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Old 01-27-2009, 09:05 AM
 
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Hi guys,

sorry to keep asking questions on my posts. I was just curious to know if Grand Rapids has any kind of seafood market (not restaurant) that carries som saltwater fish. I really hope so!

thank you.
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:21 AM
 
Location: East Grand Rapids, MI
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I haven't found a good one (and I posted this question on Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitors sites is not allowed a long time ago with no great answer either).

If you do, please post here.

I buy frozen octopus and squid at D&W. It's edible. They seem to have the best quality fish on a regular basis of the local grocers. Meijer at Cascade also has a nice fish dept.... but it's Meijer. We're not talking about a real fish market here.

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Old 06-28-2011, 12:05 PM
 
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Grand Rapids lacks a lot of urban offerings because people here are reluctant to allow new ideas or people into the area because of deeply imbedded fears, NIMBY. It would be great to have a fresh seafood market, have you seen Seattles fresh market, Detroits market place or Chicago's? It's funny how Grand Rapids thinks it's a world class city, but it's really a small town where a few people hold all the cards and will not allow any other players to sit at the game table. Just look what they're trying to do the PF Changs (Knapps Corner) or Whole Foods. Also remember the opposition to Art Fair
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:54 PM
 
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Grand Rapids lacks a lot of urban offerings because people here are reluctant to allow new ideas or people into the area because of deeply imbedded fears, NIMBY. It would be great to have a fresh seafood market, have you seen Seattles fresh market, Detroits market place or Chicago's? It's funny how Grand Rapids thinks it's a world class city, but it's really a small town where a few people hold all the cards and will not allow any other players to sit at the game table. Just look what they're trying to do the PF Changs (Knapps Corner) or Whole Foods. Also remember the opposition to Art Fair
What were people trying to do to PF Changs? And Whole Foods? And what opposition to Art Fair? (what is Art Fair?)

People are actively trying to keep a seafood market out?

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Old 07-02-2013, 10:50 PM
 
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Grand Rapids lacks a lot of urban offerings because people here are reluctant to allow new ideas or people into the area because of deeply imbedded fears, NIMBY. It would be great to have a fresh seafood market, have you seen Seattles fresh market, Detroits market place or Chicago's? It's funny how Grand Rapids thinks it's a world class city, but it's really a small town where a few people hold all the cards and will not allow any other players to sit at the game table. Just look what they're trying to do the PF Changs (Knapps Corner) or Whole Foods. Also remember the opposition to Art Fair
This might be one of the most ignorant posts I've read on here in quite some time.
"Reluctant to allow new ideas or people?" "Deeply imbedded [sic, embedded] fears?"
It's fine to compare GR to Seattle or Chicago or Detroit if you want to simplify matters by saying GR doesn't have a fresh seafood market. But that also ignores the demand for such a market. All three of those cities have a multimillion person population in the metro area. Grand Rapids is just over one million.
It's economics, not fear. No one "fears" a seafood market.
PF Chang's now does exist at Knapp's Corner in Grand Rapids, and the only reason that was on hold was because the sale was held up due to (if memory serves) an issue with site drainage and the payment to the county for the drain commissioner's work.
Whole Foods itself (not people from the GR area) was concerned that there wasn't a large enough customer base int he area to support the store.
Not quite sure what "Art Fair" is... ArtPirze, maybe? If so, there's not much vocal opposition to that, except from people on the Westside who feel they have been left out of the venue distribution (and maybe they have an argument).
None of this has anything to do with "not in my backyard" effects or fear or anything like that. Your post comes off as sounding very judgmental—almost as if you harbor some grudge against the people in the area themselves.
Silly...
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:58 AM
 
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It's not so much GR's size as it is location. It's hard to get quality seafood on the cheap if there's no ocean nearby.

Chicago's big enough to support a seafood market, but even the best saltwater seafood in Chicago is mediocre compared to what you can get on the East Coast, and it's not as expensive there, either.
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