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So this is the store I've referenced in a few forums on here over the last year. We just opened (soft phase) a few weeks ago and it has been amazing. The Grand opening is October 1 but we are already getting a quick sense for what does and doesn't work and are excited to grow with the city! A while back I said I would post pictures but thankfully MLive/GRPress did a decent job with photos even though the layout and amount of merchandise will change a lot before 10/1. 

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2016/09/local_business_owners_open_fir.html#incart_river_home

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4 hours ago, GVSUChris said:

So this is the store I've referenced in a few forums on here over the last year. We just opened (soft phase) a few weeks ago and it has been amazing. The Grand opening is October 1 but we are already getting a quick sense for what does and doesn't work and are excited to grow with the city! A while back I said I would post pictures but thankfully MLive/GRPress did a decent job with photos even though the layout and amount of merchandise will change a lot before 10/1. 

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2016/09/local_business_owners_open_fir.html#incart_river_home

My (Junior in High School) daughter is really excited to check out your store, she's a big reader of real books. She's been pretty busy with school though, hopefully this weekend. 

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The owners of Wealthy Street Bakery are seeing permission to tear down the house on the corner between them and Rowster, saying that it's a structural mess and a danger to the public (paraphrasing). They plan to just grade and plant grass for the time being. 

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9556688,-85.6535082,3a,75y,156.13h,78.94t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3Z6NnhNTUfNbeFd6TLY3LA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1

(nice jeeps :) 

 

Also, GRGridGirl put out a FB post saying that possibly the billboard on the side of the Meanwhile has run out of lease? (It's permanently gone).

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Getting rid of the billboard would be great! I'd be surprised if they were given permission to knock down the house. I've seen worse and I think it could be salvaged. I think it could be "upgraded" and make a really nice retail storefront / cafe.

Joe

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9 minutes ago, joeDowntown said:

Getting rid of the billboard would be great! I'd be surprised if they were given permission to knock down the house. I've seen worse and I think it could be salvaged. I think it could be "upgraded" and make a really nice retail storefront / cafe.

Joe

You don't understand, it's GONE. :)

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1 hour ago, joeDowntown said:

Getting rid of the billboard would be great! I'd be surprised if they were given permission to knock down the house. I've seen worse and I think it could be salvaged. I think it could be "upgraded" and make a really nice retail storefront / cafe.

Joe

If they make the space, until they get around to anything, into a respectable pocket park, where people can sit or eat, then it should be ok for a little while.

 

They still have that building across the street that they really need to move on, and really should not be taking on any more projects or expansions until they clean up their mess.

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The garden level space in the Oakwood Manner that went up for lease recently, now has a restaurant operator (owner of SpeakEZ) looking at opening a restaurant there. 

 

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Orion's Heritage Place apartment project is underway on College Ave.  Ground was broken yesterday.  Should open in summer of 2018,  Not the most original name.

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41 minutes ago, mpchicago said:

Orion's Heritage Place apartment project is underway on College Ave.  Ground was broken yesterday.  Should open in summer of 2018,  Not the most original name.

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On 6/17/2017 at 2:16 PM, GRDadof3 said:

The garden level space in the Oakwood Manner that went up for lease recently, now has a restaurant operator (owner of SpeakEZ) looking at opening a restaurant there. 

 

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I believe this one has stalled, I think they were asking too much for rent.

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Landed in my email box and haven't gotten to posting it here.  Campaign is being led by the city to get Wood TV studios and a bunch of other modernish buildings in Heritage Hill listed as contributing historic structures... Basically almost everything before 1970 becomes untouchable.  Dumb.

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