Shopping in Grand Rapids

Lobster or Fondue Lunch for Two, or Gelato-Making Class with Lunch for Two at The Local Epicurean (Up to 50% Off)

The Local Epicurean

Heartside-Downtown

Foodie haven curates rich lobster lunch finished with lemon sorbet, fondue meal with blended cheese or dark chocolate, and gelato making

$39 $20

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Light or Standard Bike Tune-Up at Gap 30 Cycles (Up to 42% Off)

Gap 30 Cycles

Grand Rapids

Passionate bike pros get gears ready for spring with a light or standard tune-up

$75 $45

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$20 for Two $20 Vouchers for Supplements at Complete Nutrition

Complete Nutrition

Kentwood

Shoppers bulk up with muscle-building powder, burn fat with weight loss supplements and maximize workout results with hormone boosters

$20 $10

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Jewelry, Furs, and other unique Items at Always, Betti (50% Off)

Always, Betti

East Fulton Business Association - Midtown

Selection of fine estate jewelry, fine furs, necklaces, brooches, engagement rings, sterling silver, & select quality items

$50 $25

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$38 for a Black Power iPhone 5 and 5S Case with Backup Battery at Academy of Commons ($80 Value)

Academy of Commons

Online Deal

Protective black case snugly fits the iPhone 5 and 5S and provides a comfortable nonslip grip as well as a backup battery

$80 $38

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$15 for $30 Worth of New and Used Designer Clothing, Accessories, and Home Decor at blue boutiques

blue boutiques

Downtown

Goodwill boutique stocks trendy apparel and accessories, proceeds from which go toward job training, placement, and retention programs

$30 $15

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Solid Brass Knobs and Appliance Pulls at Century Hardware (Up to 55% Off). Two Options Available.

Century Hardware

Kentwood

Handcrafted, decorative knobs and pulls for kitchen and bath spaces

$99 $49

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$10 for $20 Worth of New and Used Home Improvement Items and More at ReStore

ReStore

Multiple Locations

Proceeds from new and gently used electrical supplies, paintbrushes, cabinetry, couches, and appliances help fund Habitat for Humanity

$20 $10

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$9 for 2014 Discount Membership to KeyCard ($25 Value)

KeyCard

Multiple Locations

Membership grants discounts to more than 500 West Michigan merchants spanning all kinds of products and services from Sonic to Great Clips

$25 $9

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44- or 1,386-Piece Fireworks Pack or $18 for $30 Worth of Fireworks at Pro Fireworks

Pro Fireworks

Multiple Locations

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a collection of fireworks

$30 $18

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Assorted-Fireworks Bundle (57% Off)

Phantom Fireworks

Grand Rapids

Light up the sky with bundles of fireworks packed with rockets, Roman candles, firecrackers, aerial repeaters, and ground blooms

$69.99 $30

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Select Local Merchants

Shortly after emigrating to Grand Rapids from his native Netherlands, 14-year-old Herman Baker began part-time work at this uncle's bookstore. Among the shelves, Herman developed a love for religious texts that prompted him to found Baker Book House in 1939, with 500 books from his personal library. These days, Baker Book House's faith-based stock has expanded to include more than 100,000 used and remainder titles, out-of-print Christian works, Bibles of every stripe, and new books and eBooks.

Along with enticing reads, the store supplies religious DVDs, CDs by popular Christian artists such as Third Day, and church supplies including stoles, which supply an engaging alternative to watching your pastor reenact his favorite Transformers movie. In addition to its Christian inventory, Baker Book House hosts frequent events such as lectures and Q&As with religious authors and scholars.

2768 E Paris Ave SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

For more than 75 years spanning three generations, the Romence family has sourced and grown plants and shrubs. The garden specialists tend to 1,000+ varieties of perennials, annuals, and smaller trees that peacefully cohabitate six acres of greenhouse space, ensuring that each specimen receives a proper diet of sunshine, water, and fertilizer. Whether tailoring gardening advice for homeowners or commercial gardeners, the green-thumbed experts suggest appropriate plants and provide insight on design all while making considerations for light and pests.

In addition to vegetative life forms, the independent garden center contains a selection of tools and decorative items for indoor and outdoor planting projects. The online plant library provides a full biography on each specimen, including its Latin name, nickname, and alma mater. Romence Gardens & Greenhouses extends delivery services for local orders based on flat rates determined by each plant's likelihood of motion sickness.

265 Lakeside Dr NE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Not only does the staff at Gamer Doc of Grand Rapids know how to unite the Triforce and rescue Princess Zelda, turn the tide of the Covenant invasion, or defend against a Zergling Rush as Protoss, they share the exultation of these triumphs with others. The gaming experts equip players with both retro Nintendo favorites and the latest games. They rent thousands of games, in addition to selling and buying new and used games. Technicians can also repair injured gaming consoles, including XBox 360s, Sony PlayStations, and Nintendo Wiis, in addition to cell phones and laptops suffering from cholera.

Adjacent to the store?s main room, a group gaming room sprawls out over 1,100 square feet, where combatants recline in black leather chairs during parties and tournaments. The room boasts nine networked gaming consoles and a 10-foot high-definition projector that reveals even Princess Peach gets zits on occasion.

5161 Northland Dr
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Grand River Music selects its instructors not only for their musical prowess, but also for their demonstrable teaching abilities. Students of all experience levels can strum the taut veins of guitars, bass guitars, banjos, or mandolins or study music theory to gain a deeper understanding of chords, harmonies, and the saxophone solos of Plato and Aristotle. Singing classes strengthen vocal cords, and song-writing classes encourage self-expression with reliable formulas. The school’s JamCamp gives blossoming musicians exposure to a collaborative group setting where they can learn to harmonize with other musicians and argue about which incarnation of Fleetwood Mac was the most authentic.

Grand River Music also stocks an inventory of instruments available for purchase, ranging from mandolins, banjos, and amps to acoustic guitars, bass guitars, and electric guitars. Students can also buy preowned vocal cords with their last words still intact. :m

1533 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Jaden James Brewery isn't the Bonga family's first foray into the world of sippable fermentation. In the same space where they now create specialty beers, they've spent years crafting wines from the fruits of Michigan's bountiful vineyards and orchards.

"So many people come for the wine, but we often get one half of a couple who says, 'I like beer,'" says Bob Bonga. The brewery's current selection includes a cream ale to be savored between bites of pretzels, a Russian Imperial Stout, and an oatmeal porter that Bob characterizes as "wonderfully dark, with roasted tones of chocolate and coffee." The juice of apples harvested in northwest Grand Rapids goes into hard ciders.

The family also prepares a short list of snacks for visitors. In the future, the Bongas may grow their menu further by distilling their own liquors.

4665 Broadmoor Ave SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Michigan Awesome's collection of tank tops, tees, hoodies, and baby onesies burst at the seams with civic pride for the Great Lakes State. The company's apparel comes emblazoned with clever geographical slogans “Smitten with the Mitten” and “Home Is Where The Hand Is.” Their shirts also give shout-outs to cities such as Flint, Grand Rapids, and Detroit, and proudly state “4 out of 5 Great Lakes Prefer Michigan.” Made from durable American Apparel cotton shirt material and screen-printed in the state itself, the tops combine striking colors and cleverness to leave regional rivals green with envy. Michigan Awesome also helps drivers rep their state while on the road, slapping many of their most popular slogans on eye-catching stickers.

926 Division Avenue South
Grand Rapids,
MI
US