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Downtown dates: bunny hop from place to place

As the in-laws and relatives are piling into your space for the holiday, escape to Downtown Kalamazoo. Free your mind with the help of local artists at another monthly installment of Art Hop! It’s finally warm outside, so take advantage of walking the Kalamazoo Mall and surrounding streets with friends and fellow artists this Friday.…

Downtown dates: Irving’s more than a market

It’s not Wal-Mart, but it’s not your corner liquor store or Walgreen’s either. No, Irving’s is a gem of downtown and lifesaver for those living in the lofts and condos surrounding Kalamazoo Mall. It is a grocery, deli and coffee shop. It’s warm, chic design is consumer friendly. There are no isles to make you…

Paint the town green this Sunday!

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Detroit (March 14th) marks its 52nd year and I have been attending [almost] every year for about the last 20 or so.   Each year the parade draws more and more people who come out to enjoy the HUGE party that flows into the streets of downtown…

Downtown Dates: New fun at Olde Peninsula’s

The Ticket!, by way of the Kalamazoo Gazette, recently ran an article about Olde Peninsula’s offering euchre tournament on Wednesday nights, along with live music and $2 pints. The winner of the tournament walks away with a gift certificate. Well, my own Wednesday nights are spent churning out pages on an assembly line of breaking…

Take advantage of the deals

I am taking a break from Downtown Dates to share this: I am about to share my   one of my secrets with you, under one condition: you must not trace it back to me. I am going to share with you a way to save on your night out. With a host of movies…

Downtown Dates: Hop around downtown Feb. 5!

It’s that time again!

Art Hop starts this Friday, Feb. 5, and goes from 5-9 p.m.Imagine local artist teaming up with your favorite local businesses to make a night of creative frenzy. It’s better than a trip to the museum because this art comes from the hearts and minds of people who live right next door.