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Host to Grand Rapids’ “Class A” convention center and three first-rate hotels including the new JW Marriott, this area offers classic arts, entertainment, and restaurants. Thousands of daytime office workers are just steps away.
Just steps away from the riverfront hotels, this epicenter of Grand Rapids is flourishing with boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops along its tree-lined street, and the centrally located Monroe Center Parking Ramp offers 60 minutes of free customer parking. The Grand Rapids Art Museum attracts thousands of visitors each year, and downtown workers, residents, and visitors enjoy unique programming at the adjacent Rosa Parks Circle.
A traditional business district conveniently located between three regional medical centers and several cultural organizations including: the Grand Rapids Public Library, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, and St. Cecilia Music Society. The buildings are perfect for small shops and retail boutiques desiring high visibility and easy access.
Contemporary and dynamic, significant redevelopments of entertainment and living spaces makes this is one of the newest hotspots in Grand Rapids, attracting many young adults. Home to the Grand Rapids Ballet Company’s new theatre, as well as the popular Founder’s Brewery and the Intersection Lounge.
Home to the Van Andel Arena, this entertainment district is buzzing with progressive restaurants and night clubs, and some of Grand Rapids’ most popular venues.
Avenue of the Arts
The Avenue of the Arts is an edgy trendsetting corridor, celebrating diversity, innovation, music, and art. This renovated area has become home to affordable artist lofts and unique live/work spaces, and is an emerging arts center in the core of downtown Grand Rapids.