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The other sizable parcel is the now defunct  Duthler's Market.  The building itself is nothing to keep but including the parking lot, it's quite significant, like half a city block.

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Wow.  Wonder if that's going to happen...maybe just draw a rendering and see if they can land a tenant?  That's going to look pretty fancy across from the Stockbridge Liquor Store.

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That could be the case. The listing reads like so:

"New development at Lexington & Bridge St. High profile corner location with a corporate image. Completion TBD.


Full 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-floor suites available (10,690 SF each) with a restaurant to occupy the ground floor. Across the street from brand new, grocery-anchored, development. Located along the “Gateway” to downtown Grand Rapids from the West-side. Walkable to many new restaurants, retail, and breweries. "

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1 hour ago, Pattmost20 said:

This rendering popped up on the commercial listing for 614 Bridge St NW (Chase Bank Site). 

Bridge Street.JPG

Good snag. I haven't heard anything about this property in a loooong time. 

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17 hours ago, Pattmost20 said:

This rendering popped up on the commercial listing for 614 Bridge St NW (Chase Bank Site). 

Bridge Street.JPG

Whoa, what's with the angled diamondy shaped glass on the corner? Yet the main floor glass goes straight across (you can see the design fighting with itself right above the "cafe" sign. :)

 

Saw this image on zillow's rental site for 824 Bridge:

 

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https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9707948,-85.6885691,3a,75y,190.95h,91.83t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sWS3G9gB0u2ADVS4mI3yGKQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

 

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1 hour ago, GRDadof3 said:

Whoa, what's with the angled diamondy shaped glass on the corner? Yet the main floor glass goes straight across (you can see the design fighting with itself right above the "cafe" sign. :)

It looks like the design was cobbled together to include a little bit of every element from every rendering for a multi-story building released for review in the GR metro area from the past 5 years.  Maybe the philosophy is to find out what parts a prospective tenant likes and then redesign the rest from there.

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On 12/1/2017 at 9:22 AM, thebeerqueer said:

Such a huge improvement. It's really turning out great. 

Agreed. That is an awesome little infill project. 

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On 12/1/2017 at 9:22 AM, thebeerqueer said:

Such a huge improvement. It's really turning out great. 

They've started working on it, correct? 

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1 hour ago, GRDadof3 said:

Thought that was happening here. I applaud their success and  foresight but hate to lose  another retail space on that street. It will be interesting to see how they marry that space with the restaurant downstairs. 

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6 hours ago, thebeerqueer said:

Thought that was happening here. I applaud their success and  foresight but hate to lose  another retail space on that street. It will be interesting to see how they marry that space with the restaurant downstairs. 

I thought I heard that Conscious collective was closing anyway, regardless of whether Sovengard moved in. Death or health problems in the family business or something? 

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11 hours ago, GRDadof3 said:

I thought I heard that Conscious collective was closing anyway, regardless of whether Sovengard moved in. Death or health problems in the family business or something? 

Yes, she closed to focus on her health. I wasn't implying that Sovengard forced her out, just that the consignment shop next to Denym was such a nice balance. 

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On 12/13/2017 at 9:21 AM, thebeerqueer said:

Yes, she closed to focus on her health. I wasn't implying that Sovengard forced her out, just that the consignment shop next to Denym was such a nice balance. 

Ah, true true. I drove through there the other evening and Jolly Pumpkin really seems to be moving along. Any word on when they open? I haven't even really seen them promote their opening??

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1 hour ago, GRDadof3 said:

Ah, true true. I drove through there the other evening and Jolly Pumpkin really seems to be moving along. Any word on when they open? I haven't even really seen them promote their opening??

I haven't heard a word on their opening but will ask around. I noticed on Saturday how much of the building to the South they are going to occupy. It will make that space feel so much larger. 

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Mixed feelings about the upper part of this design, but it's infill on a surface lot!

The application references a new restaurant concept called North Cook Shop, which Carlson and Lobdell are opening in Detroit soon. 

No parking included in this plan. 44 apartments, 30% are income restricted, the rest market rate. 

449 bridge - entire project rendering.JPG

mash + north site plan.jpg

449 bridge - mash + north 2.JPG

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1 hour ago, ironyisadeadscene said:

What lot?

Red Lion and the lot next to it I believe

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27 minutes ago, ctpgr34 said:

Red Hot Inn and the lot next to it I believe

Red Lion. 

 

1 hour ago, GRDadof3 said:

Mixed feelings about the upper part of this design, but it's infill on a surface lot!

The application references a new restaurant concept called North Cook Shop, which Carlson and Lobdell are opening in Detroit soon. 

No parking included in this plan. 44 apartments, 30% are income restricted, the rest market rate. 

449 bridge - entire project rendering.JPG

mash + north site plan.jpg

449 bridge - mash + north 2.JPG

Honestly, these are way better than the renderings that were originally presented to our NA. The first ones had the south facade even darker and no balconies. Additionally, the restaurant loading dock/delivery gate was unblocked and faced Bridge St., they've since covered it with a slatted gate. The no parking waiver is still mind boggling but the developers said they were negotiating with  the city for parking for their tenants in the Dash lot on Winter. 

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