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Holiday Shop Hop 2012

Here it is, your guide to our annual Uptown Holiday Shop Hop.  With over 70 different businesses taking part in this years event, this guide will help you make the most of the night.  A few quick items: 

Shuttles will be running from 4-10 and will be making loops through all four neighborhoods allowing you to enjoy everything.  Look for the candy canes, sandwich boards and tents and you will find the stops.

Warming stations will be setup at Vans Pastry’s (East Fulton) Brewery Vivant (East Hills) Wolfgangs & Trillium Haven (Eastown),The Image Shoppe (Wealthy Street) and Wealthy Street Bakery (Wealthy Street) to help keep you warm!


Bluedoor: Confectionery indulgences & holiday spirit with punch!

City Antique: Enjoy local sounds of Derrick Hayes & Mona Sallic, 15% off all merchandise.  Seeing is believing!

East Fulton Art & Antiques: Hors d-oeuvres, beverages. Christmas items.

Elder & Sage: Hot mulled cider & refreshments.

Fulton Street Farmers Market: Selection of artisans & food vendors.

Heirloom Estate Sales: Estate sale during the night of Shop Hop!

Mercury Head Gallery: Live music - singer/songwriter Dave Hardin.

Nature’s Own: Interior plants and supplies.

Rebel Reclaimed: Light refreshments and an in store promotion.

Salon Re: 25% off product. $5 brow wax. Drawing for gift basket worth $150. Hot drinks and sweet treats!

Urban Exchange: Snacks & beverages, special savings day of event!

Van’s PastryWarming Station! Cider and donut holes, no charge!


Boerkoel & Boerkoel: Need help with your taxes? We are here for you!

Brewery VivantWarming Station! (sponsored by GR1K.com)! With libations for adults and kids!

Carol Roeda Studio: Free magnet with minimum $10 purchase, 20% off one full-priced item.

Cherie Inn: Pancake dinner from 4:30 - 7:00pm.

Cheveux… The Spa: $5 eyebrow wax / $5 paraffin dip. Free makeover consultation.

Clothing Matters: Visit a world class collection of eco apparel to vote for best look in Tom’s new Eyewear & enter to win your favorite pair of Tom’s shoes. 

Essence Group (Green Well, Grove): Grove - Taste of Grove: 3 courses for $30.

Gaia: Local Artist Showcase. Buy 2 Entrees get a free Gaia Cookie or Date Bar.

Ginko Studios and Hunt & Gather: One-stop shop with two stores (home decor & flower arrangements). “Grand Opening” event for Hunt & Gather with treats, beverages, and some freebies from both shops.

Global Infusion: Tea and chocolate samples!

Hotel Venus Salon: Aveda Holiday Gift Sets. Nature’s Gifts.

LaFontsee Galleries: An enormous collection of readymade frames in all styles and prices, up to 80% off. End of the year clearance on an assortment of gift shop items.  Tip: LaFontsee Galleries (833 Lake Drive) has kindly offered up their lot for parking during the event.

Mangiamo! Let’s Eat: Hot pizza = :-) 

New Design Floral: Handmade ornaments, poinsettia specials, and refreshments

Peninsula Trading: TCBY treats. Register to win a Stormy Kromer cap.

Pickwick: Happy hour 3 to 6pm.

Richard App Gallery: Kooky, wacky, crazy fun!

Rock Paper Scissors: Wine & Smiles.

Sérendipité Organiques: Give the gift of healthy beauty this year. Receive 15% off purchase of $30 or more!

Sight Optical Boutique: Sight Optical will be celebrating the season with great food and beverages while showcasing the latest trends in eyewear.

Swirls Boutique: Gift w/Purchase. Door prizes, festive refreshments.

The Conservatory: Hors D’oeuvres.

Under the Vines: Michigan made drink and food samples. Santa will be in the store!

YT Galleria: Refreshments, handmade ornaments from our artists.


ACK: Refreshments, music, and special discounts.

Allegro Coaching: Champaign and fruit, holiday stocking stuffers.

Argos: Refreshments and sale!

Eastown Antiques: In store specials, food, drink, and music.

Eastown Veterinary Clinic: Get $10 off a $50 gift certificate. 15% off all retail items. Raffle basket.

elements: Cakabakery cupcakes & sangria. Drawing for $100 of merchandise.

Foot Outfitters: Drawing for a free pair of Birkenstocks!

Gallery 154: Crowding the shelves and dangling over-head is a lavish display of Christmas ornaments from around the world.

Harmony Brewing Co: Delicious seasonal cocktail specials & a special Holiday Vintage Thursday - a creative collaboration of film and curated musical masterpieces - holiday festive style!

Renewal Body Bootcamp: Free appetizers & wine served. *12 Days of Christmas fitness - $25 gift card for 2 weeks of unlimited classes. *New Year, New You! - $49 gift card for 1 month of unlimited classes.

Spirit Dreams: Urawake Shirts with Jeff Gendron & Grand Rapids Soaps with Sue Griswold - both locally owned in Grand Rapids! Find both on Facebook.

Striders: Apparel give-aways from numerous brands, holiday refreshments.

Sydney’s Boutique: Sydney’s will offer signature holiday appetizers and drinks along with 15% off all purchases and a free gift with any purchase over $50.

Trillium Haven RestaurantWarming Station! Hospitality table serving hot apple cider & doughnuts. Gift certificate purchase incentive and featured food & beverage items for Shop Hoppers!

Uptown Kitchen: Hosting the Grand Rapids Holiday Food Bazaar. Ring in the holiday season with festive music, local art and the best selection of artisanal foods in the city!

Wolfgang’sWarming Station! Free coffee and hot chocolate.


Art of the Table: In-Store Wine Tasting and Food Sampling for holiday inspiration.

Erb Thai: 10% off all gift items from Thailand. Featuring winter specials! Limited time offer: try any of our season winter specials and get 5% off those menu items, 4pm-close, Dec. 6 only.

From the Heart Yoga and Tai Chi Center: Stop in for a cup of homemade chai. Register to win an 8-week session of yoga or tai chi. Enjoy a tour of our center and 20% off all retail!

Fusion Salon: 20% Off Aveda Products, Holiday Harpist & Holiday Treats.

HyperOptik: Great wine and food.

Jeffrey Richard Salon: Stop in for holiday cheer and 20% off Aveda retail! Shop for everyone on your list from gift cards to gift sets that make a difference. Give… Live… Love… Aveda & JRS!

Kitchen Design Studio: We’ll be cooking and offering delicious treats in our showroom kitchen!

One Girl’s Treasure: Join us for a festive Holiday Soiree featuring live acoustic indie-folk Holiday music, sparkling libations & chocolate, free gift wrapping, and 15% off all purchases!

The Image ShoppeWarming Station! Shoppe Hop photo op with Saint Nick!

Tree Huggers: Join us for cocktails while you shop along with a crafts table to make your own recycled paper flower. Free gift with $50 purchase. 

Verhey Carpets: Many items on sale, refreshments.

Wealthy at Charles: Holiday nibbles & libation. Gift certificate drawing every hour!

Wealthy Street BakeryWarming Station! Hot chocolate special plus free samples of our special holiday breads and pastries!

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