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Old 01-20-2009, 02:11 PM
 
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I am a Detroit, Michigan resident thinking of moving to the Grand Rapids area in the coming years. I've heard different stories and rumors about Grand Rapids and alcohol, so I'd like to set the record straight:

Does anyone know, FOR SURE, if Grand Rapids is a dry county?


Thanks!
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: East Grand Rapids, MI
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Grand Rapids is not a county. It's a city.
I don't believe there are any dry counties in Michigan.

Grand Rapids is in Kent County.

Grand Rapids is home to a world-class brewery (Founders (http://www.foundersbrewing.com/home.php - broken link)) as well as a world-class beer-bar (Hopcat ). See for yourself.

GRNow.com has a great list of bars/clubs as well as a Wiki that shows daily drink specials.

I'm not sure who told you it was a dry "county" but I think they have the wrong idea about GR.
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Originally Posted by elaiiine3 View Post
I am a Detroit, Michigan resident thinking of moving to the Grand Rapids area in the coming years. I've heard different stories and rumors about Grand Rapids and alcohol, so I'd like to set the record straight:

Does anyone know, FOR SURE, if Grand Rapids is a dry county?


Thanks!

Ottawa County to the West had restrictions on liquor sales on Sundays, up until I think this past year. That might be where the confusion comes from.
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:13 PM
 
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I live in Grand Rapids and it is NOT a dry county. That being said, there are some cities that surround GR that have rules for Sunday sales. I believe that in some areas you can only buy beer but again, this is only on Sunday. I live in Kentwood and when I shop on Sunday afternoons the Meijer is selling alcohol.
Hope this helps. Why the move to Grand Rapids, huge unemployment rates, high foreclosure rates here too.
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:07 PM
 
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Zeeland used to be completley dry until recently. Ottawa county had a ban on sales of alcohol on Sunday which has been repealed in november of 08. Stick to the city of GR and you won't have to worry about any silly rules such as those coming back. (or stay in the Detroit area where this isn't an issue ever)
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:48 PM
 
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Very few individual cities still have some sort of ban or restriction. You can pretty much live anywhere in West Michigan and there are no laws or restrictions against alcohol. (Zeeland, Hudsonmville, Jenison and a few others are the exceptions.)
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:52 PM
 
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The biggest thing in Grand Rapids is you can't buy alcohol until noon on Sundays as opposed to 7am mon-sat.
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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The biggest thing in Grand Rapids is you can't buy alcohol until noon on Sundays as opposed to 7am mon-sat.
That's statewide, not just Grand Rapids.
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