I grew up in Howell and moved to Grand Rapids when I was 21 and got my first full-time radio gig.

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When I arrived I was blown away by how much there was to do in a city the size of Grand Rapids compared to my small hometown.

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Photo Credit: Canva

Working in radio gave me the opportunity to travel to different cities in Michigan, Indiana, and most recently during the pandemic Texas.

Now that I'm back home in the Mitten state I've realized I love it here the most but, there are still some things I feel Grand Rapids is Missing when it comes to food and entertainment.

Grand Rapids Needs These Popular Restaurants And Businesses in 2023

I asked on my Facebook page what restaurants and businesses do Grand Rapids and West Michigan need?

Before I share what you told me, these are a few things that I think Grand Rapids needs.


Credit: CBS Sunday Morning Via YouTube
Credit: CBS Sunday Morning Via YouTube

At the start of the pandemic, I lost my job in Indianapolis, Indiana, and got a job in San Antonio, Texas.

Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

During my road trip to my new home, I drove past a place called Buc-ee's and my life was changed forever!

Buc-ee's has a majority of its locations in Texas but has expanded to other states including Alabama, Georiga, Kentucky, Florida, South Carolina, and Tennesee.

Check out this great piece CBS Sunday morning did on Buc-ee's.

you can learn more about Buc-ee's by clicking here

That's my pick, now let's see what you think Grand Rapids needs.

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