Small Shops to Avoid the Big Box

One of the constant gripes that we hear of along the slow prod of progression is that the smaller businesses have been falling on to the wayside in favor of larger, corporate interests. Nowhere is this more apparent then when you take a look at where many mom-and-pop shops used to be along the Grand Rapids main roads, replaced with familiar logos and slogans that have homogenized the look of many cities across the country. If you’re looking to break that tradition though and to bring back the days of supporting smaller, local businesses, living in the Grand Rapids area provides you with a wealth of possibility as smaller businesses… Read More

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