Grand Rapids Neighborhood Places - A Great Place to Be Somebody! Part 2

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX SUNQUEST - Downtown

The Kopper Top Stockbridge Neighborhood Grand Rapids, MichiganBut when we walk into a place like The Kopper Top located in the Stockbridge Neighborhood, and sit under the unique canopy of lights commemorating whatever holiday is imminent, or enjoy the coldest beer we have ever had in one of the oldest taverns in town at The Pickwick, located in the revitalized East Hills Neighborhood, we are SOMEBODY.

Frequent these places often enough - and who wouldn't? and eventually, we have a favorite table, waitress, and meal.  Just like Cheers everybody knows your name.

Now when I go to Jersey Junction, located in East Grand Rapids, indulge in an ice cream and think of all the times I sat there with my Dad who ordered one cone for himself, one for me, and one for my dog—Clooney, I know what it is to be SOMEBODY.

Or when I watch a film in the historic Wealthy Theatre, located in the Wealthy Theatre District, I know that my being there makes a neighborhood stronger, that I am important to the place were I live and work and play.

People know my name. We talk. We laugh. We share. Therefore, I exist – I AM SOMEBODY!  And it is in these places that I feel love and joy and alive. And isn't that what life is all about? 

 

to be continued..

 

 

 

 

Kopper Top Neighborhood Places Art by Jane Vanderlaan  mejaneink@comcast.net

Copyright 2008 Amy Miller and Neighborhood Places All Rights Reserved

Comments (11)

Nannette Turner
eXp Realty LLC - Lynchburg, VA
Online Marketing Home Ownership Advocate Specialis
That is why it is called home, Amy.  Your post explains the feeling of your town very well.  I'd visit, if it wasn't so darn cold up there!
Mar 20, 2008 10:13 PM
Chip Jefferson
Gibbs Realty and Auction Company - Columbia, SC
I like the way you end the post. I'll be checking back for the rest of the story :)
Mar 20, 2008 11:29 PM
Lola Audu
Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate - Grand Rapids, MI
Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
This is a remarkable series Amy.  I love the illustrated picture.
Mar 21, 2008 02:37 AM
Katie Graham
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate
It reminds me of going to the "Frosty Tip" for an ice cream when spending the summers in Green Bay, Wis. with my grandparents.
Mar 27, 2008 10:46 AM
Jane Wallace
HomeSmart Realty - Denver, CO
CRS | SRES, Denver Real Estate
What about YesterDog I used to live in Eastown on Ethel street in the 1980's and we went to the Intersection and the Eastown Tavern. I spent many a night at The Kopper Top since I grew up on the West Side. Pickwick Too, I like that restaurant across the street (Cherry Inn?) Fun Post brings back memories...
Mar 27, 2008 10:53 AM
Amy Miller
RE/MAX SUNQUEST - Downtown - Grand Rapids, MI
RE/MAX SunQuest 616-262-7707

Nanette:  We are all waiting for this cold weather to disappear.  Thanks for your comments.

 

 

Mar 27, 2008 12:13 PM
Amy Miller
RE/MAX SUNQUEST - Downtown - Grand Rapids, MI
RE/MAX SunQuest 616-262-7707

Thanks Lola.  I am still trying to figure my way around this website.  I need more Lola coaching.  How's your next week look?

 

Mar 27, 2008 12:15 PM
Amy Miller
RE/MAX SUNQUEST - Downtown - Grand Rapids, MI
RE/MAX SunQuest 616-262-7707

Jane:  Stay tuned we bring on some more favorite places including Yesterdog real soon.  Thanks for your heartfelt comments.

 

Mar 27, 2008 12:17 PM
Anonymous
Jane

To view all of artist Jane VanderLaan's Neighborhood Places illustrations as well as more of her work, visit: http://www.myspace.com/mejaneink Thanks!

Jun 13, 2008 12:25 AM
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Anonymous
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You go girl.

 

 

Jun 13, 2008 02:49 AM
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Anonymous
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You go girl.

 

 

Jun 13, 2008 02:49 AM
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