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.
Get ready to rock and swig — Foreigner is making a very special appearance in Grand Rapids at Broad Leaf Local Beer on August 10.
Jim Lower — who has worked his way up from Home Depot employee, legislative staffer, village manager, county commissioner and now state representative — was campaign-ready when he greeted Revue recently at a downtown Lansing coffee shop.
Now that the summer heat is arriving, everyone is looking for some way to get outside and enjoy the sun. One of the best ways is to spend some time this weekend enjoying the rich culture in downtown Grand Rapids while the 50th Annual Festival of the Arts kicks off.
History may be repeating itself in Grand Rapids as efforts to expand representation on the City Commission face potential headwinds from local business advocates.
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