The Cheshire Village business district is actually part of the Creston Neighborhood Association, which grew rapidly along the Plainfield corridor (a popular streetcar line) in the early part of the 20th Century.
It is the largest neighborhood in the city of Grand Rapids, with over 27,000 residents, stretching from Leonard on the South end, Riverside Park on the West, 4 Mile on the North, and East of Fuller on the East.
In addition to its quaint collection of businesses along Plainfield, it’s most loved for its tree- lined, curving streets that stretch West of the business district down the hill to Monroe Avenue and Riverside Park.
According to Creston Brewery, the name Creston was chosen by residents in 1906 due to the “crest” of the hills near Spencer Street and Plainfield Avenue.
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The Creston Business Association invites the public to celebrate the “Best of Creston” on Saturday, August 19th from 11am to 6pm, and will include numerous fun-filled events and activities scheduled throughout the day. This brand-new event not only celebrates the one-year anniversary of Creston Brewery to the neighborhood but also highlights both the new and established businesses in the Creston Business District as well as the increasing development happening throughout the Creston neighborhood.
The event location covers the area just north of Leonard Street from Graydon’s Crossing alonong Plaifeld Avenue up to Lafayette Street. Activities are available for children and adults alike and include a family-friendly scavenger hunt, arts and crafts activities for kids, an Artist Market, and separate raffles for adults and children. Many of the local businesses will be offering their own activities as well. Lions and Rabbits will host a paint-by-number mural on the outside of their building, while Bradley Salon will offer a photo booth and Glamour and Grit gives kids the opportunity to create their own flower crown.
Additionally, “Best of Creston” fare will be offered along the corridor including ice cream carts and other eats and drinks, featuring food and beverages from local restaurants. Creston Brewery caps it off with a series of bands and the chance to relax with a locally made craft beer. A few of the activities may require a modest fee but the business district is excited to welcome the public to this enjoyable and entertaining event.
The businesses of the Creston neighborhood have organized to create this event with the help of many area sponsors, including title sponsor Stonesthrow.
For more information regarding the “Best of Creston” Neighborhood event, please visit their Facebook page by searching @BestofCreston or email Hannah at [email protected]
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