GRAND RAPIDS, MI -A forgotten street in Grand Rapids’ Heritage Hill neighborhood is going to get a temporary face-lift this weekend. Volunteers with the “Build a Better Block” project are trying to prove that with a few minor changes State Street SE can become a vibrant part of the community again. The plan includes installing temporary pop-up shops, new streetscapes, and demonstration projects, like turning a vacant museum into a movie theater that serves beer. The DDA has invested $15,000 in the experiment, hoping that it inspires new ideas and redevelopment. The event runs both Saturday and Sunday. The pubic is invited to come down and check it out.
Posted at 9:00 PM, May 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-17 21:02:39-04
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