Downtown – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Isaac Kremer/ August 28, 2019/ beer, downtown, placemaking, storefront/ 0 comments

We only had a short time to visit so focused our walking and looking in the area around Van Andel Arena. This provided a surprisingly lively subject, even if it was a little top heavy with beer-related establishments.

Grand Rapids Brewing Company


J. Gardella’s Tavern

Tavern on the Green

Liked the touch of sign painting here.

Grand Woods


Downtown Ambassadors

Utility Box Painting

And, while we didn’t have time to catch a photo, we did see the Founders compound too, but that is another story for another visit and future post.

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About Isaac Kremer

A nationally recognized downtown revitalization leader, downtowns Isaac managed achieved $350 million of investment, 1,300 jobs created, and were 2X Great American Main Street Award Semifinalist and a 1X GAMSA winner in 2023. His work has been featured in Newsday, NJBIZ, ROI-NJ, TapInto, and USA Today. Isaac is a Main Street America Revitalization Professional (MSARP) with additional certifications from the National Parks Service, Project for Public Spaces, and the National Development Council.

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