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Tag Archives: Grand Rapids
Some of the approximately 1,200 works of art currently on display in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Below are a cool and coloful assortment of urban tree canopy maps from around the United States to enjoy on these cold, snowy, and gray days. Each of the maps is unique unto itself, but all clearly depict the green infrastructure … Continue reading
After my initial post last week about three grand engine houses which had been preserved in Grand Rapids, Michigan, two readers noted some other ones that I had missed. Thank you John and Dave for the suggestions. : ) Ever … Continue reading
The following photos show three absolutely stunning and historic fire engine houses in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Each has been lovingly cared for and restored. Their fine architecture is as impressive today as when they first opened in the latter third … Continue reading
Last evening, Alison and I decided to have dinner and drinks at a brand new brewpub in Grand Rapids that opened this past October. Mitten Brewing Company is located in lovingly restored 1890 historic landmark fire station (Engine House #9) … Continue reading
Over the past several weeks I have had my first prolonged opportunity to experience what it is like to live in the land of lake effect snows. Just last Friday evening and overnight we received 15 inches of new lake … Continue reading
Located just southeast of downtown Grand Rapids is a delightful third place full of sweet and tasty treats that first opened in 2002. The Wealthy Street Bakery was one of the first places Alison took me in Grand Rapids after … Continue reading
On Saturday night, we had a chance to stop by a fairly new brewpub in the trendy Eastown Business District of Grand Rapids. Harmony Brewing Company opened its doors approximately a year ago near the intersection of Lake and Wealthy … Continue reading