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Thank You!

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Thank you to Rockford General Trades for supporting our efforts in revitalizing Grand Rapids' 20 unique business districts!

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Corner stores get FIT!

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 Neighborhood Ventures is proud to partner with The MSU College of Human Medicine for Project FIT, a program for the prevention of childhood obesity.  This program, funded through a $1M grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, will help corner store markets increase access to healthy food options.  

Read more about it in last week's Rapid Growth article.

Or here on mLive.com.

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Bulls Eye!

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 Many of today’s conversations around commercial real estate and economic development focus on the bull’s eye and the outer ring – in name, our downtown and the suburbs.  Rightfully so in many cases, and certainly not to diminish the incredibly important work being accomplished in these target areas.  But what is overlooked in conversations about the potential of Grand Rapids is our true “sweet spot” – the interior ring of our neighborhood business districts. 

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Shaken not stirred

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 You have heard the old adage.  But instead of a quick pick me up, worthy of a man named James – I’d like to think this is more of a feeling that we in the neighborhood business districts of Grand Rapids are experiencing this year.  Neighborhood Ventures is no exception. 

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Tastes of Grand Rapids Neighborhoods

Grand Rapids neighborhoods can boast a long list of great places to eat. Even with the down economy, more and more restaurants, eateries, and bars are opening up to add to the diverse array of options for eating out.  Recent restaurant openings include the Winchester (648 Wealthy),  Corez Wine Bar (919 Cherry),Brick Road Pizza (1017 Wealthy), and soon to open, the Electric Cheetah (1015 Wealthy). But the oldies are still goodies. Places like Garibalidi (1627 S. Division), Southern Fish Fry (1269 Madison), Bombay Cuisine (1420 Lake Drive), Cherry Deli (834 Cherry), and many more have been serving some of the best meals in town for years.

 We want to hear from you! Tell us where your favorite place is to eat - both the neighborhood hangouts and the neighborhood secrets - and let's go out and enjoy the great tastes of our Grand Rapids neighborhoods.

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welcome

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Welcome to the Neighborhood Ventures' new website. We want to give a big thank you to the Dorothy Johnson Center for Philanthropy for granting us the funding for this venture as well as the Community Media Center for creating this site. Please stay tuned in as we will be regularly posting exciting news and events occuring in our neighborhood business districts.

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