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Rivertown corridor welcomes two new restaurants

Rivertown corridor welcomes two new restaurants

GRANDVILLE, Mich.—Two new restaurants are now open along the bustling Rivertown corridor in Grandville.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop, located at 3076 44th St. SW, served up its first sandwiches to customers on August 13.  The restaurant is the first of its kind in West Michigan.  Potbelly’s offers indoor and outdoor seating.  The menu includes sandwiches, soups, salads, cookies and chips.

Just before Potbelly’s grand opening, West Michigan welcomed its first Five Guys Burger and Fries.  The restaurant is located just a couple doors down from Potbelly’s.  Days after Five Guys’ grand opening, people were still lining up to get a taste of the franchise’s famous hamburgers.

Both restaurants are located in front of Cabela’s, which opened to the public in March.

Jenison Street Dance returns August 17

Jenison Street Dance returns August 17

GRANDVILLE, Mich.--  People will be dancing in the streets Saturday in Jenison.

The annual Jenison Street Dance runs Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Cottonwood Drive and Church Street in Jenison.  This year’s event will feature a free kid’s zone, live music, dancing performances, local food vendors and a beer tent.

The Jenison Street Dance began with Culver’s owner Mavis Byers, who thought the Jenison community needed some event to identify their town.  Since then the vent has grown to involve more than 50 businesses, churches and organizations, including the Grandville-Jenison Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Grandville-Jenison, Kenowa-Ambucs, the American Legion Post 459 and Alive Ministries.


Schedule of Events

1:00 p.m. - Opening/National Anthem
1:05 p.m. - Alive Ministries - Swing Dance
1:50 p.m. - Polka with Cousin Eddie - Polka*
2:10 p.m. - Mascot Dance Off
2:25 p.m.

McDonald's opens Grandville location, adds 80 new jobs to local economy

McDonald's opens Grandville location, adds 80 new jobs to local economy

GRANDVILLE, Mich.-- Michigan’s newest McDonald’s, at 2980 44th St., in Grandville, hosted a grand opening celebration Friday, August 9  featuring local dignitaries, a ribbon cutting and a $500 check presentation to the Grandville High School Band.

The new restaurant features McDonald’s contemporary design with seating for more than 60 people and two flat screen televisions to provide customers with a welcoming, inviting and memorable dining experience every time they visit. The restaurant also has side-by-side dual order points at the drive-through for fast, accurate and friendly service.

The new restaurant also means more jobs for West Michigan.

Restaurant ribbon cutting August 9

Restaurant ribbon cutting August 9

GRANDVILLE, Mich.—Another restaurant is opening in Grandville.

City officials will cut the ribbon to McDonald’s August 9 at 10 a.m.  The new restaurant is located at 2980 44th St., in front of Cabela’s.  Ronald McDonald will stop by for the celebration at 11 a.m.

McDonald’s grand opening celebration also includes a Ronald McDonald magic show 11 a.m. on August 16 and prize drawings on August 17 and August 14.  

Breweries create new beer to support trees

Breweries create new beer to support trees

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Seventeen area breweries are showing their support for trees by creating a new brew.

Each brewery will have its own version of craft tree beer on tap from Sunday, August 4 to Saturday, August 10.  The brewers used ingredients such as maple, oak and cherry to make their tree-inspired beer.  For each pint of craft tree beer sold, select breweries will donate $1 to the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks’ Urban Forest Project.  The remaining breweries are organizing other events and promotions to benefit the Urban Forest Project. The money will be used to create an official Brewers Grove within the city.

Participating breweries include:

Five Guys Burgers and Fries to open in Grandville

Five Guys Burgers and Fries to open in Grandville

GRANDVILLE, Mich.—A popular restaurant franchise is opening in Grandville.

The Grandville Chamber of Commerce will help cut the ribbon on “Five Guys Burgers and Fries” August 12.  The ceremony begins at 10 a.m.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries serves up handmade burgers with fresh-cut fries cooked in pure peanut oil.  The new franchise is located in the same retail space as Cabela’s, off Ivanrest Avenue and 44th Street SW.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries began in Washington D.C in 1986.  The business now has more than 1,000 franchise locations nationwide, including 23 in Michigan.  The only other franchises in West Michigan are at 3155 West Shore Dr. In Holland and 6286 Westnedge in Portage.

Brewers Grove to take shape October 17

Brewers Grove to take shape October 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—  "Friends of Grand Rapids Parks" is getting reading to plant a new green space for Grand Rapids, made possible by 17 area breweries.

The ceremonial planting of Brewers Grove will take place October 17 at Riverside Park.  The event will also include a beer-inspired movie showing inside the park at dusk.  Visitors will be allowed to bring growlers.

Brewers Grove is being funded by tree beer sales.  Each participating brewery created their own version of tree beer.  The fundraiser began August 5, with many breweries donating $1 from each pint sold to the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks' Urban Forest Project.  Other participating breweries created events and promotions for the fundraising campaign.

Participating breweries include: