After spending seven years at Revue, narrowing down my top moments for the anniversary issue wasn’t a simple task.
Revue was my home, my family, my creative outlet and an incredible launching pad for my career. Being part of the 30th anniversary issue is special to me. I’m proud to be part of the magazine’s history. It’s still surreal to know that thousands of people saw my ideas and words every single month. Even more surreal is going through memories — and there were lots of them — to pull out my top moments.
A Roundup of Openings, Closings and other Local Business News
Revue has grown quite a bit in 30 years, but to understand how, we have to go back to the beginning.
In 1988, Doug Fast created Music Revue to fill a hole in journalism. The publication was born in an entirely different time and place compared to the West Michigan we know today — craft beer hardly existed, the local restaurant scene was a shadow of what it is today, and the founder of ArtPrize was only six years old.
Two classic rock legends are coming to Grand Rapids for a double header next March.
Over the past year, dozens of businesses have come and gone, but on the whole, they’re mostly coming. At least 30 restaurants have opened doors this year, from sandwich shops to whiskey bars with $22 entrees and a brewery with Puerto Rican food. West Michigan’s capacity for great food may reach a ceiling at some point, but we don’t seem to be anywhere near it yet. Here’s our look back on 2017.
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