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Enjoy FREE Museum Admission During Museums Free 4 All!

By SVG / March 20, 2015 / 0 Comments

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) 439-1927

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New Downtown Condos Coming to Historic Grand Rapids Building!

By SVG / December 31, 2014 / 0 Comments

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  

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SVG’s Weekend Guide to ArtPrize!

By SVG / September 18, 2014 / 0 Comments

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…

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