What's Goin' On!

Welcome, Second Dance

A warm Dwelling Place to our new Herkimer commercial tenant, Second Dance. Second Dance Formal Consignment is the first and only consignment shop in Grand Rapids that specializes in upscale formalwear, carrying bridal, bridesmaid, mother of, school dance dresses such as prom and homecoming, and formal accessories. Dresses are too stunning to be collecting dust in a closet, so their mission is to give dresses the second dance they deserve!

KNITit wins 5x5 Night Award

Congratulations to our newest commercial tenant, Liz Bartlett and her business, KNITit for her success at 5x5 night last month. Liz is a nationally recognized expert in 3D knit programming, and she won $5,000 from the 5x5 night to initiate the development of 3D knit products that do not yet exist.  KNITit is pursuing clients in the health care and automotive industries for immediate development and small volume custom manufacturing.

Dennis Sturtevant appointed to Interagency Council on Homelessness

Dwelling Place is pleased to announce the appointment of our CEO, Dennis Sturtevant, to Governor Rick Snyder’s Interagency Council on Homelessness. This new council was created as an advisory body within the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) to serve as a statewide planning and policy development resource for the Governor and the state of Michigan.

Dwelling Place Staff Summer Cookout

Dwelling Place staff celebrated summer this week with a cookout in our Ferguson Apartment building's rooftop patio and dining room space on the 6th floor. Thanks to all who planned, organized, shopped, cooked, and cleaned so our staff from all the various properties could spend time together. Special thanks to Molly Piecuch and Scott Page for all their hard work pulling it together!

On-Site Support Position/Living Opportunity

Looking for a unique living opportunity? Villa Esperanza, a 40-unit senior housing community on 44th Street in Wyoming is looking to fill an on-site support position. Minimal residential responsibilities for reduced 1 bedroom rent of $250/month. Human services degree or related experience preferred, bi-lingual (Spanish) required. Respond with letter of interest and qualifications to: Villa c/o Dwelling Place, 101 Sheldon Blvd., SE, Suite 2; Grand Rapids, MI 49503

The Market returns to Avenue for the Arts

First Fridays is a monthly event occurring on the Avenue for the Arts along the South Division corridor in Downtown Grand Rapids. This summer, on June 5 and August 7, The Market joins First Friday for an evening to remember! Shops and galleries will be open late with a variety of artwork exhibits, while the sidewalks will be flooded with artist vendors, performances, and entertainment all along South Division between Fulton and Cherry.