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Mexicantown

Day 230: Mexicantown

In the shadows of the Michigan Central Station and the Ambassador Bridge on the fringe of downtown Detroit is Mexicantown. Like other major metropolitan cities with small ethnic communities, Detroit’s

Horizon Books

Day 228: Horizon Books

Books, magazines, music, authors, good coffee—Horizon Books is a place that has always, “Prided itself on being a person’s third place (the other place people spend time beside work and

The Great Fox Brew Ha Ha

Day 226: The Great Fox Brew Ha Ha

The Great Fox Brew Ha Ha, hosted by Clear Channel and 101.3 Fox radio, is about to embark on their fourth consecutive year in production.  On January 20th and 21st,

GR Hopper

Day 221: GR Hopper

The GR Hopper provides a unique and beneficial service to the Grand Rapids area in offering transportation and a means of safe travel to individuals in the area.  The mission

Short's Brewing Company

Day 217: Short's Brewing Company

Huma-Lupa-Licious. Not only is it fun to drink, it’s fun to say. Short’s Brewing Company, located in Bellaire, and is known for its amazing craft brews. One of my personal

Higher Grounds

Day 214: Higher Grounds

Nestled in the Grand Traverse Commons community, is Higher Grounds Trading Company, where some awesome things are happening! Chris Treter (Owner and Co-Founder) explains, “We are a mission driven organization

Morsels Bakery

Day 199: Morsels Bakery

[box size=”large” border=”full”]Enter to win Morsels! Visit our Contests page![/box] Instead of ordering my own dessert, I’m the kind of person who would rather try a bite of everyone else’s

Downtown Smoking Club

Day 195: Downtown Smoking Club

For those who enjoy good company, some sort of hard liquor on the rocks, and an exceptional cigar, there is a one place worth mentioning that won’t involve stinking up

Light of Day Organics

Day 193: Light of Day Organics

When Angela Macke began Light of Day Organics in 2004, the company was called By the Light of day because she admits, “That is when I committed to get work done.”

Ramsdell Inn and TJ's Pub

Day 188: Ramsdell Inn and TJ's Pub

The Ramsdell Building has been a fixture in downtown Manistee since 1891, when it was built by lawyer and entrepreneur Thomas Jefferson Ramsdell.  (T.J. Ramsdell also built the city’s historic

Schnitz’s Deli

Day 182: Schnitz’s Deli

Schnitz’s World Famous Delicatessen can legitimately be categorized as a “diamond in the rough” for Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas.  Located at 1315 Fulton St. E, Schnitz Deli can

Karen and Darrin Brege

Day 181: Karen and Darrin Brege

Karen and Darrin Brege are a husband and wife team out of Brighton, Michigan. They are taking the Michigan literature arena by storm.  They have collaborated their talents by writing

Global Infusion

Day 180: Global Infusion

Grand Rapids has done an impressive job of keeping environmental advocacy, the support of sustainable and local goods, and the small business community alive.  Global Infusion is no exception. For

MomColoredGlasses

Day 179: MomColoredGlasses

An Indian spiritual leader, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, once said, “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother,

Yellow Door Art Market

Day 174: Yellow Door Art Market

One of the most common problems we all face with the holidays approaching is trying to brainstorm unique, thoughtful gifts for everyone on our lists. And while everyone loves a