GR, but this is something that would be great to see as the next phase: Airports pitch sites as all-purpose transport hubs http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2010-07-20-airporthubs20_CV_N.htm
  6. GVSU Downtown Development

    While I appreciate your opinion, if I was told that I had to sell my property even if I did not want to, then I would consider that getting "ripped off" to put it in your terms. In this situation, Devries was willing to discuss selling the property to GVSU; it is just that GVSU did not like the terms that were presented and therefore is going to just take the land. Again, the right of a property owner is to own their land. It should not be so easy to just take it from them. Otherwise, what is the point of owning it in the first place?! I don't like it any more than anyone else that we have landlords on the west side by GVSU who leave their rental properties in near-ruin to save a buck. But it is their property. And just because I don't like it should not matter. Laws to protect the safety and well being of the renters make sense. But how they handle their property ownership is their right. Yes, I understand that most public infrastructure systems have happened using eminent domain. But again, I cannot accept that as a reason to take someone's land. If you have lived somewhere for years and now they want to pound out a freeway through your front porch, why should that be allowed?! The common good?! The common good should be to protect an American citizen's right and freedom to own property. It should not be to decide that because it is cheaper to take their land to build their road (or a building) that makes it okay. It flies in the face of property rights, IMHO. I am all about the idea of progress. Just not at the expense of my rights. And eminent domain continues to scare the heck out of me. We are a smart country; there surely is a better way to do this. Again, I appreciate your opinion. I simply don't agree with eminent domain.
  7. GVSU Downtown Development

    Eminent Domain sucks. Repeal Eminent Domain laws...all of them. If you own property, you should be able to sell or not sell if you want to.
  8. Former JA Building Renovation

    Okay, I'll bite. Is it good news? Is it sort of good news?
  9. GVSU Downtown Development

    So if GVSU is looking to tear down the old A & P Building and put a 100,000 sq. ft. building up, I am guessing that it will be a 3-4 Story building, correct? Just looking at that lot, it would seem that the building would be about that size.
  10. ArtPrize - Grand Rapids

    I volunteered and will be one of a few hundred "way finders" next week!
  11. ArtPrize - Grand Rapids

    Is there/does anyone have a list of the current "spinoff" events that have planned because of ArtPrize (i.e. ShirtPrize)?
  12. ArtPrize - Grand Rapids

    We are; have about a dozen friends coming in for it! A lot from New York!
  13. ArtPrize - Grand Rapids

    On the east wall of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation's new building (the Icehouse building) there is an artist who has, for the last couple of weeks, been performing prep work. I think that it is this guy: http://www.artprize.org/artist/id/3217 Being that it will be finished with ..."an exterior UV resistant varnish..." this will be a long lasting piece of the first ArtPrize. Cannot wait to see how this one turns out!
  14. ArtPrize - Grand Rapids

    This is a great big deal! How cool is it that lil ol' GR is going to host 1000 artists from around the world and have the chance to interact with many of the artists and talk about their art?!! This is turning out to be a bigger event than I would have ever imagined! Anyone volunteering? I think that I am going to sign up to help! Sounds like they are going to need every hand available. And, what a great opportunity to promote Grand Rapids and West Michigan!
  15. Transit Updates for Greater Grand Rapids

    QUOTE (Yankee Fan @ Jul 23 2009, 10:02 AM) I don't know much about this proposal (looks like it has been in the works for a couple of years) but this is pretty cool. I know that there are some who would look at this and think that we should focus on more localized things, first. However, after reading the article, going to this company's website, and learning about what this could do, I really like this. http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/ind...ail_from_g.html Why? What makes this idea silly? What is it that I am missing?