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The always amazing YMCA White Elephant Sale!

The always amazing YMCA White Elephant Sale!

It Happens Only Once A Year!
 
The always amazing YMCA White Elephant Sale!
 
Friday, April 29
($5 admission from 8 to 9:30 AM, Free 9:30 AM to 8 PM)
 
and Saturday, April 30
(Free: 9 AM to 3 PM)
 
Same location as last year:
3450 Plainfield Avenue, NW . . . Half-mile north of I-96
 
Every single item will be sold in just two days!  It has taken our YMCA Service Club FOUR MONTHS to haul everything into this huge building!   Past customers know . . .

Parkside the Neighborhood Store

Parkside the Neighborhood Store

Parkside Market is located at 1153 Fulton St. NW, just a short walk from John Ball Park. This is a market that has been around for many years to serve the neighborhood.

A couple years ago, the market was purchased and remodeled, making it all fresh & new again. Just recently I stopped there to purchase a few items only to notice that stock in the store seemed to be very sparse. It gave me a bad feeling and I was thinking to myself, “Don’t tell me this is going to be a business of the past soon.”

Parkside probably has one of the best Polish Kielbasas in the entire city of Grand Rapids, along with so many other great fresh meat case offerings. If you have not tried it yet and you like Kielbasa, make a point of stopping in and getting some. You will love it.

The clerks in the store are very friendly to everyone who comes in the door. The store caters to shut-ins, even delivering their groceries to them.

Wealthy Street Renovation New Home for Jeffrey Richard Salon

Wealthy Street Renovation New Home for Jeffrey Richard Salon

The Jeffrey Richard Salon begins a new era at 742 Wealthy St. After a $500K renovation they opened their doors April 11th in the Wealthy Street Business District. They are a locally owned & independent Aveda concept salon celebrating it's 11th anniversary this year.

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G-Sync - At The Intersection of Houston and Portland

G-Sync - At The Intersection of Houston and Portland

From Rapid Growth:

Numerous studies tell us that as oil prices rise, major population shifts begin. But most importantly, our personal transportation choices are subject to change -- especially in urban areas.

If you have traveled abroad, then you know very well what cities have excellent public transportation and you know which ones don't.

The lack of good public transportation is why you get a Houston, but once in a while, you get a Portland. Successful public transportation all comes down to planning.

The United Nations conducted a worldwide population study a few years ago, showing that by the year 2030, our urban centers will contain the vast majority of population growth. People will be migrating back to the cities because essential services are best served in dense regions.

While the mega-cities will grab plenty of headlines and people, the significant new growth will be happening within the smaller cities.

Record Store Day Puts a New Spin on Buying Local

Record Store Day Puts a New Spin on Buying Local

From REVUE:

On April 16, independent record stores across the country will celebrate Record Store Day. Though this "holiday" is young, it remains the best way to support the best places to find music: local, independent record stores.

"If you look at a lot of national press on music sales in record stores, it's always negative. However, the secret here is that within the independent sector of record stores, a lot of us are thriving," said Chris Brown, vice president of New England's Bull Moose Records.

Brown is also responsible for first proposing the idea of Record Store Day.

"You know how an idea pops out of your fingers while you're typing?

Brewery Spotlight: Brewery Vivant

Brewery Spotlight: Brewery Vivant

From REVUE:

It's only fitting that worshipers at the alter of ale would have blind faith in microbrews produced inside an old funeral home chapel. Before even opening its heavy wooden door to the public on Dec. 20, Brewery Vivant had sold more than 100 "Monk Club" memberships.

"People joined our mug club before even tasting our beer," said Jason Spaulding, who co-owns the brewery with wife, Kris.

The brewery has nearly reached its 500-member Monk Club capacity in just three months, and is evolving quickly. This might have something to do with the fact that Spaulding has done this before, as co-founder of New Holland Brewing Company.

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