We’re almost there: The long, agonizing wait for recreational cannabis stores to open their welcoming arms to Michigan residents is almost over. Come Nov. 1, state officials will start accepting applications for recreational marijuana provisioning centers. By the end of November, some of the first stores should be open for adults to casually buy marijuana over the counter — no different than a six-pack of beer.
Metro Grand Rapids opened last month with the goal of changing the city’s music industry forever. The new venue at 1901 S. Division Ave. — previously occupied by Yester Years Lounge — was created specifically to act as a launching pad for West Michigan’s up-and-coming musicians of all genres. Metro has 20 beers on tap, a “concise” kitchen menu and an outdoor patio.