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West Michigan Whitecaps

Celebrating their 24th season, the Detroit Tigers-affiliated farm club, the West Michigan Whitecaps, play right here in Grand Rapids at Fifth Third Park. Join us as we remember the good times and recount the history of our beloved West Michigan Whitecaps. Based on a long dream of bringing minor league baseball back to Grand Rapids…

Best Coffee in Grand Rapids

Want to know where to find the best coffee in Grand Rapids? When the weather gets cold and the skies get gray, there is no better place to go than a warm, inviting coffee shop for a shot of caffeine. Grand Rapids has some superb, independently-run coffee shops that will serve you up a fantastic…

Are you an up-and-coming amateur artist and need a venue to show the world your talent? Maybe you are planning a visit to Grand Rapids and are wondering what the best time to visit would be? Look no further than visiting Grand Rapids during ArtPrize. Taking place in September and October since 2009, this non-traditional…

20 Monroe Live

Grand Rapids’ newest music venue is something to behold. Featuring stunning Art Deco-style architecture and a top-of-the-line sound system, 20 Monroe Live is sure to provide a unique and intimate experience while viewing your favorite musical act. Take a seat and listen up to what we have to share about Grand Rapids’ newest performance venue.…

Helen-Devos-Childrens-Hospital

Part of living is such a great city like Grand Rapids has to do with great hospitals with great reputations. The Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is one of the best around! Offering more than 40 uniques pediatric specialties, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is one of the leading children’s hospitals in the United States. Operated by…

Step back into time with us to one of world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie-style masterpieces, the Meyer May House. One of Grand Rapids’ cultural treasures, this house from 1908 was meticulously restored to its original condition with generous funds from the Steelcase Corporation. Join us as we share our favorite things about the Meyer…

Whether you want to see the largest replica of Leonardo da Vinci’s horse, spend some time in an arid, desert environment in January, experience the peace and tranquility of a Japanese Garden or see a top-rated musical act in beautiful surroundings, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park is a must-visit attraction for all ages. Join…

Monkeys, lemurs, polar bears, oh my! Located on the West Side of Grand Rapids, the John Ball Zoo spans 140 acres. The zoo is a West Michigan landmark, and has been around for over 125 years. There is truly something for children, teens, adults and seniors at the zoo. Join us as we take you…

Want to take a step back in time and visit the Oval Office as it was 40 years ago? Located in downtown Grand Rapids, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is the official museum and final resting place of our 38th President of the United States. Join us as we take you on an inside…

Need to beat the heat of summer, but don’t want to make the drive Up North or to Lake Michigan? Need to relieve your mind and relax by the water? Never fear, for Grand Rapids is blessed with several inland lakes nearby that offer access to the general public. Join us as we hit the…

Sauce. Crust. Cheese. No matter what your favorite topping are, all pizzas are judged on the right amount of zesty tomato sauce, freshly shredded cheese and the right amount of chewiness and crispness in the crust. Forget the chains, this post recognizes the local establishments around town that make traditional pizza in a deck oven…

Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids

Written by Ryan Ogle Located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, the Van Andel Arena forever changed the entertainment options for West Michigan and has helped make Grand Rapids the city it is today. Opened in 1996, this highly-anticipated arena has hosted presidential campaigns, basketball games, arena football games, hockey games, wrestling matches, musical…

10 FAVORITE BREAKFAST PLACES IN GRAND RAPIDS Written by Ryan Ogle Fried. Buttered. Crispy. Smoky. Stuffed. Greasy. Filling. These are some of the words we look for in a breakfast. Maybe we need some sustenance to nourish us from last night’s adventures. Maybe we are looking to take friends from out-of-town to our favorite place.…

The March 2017 Market Stats are in and they are looking very good for people wanting the most out of their homes. Inventory is down below one month (29 days) in Kent County. Interest rates are still at an all time low and the surplus of buyers is creating a market that demands skills to…

It should be refreshing to know that there are restaurants out there that work directly with local farmers to produce quality meals at an affordable price. The farm to table movement is much needed in today’s fast-paced, always growing, always moving world. Grand Rapids is lucky to have some great places to eat that embrace…

There has been a lot of buzz going around the new development being built in the Wealthy Street Business District, and rightly so. Freyling Mendels is a mixed use apartment complex with a commercial retail and space for a restaurant. Coming from a rich historic background, the name Freyling Mendels gives homage to the past…

So many great things happening this weekend! Couple things to take note of – Wealthy Theater is holding the GRLAFF. If you’re a pet lover, we expect to see you at the Pet Expo. We also have the Griffin’s fundraiser for the kitties. All great events, hope you have a great weekend! Friday – Mar 31,…

A big thanks to the Grand Rapids Business Journal for this write-up! We strive to make sure our relationships continue to impact positively in our communities. http://www.grbj.com/articles/87584-blu-house-properties-continues-expansion If you have questions about how we can help connect you with any of our sister companies, call us at 616-288-2801. For more information on One Bourbon, visit…