Downtown Rockford

Fire closes Rocky’s for two days

July 24, 2009 // 0 Comments

  QUICK RESPONSE—(above) Firefighters prepare to enter a smoking Rocky’s on the corner of Main and Courtland streets Friday, July 17, after they received a call that one of the ice cream machines caught fire.   TAKE OUT WINDOW VIEW—(right) A fireman inspects smoldering equipment inside Rocky’s. A short in a soft-serve ice cream machine was found to have been the [...]

International musician to play at Grill One Eleven

July 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

   Dana Cooper will perform in a free concert at Grill One Eleven on Tuesday, July 28 at 8 p.m. Photo courtesy of TOHRU NAKAMURA Enjoy the music of internationally known Dana Cooper right here in Rockford on Tuesday, July 28. In a free concert starting at 8 p.m., Cooper will perform at Grill One Eleven, 111 Courtland Street, downtown Rockford. The singer/songwriter has [...]

Proposed sports fields would bring millions to area

June 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

IF WE BUILD IT THEY WILL COME—The proposed West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC) Ten Mile Road Athletic Complex. According to the WMSC, the field would host youth and amateur sports teams every weekend of the baseball/softball season and bring millions in revenue to the area. Artwork courtesy progresivejae Millions of dollars would come to the area if a proposed sports [...]

New kids consignment boutique coming to Downtown Rockford

June 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

Teresa Patteuw. In today’s economy you can’t go wrong shopping at Gumballs and Overalls, the new kid’s consignment boutique coming to downtown Rockford. At the upscale consignment boutique you will find name brands such as Gymboree, Gap, Tommy Hillfiger, The Children’s Place, Ralph Lauren, Limited Too, and many designer brands all for up to 70 [...]

Family service, pricing keeps Bangz Hair Salon a success story

May 7, 2009 // 0 Comments

LIVING HER DREAM—Becky Johnson dreamed of owning her own salon someday. Five years after graduating from high school, she is a successful salon business owner in downtown Rockford. Bangz is an example of a business that is doing it right. The salon is thriving in downtown Rockford and since opening in May, 2006 has had to move to a larger location. Becky Johnson, owner [...]
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