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Smokin Js

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Smokin Js is the best alternative pipe & tobacco store in Grand Rapids with 2,000 square feet of alternative culture awesomeness. With over 2,000 products Smokin Js has something for every member of the family and unique products not found in traditional retail locations. From hand blown glass pipes to rope sandals, Smokin Js has what you are looking for.

133 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Western Michigan University - Grand Rapids

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Marking 100 years of service to the Grand Rapids metropolitan community in 2009, WMU is deeply committed to the Fine Arts, which is a culturally important area for higher education and the communities we serve. The University’s art collection (conservatively valued above $3.5 million), includes drawings, paintings, prints, textiles, sculptures and ceramics that engender awareness and appreciation of the visual arts while enriching our lives in many subtle and under-appreciated ways. The Frostic School of Art, Department of Dance, School of Music, and the Department of Theatre together form the College of Fine Arts at WMU – a center dedicated to future-oriented creative excellence. WMU provides interdisciplinary opportunities to visual and performing artists in innovative spaces that foster the creation, exhibition, and study of art. Ample parking adjacent to building. View 2013 venue art at: http://youtu.be/0jIU3Gyk5iU

200 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Tavern On The Square

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With huge, wide windows and warm radiant and fireplace heat, Tavern on the Square provides great views of Grand Rapids' iconic Ionia St. Offers a diverse menu with Bar Fare, Yankee Tapas, Entrees, Sandwiches and Salads, along with 20 Draft Beers and Retro Cocktails.

100 Ionia Ave Sw, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Echo Salon

Salon with great window space right across the street from the hub!

24 Sheldon Blvd Se, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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San Chez Bistro

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Welcome to the most unique dining and entertainment venue in Grand Rapids. San Chez Bistro offers a blend of authentic European and Mediterranean cuisine in a fun, laid-back, and artful atmosphere. San Chez is Celebrating our 24th year as West Michigan’s only authentic tapas bistro, featuring the food and fun of Spain. Located at 38 W Fulton in the heart of downtown! Serving breakfast, lunch and Spanish style tapas 7 days a week! visit web site for more information www.sanchezbistro.com 616-774-8272

38 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Grand Woods Lounge

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Adjacent to Van Andel Arena and walking distance to other major city attractions, the Grand Woods Lounge offers a laid back, cabin-like atmosphere with a great menu, unique drinks, and nightly entertainment. The "Woods" is the perfect place to meet friends and family, and enjoy DRINKS, GRUB, and GROOVES!

77 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Ladies Literary Club

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41 Sheldon Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Fellowship for Emerging Curators Venue Three

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41 Sheldon Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Heart of West Michigan United Way

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Heart of West Michigan United Way supports, promotes and advocates for Kent County by working to achieve shared community goals in education, income and health. As a philanthropic leader and partner with strong West Michigan connections, we collaborate with businesses, other nonprofits and individuals to leverage gifts of time and money that benefit our community. Our goal is to work toward long-lasting impact that truly makes difference in Kent County. So while we support those who have fallen on hard times, we also work to identify the root causes of problems. Our work impacting the education, income and health of Kent County advances the common good – that is, it directs change and creates opportunities for a good life for all who live here. hwmuw.org

118 Commerce Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails

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The Wheelhouse features a contemporary twist on classic American bistro fare with seasonal recipes inspired by our Chef’s ongoing partnership with local suppliers. The distinctive menu is complemented by a list of artisan cocktails, select wines and Michigan craft brews. Situated in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, the restaurant is as lively as its setting in the Arena Place district. The multi-faceted concept is your neighborhood “go-to” for leisure or business. The large bar and porch hosts over 85 seats, making it the perfect place to unwind after work or enjoy a pre-concert cocktail. Additionally, the versatility of the dining room provides a relaxing space for an intimate dinner, featuring a menu that appeals to the foodie in all of us.

67 Ottawa Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Mayan Buzz Cafe

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This local and independently owned cafe is about providing premium quality espresso, coffee & tea products including house brewed chai in a friendly and welcoming environment. Sandwiches, smoothies and locally made bagels & donuts are also available. Free WI-FI, open mic Thursday evenings featuring original poetry and music, and a game and bookshelf await you.

208 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Acton Building (Acton Institute)

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The Acton Building, home to The Acton Institute (www.acton.org) and West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (www.wmcat.org) is a historic building that has recently been renovated and restored to emulate its original exterior design. Originally built in 1929 and known as the Watson Building, the brand new Acton building features a beautifully restored exterior, and the interior showcases restored hardwood floors, original wood beams and posts, with exposed wooden rafters and support beams. This building at the corner of Sheldon and Fulton is one of Grand Rapids most visible and beautiful historic buildings. Attention to detail, and an architectural faithfulness to the original design were paramount in this new remodeling.

