The Blackport Building: Uptown’s Funky Hub at the Center of the Universe

If East Hills is the center of the universe, the Blackport Building is the beacon in the middle. In a corner room, toddlers and their mothers sing and dance while the teacher coordinates the performance on her guitar. Toward the front of the building, a personal trainer observes as two of his clients’ jog on […]

Cool Weather, Hot Events

As we change seasons in Grand Rapids, the staff at Uptown is taking time to reflect on the events of the summer. The most recent Uptown event took place in the last week of September. With over ten participating restaurants in the neighborhood, the Taste of Uptown event will continue to grow in the following […]

EAT.SHOP.ROCK.

As the weather becomes warmer, we’re all itching to be outside. Join us every Thursday in June for EAT. SHOP. ROCK. One Uptown business district each week hosts free live music, family-friendly activities and fun surprises!  June 4th will be hosted by East Hills June 11th will be hosted by Eastown June 18th will be […]

Shoppers, You Won’t Want To Miss This!

It’s the most wonderful (and busy) time of the year! With all the running around we do this time of year, it’s hard to get all your holiday shopping done after work. We feel your pain. That’s why a majority of Uptown business have come together and are staying open later the next two Thursdays. […]

Holiday Shop Hop

Uptown offers more cool ways to shop and celebrate this winter – starting with our annual Holiday Shop Hop. This six-hour shopping extravaganza features special deals, strolling carolers, live entertainment, free food and refreshments, and a trolley service to transport visitors between the shops of East Fulton, East Hills, Eastown and Wealthy Street.

Coming Soon to Uptown!

Uptown is known for its eclectic stores, restaurants and great service providers that call the east side of Grand Rapids home. We’re always looking for a way to celebrate Uptown’s one of a kind feel this fall you’ll get a chance to join us in the newest event to hit Uptown – Taste of Uptown. Taste […]