Enjoy FREE Museum Admission During Museums Free 4 All!

Enjoy FREE Museum Admission During Museums Free 4 All!

Looking for a fantastic, fun and FREE spring event for the whole family? Look no further than Museums Free 4 All in Downtown Grand Rapids on April 26! The event, which is open to everyone, is hosted by Amway and grants patrons free admission from noon – 5pm at the following venues: Grand Rapids Art Museum Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Grand Rapids Public Museum Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. When you’re done making the rounds of your favorite museums, stop by Grand Rapids Art Museum’s Wege Plaza for special activities and the opportunity to win some great prizes! Free shuttles will be running to and from all participating museums. For more details, please visit the official Museums Free 4 All website! For more information about events and festivals taking place in and around downtown Grand Rapids, please contact SVG Real Estate Firm at (616)...

New Downtown Condos Coming to Historic Grand Rapids Building!

New Downtown Condos Coming to Historic Grand Rapids Building!

It’s official! The Olds Manor building located at 201 Michigan St NW will soon undergo an exciting conversion to a multi-use residential retail building called ‘The Rowe.’ Olds Manor, which is located just east of the Grand River next to the downtown post office, is downtown Grand Rapids’ last remaining major vacant building and has been owned by RDV Corp. since 2002, when it was purchased from Peter Secchia by Rich DeVos and Jay Van Andel for $4.5 million. The building will undergo a complete restoration of its beautiful historic facade, along with the creation of an underground parking garage. When complete, The Rowe will feature dining and shopping venues on the ground floor, apartments on the third through ninth floors, and new condominiums on the upper two floors. The building originally served as a downtown Grand Rapids hotel in the 1920s through the 1960s. Construction on the new project is slated to begin in the Spring of 2015. For more information about condo developments in and around downtown Grand Rapids, please contact SVG Real Estate Firm at (616) 439-1927...

SVG’s Weekend Guide to ArtPrize!

SVG’s Weekend Guide to ArtPrize!

It’s that time of the year again! Art Prize, the international art competition located right here in downtown Grand Rapids, begins on Thursday, September 24th, and runs through October 12th. While exhilarating, the task of navigating through large crowds to view countless art venues can be a tad overwhelming, so we’ve created an easy weekend guide for everything you need to know to make your experience fun and stress-free! Before starting out, stop by any Grand Rapids Meijer location or Art Prize voting site to purchase 2 bus wristbands for $5. This pass gives you unlimited bus rides for all 19 days of Art Prize and can be used on the Silver Line, DASH, and The Rapid. Also, be sure to download the updated Art Prize mobile app available for Apple and Android. The new version allows you to create lists of specific pieces you’d like to see and then share them with your friends and family. You can even map out your own routes! FRIDAY  4:00pm If you’re not already downtown, catch the Silver Line or DASH to Michigan Ave near DeVos Place and check out Art Prize’s West Side and North Monroe route along the Grand River. Enjoy beautiful river views from both the historic 6th Street Bridge and the pedestrian Blue Bridge. Don’t miss the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum or the adjacent Ah-Nab-Awen Park where you can enjoy a break on the lawn and take in the outdoor exhibits.  7:00pm Stop for dinner at one of the many bustling restaurants downtown, but be sure to call ahead and make reservations if possible. For casual dining in a relaxed setting, check...

Clark Place Condominiums

Clark Place Condominiums

[youtube=http://youtu.be/UdRwoMUvA3s] Clark Place Condominiums fills two of the much needed niches in the Downtown Grand Rapids condo market – luxury condos and generous floor plans of about 3,200 square feet per unit at a VERY reasonable price. Some of the great features at Clark Place include: Loft-like character with high ceilings, exposed brick and large picture windows Extra large kitchens featuring solid stone countertops, stainless appliances and ceramic tiles floors Large walk-through closets with custom shelving adjoining each bedroom Your own private secure garage. Thick concrete walls between units for maximum sound proofing  Amazing price per square foot! A park-like common area with multiple grills. A 100 seat amphitheater, perfect for summer concerts. Great location near downtown and main corridors. Pets welcome! (Restrictions apply for certain breeds of dogs) Don’t miss your opportunity to live in the hottest new Downtown Grand Rapids Condos, Clark Place Condominiums! Call us at 616-284-1528 to schedule your showing appointment! Clark Place Condos are currently listed by Brad Veneklase with Parkland...

10 Things to Look Forward to when Grand Rapids Downtown Market Opens this Saturday!

10 Things to Look Forward to when Grand Rapids Downtown Market Opens this Saturday!

After months of anticipation, it’s finally here, folks… The outdoor section of the Grand Rapids Downtown Market on Ionia Ave will officially open tomorrow morning at the stroke of 8:00 AM! This momentous milestone marks an exciting and fresh new chapter in the city of Grand Rapids’ downtown residential and retail expansion. Here are 10 things you can look forward to when the Downtown Market opens tomorrow: 1. Over 200 free parking spots! That’s right, an adjacent lot will have room for over 200 vehicles to park for no cost at all. If you want to take advantage of the convenience of the lot, you’ll want to get there early, though. For those who miss out, you can still get a close spot at the metered spaces available along Ionia. 2. 80 vendors offering up fresh West Michigan wares! B&B Farms, Crane Dance Farm, Fish Monger’s Wife, Great Harvest Bread Co., Klackle Orchards, Robinette’s Winery & Apple Haus, The Great American Bagel and Visser Farms are just a handful of names you’ll see when browsing the market. Leave yourself plenty of time to visit them all! 3. First LEED certified Outdoor Market in the country! Also known as ‘West Michigan’s first Communal Table’, the market project, which will soon include a year-round Indoor Marketplace of artisan retailers, a restaurant, bakery, brewery, commercial kitchen and rooftop greenhouse, will be 25,000 total square feet of scrumptious sustainability! 4. Opening Day music and street performers.  Bring the kids, because this farmer’s market is going to offer a whole lot more than just vegetables! 5. Eventual Food Cart & Food Truck vendors. Yep, plans...

Marketplace Makeover Coming to Grand Rapids this Summer!

Marketplace Makeover Coming to Grand Rapids this Summer!

Get ready, downtown Grand Rapids … city life is about to get a whole lot fresher! Picture this scene, if you will: You come home from work to your funky urban flat only to realize you don’t have any of the salad ingredients you need to make dinner. No worries – just stroll on over a block or two to the newly opened Grand Rapids Downtown Market, where farmer’s market vendors will be displaying fresh farm stand produce while a row of indoor marketplace vendors offer everything from artisan oils and vinegars to coffee and freshly popped kettle corn. Or maybe you need a bit of unwind time after a long day’s work – simply head on down for a stint at the spa that’s just below your condo unit. Don’t forget to indulge in a favorite cafe beverage while you’re out so you can enjoy some people watching! If you think you must be in Paris or Rome think again – you’re in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids! And this scenario will be just another everyday perk for GR’s city residents as soon as this summer, when two major housing and retail development projects converge on the Heartside neighborhood with the aim of creating and sustaining a vibrantly diverse and upbeat atmosphere in an area of the city that has been overlooked for far too long. The first project, Tapestry Square, developed by Jonathon Bradford of the urban revitalization organization Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF), will be comprised of a 4-block mixed housing and retail space at the corner of Wealthy St and Division Ave S, with...