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4 hours ago, MJLO said:

Hopefully the stuff going in on Stocking will trigger redevelopment on some of those more dilapidated properties near Stocking and 4th. 

My thoughts exactly.  There are a ton of run down properties in the are.

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18 hours ago, mgreven said:

Coming to Bridge Street in the new gray apartment building.  Sign is up but when I was by there yesterday it didn't look like build out had started.  Looks like a cool place...

http://www.condadotacos.com

Nice. A Ohio-based chain that's so far only expanded to major metros.  Speaks well of GR that it's their next target.  And that they're moving into Bridge St instead of the suburbs.

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On 10/12/2020 at 4:16 PM, mgreven said:

Coming to Bridge Street in the new gray apartment building.  Sign is up but when I was by there yesterday it didn't look like build out had started.  Looks like a cool place...

http://www.condadotacos.com

so..... three taco/mexican places within 500 feet of each other.....?

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16 hours ago, Floyd_Z said:

so..... three taco/mexican places within 500 feet of each other.....?

Which three places within 500 feet are you referring to? El Sombrero is the only place within 500 feet of the new Condado Tacos. 

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25 minutes ago, thebeerqueer said:

Which three places within 500 feet are you referring to? El Sombrero is the only place within 500 feet of the new Condado Tacos. 

I was thinking about that too...Maggie's Kitchen (a bit further) and the Mayan Ice Cream place right next door to Condado I think sometimes sells tacos at night, right?  They're all a bit different, though.

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5 hours ago, mgreven said:

I was thinking about that too...Maggie's Kitchen (a bit further) and the Mayan Ice Cream place right next door to Condado I think sometimes sells tacos at night, right?  They're all a bit different, though.

Yep, I was thinking of Maggies.  I could have sworn Mayan sold tacos too, maybe that was just a lunch special or something.

And no there's no such thing as too much tacos lol.  Conando will probably do pretty well serving alcohol.

Maggies and El Sombrero have a fairly loyal following I think.

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32 minutes ago, arcturus said:

How are the neighborhoods near these places?   Anyone live in the area able to comment?

I believe there is a difference between the neighborhoods of the old Greek Group and the Bazzani Building with the east-west boundary being Alpine.  The neighborhoods between 131 and Alpine have been a little bit on the sketchier side when compared to the west side of Alpine when talking about potential crime, etc. 

I live close to the Geek Group and I like the neighborhood, but that is my personal preference.  West side is the Best Side ;)

There is also 38 units coming next to Mieras as mentioned earlier.

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58 minutes ago, JoeSchmo said:

I live close to the Geek Group and I like the neighborhood, but that is my personal preference.  West side is the Best Side ;)

 

Thanks, Leonard is certainly unique.  Where else can you get hit up by a homeless person, have a craft beer, eat some great barbecue, and get a tattoo all on the same block?

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6 hours ago, arcturus said:

Thanks, Leonard is certainly unique.  Where else can you get hit up by a homeless person, have a craft beer, eat some great barbecue, and get a tattoo all on the same block?

You left off a few of the more seedy options also available in that vicinity...  :tw_smirk:

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4 hours ago, grandrollerz said:

West Leonard School has been gutted and only the south and western facades are being kept. Not sure if this is still the same owner and plans from 2018 https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2018/10/grand_rapids_votes_to_sell_for.html

It was posted above. ^^^ Looks like a group is planning up to 120 apartments on the site (current building is being torn down). 

Joe

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2 hours ago, grandrollerz said:

I think we are talking about two different things.  the old YMCA on leonard was linked above for the 120 units.  this is up the hill near the cemetery. am i missing a link?

Oops. Sorry. There’s been a flurry of activity on Leonard. Got my projects mixed up. :)

Joe

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I finally had an opportunity to see the West Leonard School in person. Wish I had taken pictures. It is quite an undertaking but so glad to see them save the facade of the building. If you have a chance, drive by, it looks like an archeological dig right now. :)

Joe

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On 11/30/2020 at 3:31 PM, HavingAhoot said:

Looks like the small bar in back of New Holland main floor is looking to become a Cigar Bar  

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Gross. I can't even remember the last time I was at New Holland/Knickerbocker, Covid notwithstanding. 

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I think it's a smart move. Not a cigar smoker, but I know there's a market for that, and I think the place is definitely big enough to cater to different types. 

I like New Holland. It's a big anchor for the West Side, and I hope all of the businesses pull through. I hope the city is more flexible on special use permits as restaurants come up with new ways to survive. 

Joe

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On 8/20/2019 at 7:25 AM, NotALocalDeveloper said:

They are going to proceed as planned with building on West Side site. The slight delay was due only in part to some building redesign efforts but they should be moving forward rather quickly once finished with redesign. 

Is this Consumer Energy West Side project dead?

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