98 East Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Douglas J Aveda Institute

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138 Commerce Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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The People Picture Company

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We are photo studio on South Division, right on the Avenue for the Arts strip in downtown Grand Rapids.

62 Division Ave. S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge

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Good Coffee - A Place To Gather Need a place to re-charge and rest your feet? Discover what locals already know: Lantern is a place of warm welcome, delicious drinks, and fresh local treats. (Vegans welcome!). Discover new art, reconnect with friends, or catch up with email and projects. You'll find the perfect spot, relaxing in comfortable chairs, focused at a study carrel, seated at our window bar, or gathered at a variety of tables. Sit outside with an iced beverage and watch the world pass by. Our baristas are happy to make a recommendation from our ever-changing menu of coffees including drip, pour-over, Aeropress, and espresso drinks. Offerings also include lattes, teas, hot chocolate, natural sodas, and juices. Committed to being waste-free, Lantern is grateful to be an intentional part of the Heartside neighborhood.

100 Commerce SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Waldron Public House

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Whether you’re looking for a casual bite or a more serious dining experience, McFadden's is sure to please. Still in your suit? Just take off your hard hat? Spend the day at a golf outing? It doesn’t matter, McFadden's makes everyone feel comfortable. The bartender will treat you like a regular, you'll hear the music you love, and everyone will be looking for fun. As the after-work hours roll into the evening hours, McFadden's gradually transforms into a world class party bar. No party is complete without music. The best party music of all time, from all decades, electrifies the night at McFadden's. We pride ourselves on providing a lively, safe, and fun late night atmosphere that attracts the town's best-looking crowd. Every night at McFadden's is a night you don't want to miss.

58 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Dime & Regal

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Dime & Regal is a simple and elegant shop that stocks local artists work including jewelry, scarves, bags, accessories, and fine art. These items are based on simplicity in both making and using, as well as keeping costs affordable for everyone. We offer one gallery wall for artists to show their work. Our exhibit for Artprize will focus on how line work and pattern are found within nature; a theme found in many historical cultures and mediums. Throughout history, textile, pattern, and design have often been used in the creation of functional objects; a practice still used today in the work of many local artists and makers.

209 Division Ave S., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Founders Brewing Co.

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Overlooking the brewing facilities, our taproom allows customers a look into where the beer magic happens. It’s a great testing ground for us, and on any particular day you will find numerous products on draft available only at Founders. The unique offering of specialty beers, the laid back atmosphere, and twice-weekly live music has helped to make our taproom a staple in the Grand Rapids community and a destination for travelers. Stop by whenever you can and experience it for yourself.

235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Van Andel Arena

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Van Andel Arena® — the Must Play Destination of Michigan's second largest and fastest-growing market — has thrust Grand Rapids into the forefront of the entertainment industry. The 12,000 plus capacity Van Andel Arena is managed by SMG, the leading private management company for public assembly facilities worldwide. The Arena was named in recognition of the largest benefactor, Jay and Betty Van Andel. Van Andel Arena and Grand Rapids offer the perfect combination of cosmopolitan flair and midwestern hospitality to make any event a success. Since marking its Grand Entrance on October 8, 1996, Van Andel Arena has attracted the biggest names in family shows, concerts and sporting events. Proud to be an outdoor Venue for ArtPrize 2013.

130 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Bistro Bella Vita

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Bistro Bella Vita, Restaurant of the Year, is located kitty-corner to the Van Andel Arena on the southwest side. This Essence Restaurant Group establishment is a popular downtown destination that delivers the ultimate dining experience with top-notch, personable service. Guests enjoy the unique downtown atmosphere and creative cuisine made from fresh, natural, local ingredients. Bistro's culinary team creates authentic, housemade recipes that blend the delicious flavors of the Mediterranean countryside with a perfectly paired beverage offering served by a devoted staff whose passion is to ensure your complete satisfaction.

44 Grandville SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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41 Sheldon Blvd, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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J.Gardella's Tavern

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Come experience "Old Town" Grand Rapids. Formerly a warehouse, this turn of the century old building is sure to charm with embossed metal ceilings, red brick walls, and gorgeous hand carved moldings.

11 Ionia, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom

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One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom is housed in the oldest Commercial Building in Grand Rapids. It is the venue of choice for local musicians who play there every Thursday night, and some Saturdays. Located in the theatre district, this venue also dedicates 2 walls in the east room to displaying works of art from the Grand Valley Artists Association, throughout the year, with the exception of ArtPrize. A favorite dining place for families, couples, business meetings and large groups delivering something to suit anyone's tastes! Their "one trick"....is hospitality!

136 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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38 Commerce, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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