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star collision CarStar1560 Plainfield Avenue NE, grand Rapids mi,49505

Star Collision CARSTAR was founded in 1958 on the principle of raising the standards of the collision repair industry.  Locally owned and nationally supported, we are part of the largest collision repair network in North America and remain committed to redefining the collision repair experience for our customers in the Greater Grand Rapids area.

We are the West Michigan area’s foremost provider of comprehensive collision repair services, auto glass replacement, and custom body and finishing work. At Star Collision CARSTAR, our number one priority is our customers.  We are dedicated to making your collision repair experience as trouble free and easy as possible.    

Catered Creations
1716 Coit Ave NE,Grand Rapids,MI 49505

PARTNER WITH CATERED CREATIONS FOR A CATERING EXPERIENCE THAT GOES BEYOND A TRANSACTION. Your success is our priority, which is why we partner with you to create successful event after successful event.Delicious menus, amazing staff, a great reputation, and track record, you can feel confident that every single time you have a party or celebration, it will always exceed expectations! We specialize in corporate & social (birth to end of life celebrations and everything in between) catering, event planning, and rentals.

Creston Christian Reformed church
238 Spencer St NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49505

Creston Church is becoming an intentional community of disciples, living in Christ, all together, with our neighbors, to follow Jesus in every part of life.

Creston brewery
1504 Plainfield Ave. NE,Grand Rapids,MI 49505

Creston Brewery is a microbrewery, restaurant, and events space located in a historic & iconic furniture showroom in Grand Rapids, MI

Creston Market
1403 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

 The Creston Market is a neighborhood grocery and convenience store that has served the Creston neighborhood since 1876.  We specialize in everyday essentials, including grocery staples, household items, and fresh food.  We also carry a wide selection of convenience items, including fresh coffee, soda, snacks, an extensive craft beer and domestic beer inventory, wine, and liquor.  Following an extensive renovation in 2015, the Creston Market provides a bright and open atmosphere that welcomes our neighbors from Creston and commuters from all around Grand Rapids.  The Creston Market is a proud anchor of the Creston Business District.

Creston Neighborhood association
205 Carrier St NE, Grand Rapids,MI 49505

The Creston Neighborhood Association empowers neighbors through information, connections and support to build the Creston community.  We envision a diverse community where all neighbors thrive.  To that end, CNA organizes residents to address housing, safety, environmental sustainability and a strong business district.  CNA was established in the late 1970s, and over the years the association of neighbors has been instrumental in saving Briggs Pool, keeping the library branch in the neighborhood, establishing Catherine's Health Center, bringing a credit union to Creston, and creating the bioretention islands on Plainfield.  All neighbors may participate in CNA’s community building activities, and businesses and residents alike can show their endorsement of CNA’s grassroots organizing and community development through membership.

Culver group
1419 Coit Ave,Grand Rapids,MI 49505

Leaders in Growth and Financial Success

Discount Home IMprovement

From kitchens, to bathrooms, to laundry rooms, whether you are just sprucing up a room or you are completely remodeling your home, Discount Home Improvement is the place to shop. Discount offers quality name brand products at tent sale prices. With 4 kitchen cabinet styles in stock, you can take home your new kitchen today. If we don't have what you are looking for in-stock, we can special order the kitchen of your dreams in custom styles and finishes. Discount has hundreds of bathroom vanities in stock with a great selection of marble tops to fit. Sinks, faucets, toilets, tub/showers and bath accessories are just some of the other products we carry to give your home a quick face-lift. Stop in and check out what we have to offer!

Frosty Boy
1757 Plainfield Ave Ne, GRand Rapids, MI 49505

After being closed for over 10 years, Frosty Boy quickly reestablished itself as a Creston Neighborhood staple by serving premium ice cream desserts, such as, their famous lemon soft serve and unique flurry combinations. They also go above and beyond to offer numerous items for customers with allergies: Dairy, gluten, nuts and eggs.

Within walking distance of two Grand Rapids Public Schools means you’ll see field trips from Palmer Elementary or students from City High/Middle School hanging out after class throughout the school year. 

Frosty Boy runs fun promotions like “Christmas in July,” “Pajama Night,” “Frosty Boy Night” which all include discounts for coming dressed up.  Keep an eye out on their Facebook page or for postings on the big glass windows at the ice cream shop. 

Frosty Boy would not be what it is without great staff.  For many of their staff it is their first time in the work force.  As they become seasoned, the staff loves to get to know the regulars!

Don’t worry if you see a line, that’s normal, and it moves quickly!

Hansen-Balk Steel Treating Company
1230 Monroe Avenue NW Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Hansen-Balk Steel Treating Company has been in business since 1955 serving a broad base of customers throughout North America.  We are a full service ISO 9001:2008, AS9100 registered, and Nadcap accredited and most recently MedAccred registered heat treating facility. We offer services such as vacuum heat treating, tool and die hardening, Ion-nitriding, flame hardening, solution annealing, stress relieving, normalizing, and blasting.  To better serve our customers, Hansen-Balk offers one of the largest concentrations of vacuum heat treating equipment in North America.  We are also pleased to announce the recent installation of a 15 Bar vacuum furnace, which offers the fastest cooling rates in the industry.

Heritage funeral home
833 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Mi  49505

Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes offer cremation and burial services, as well as gatherings and memorial events.  From simple to elaborate, full of tradition or a one of a kind service, our Life Story Funeral Directors work with your family to create a meaningful event right for you.  We help family plan these events in advance as well as at the time of need.  We are proud to be part of our community and value the trust of the families we serve with our value guarantee.  

Kent County Credit union
1619 Plainfield Ave NE  |  Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Since 1956, Kent County Credit Union has maintained the tradition of serving the local community with high quality, professional financial services.  We welcome anyone who lives, works or worships in Kent County to join our credit union. Not-for-profit and owned by our members, we strive to maintain the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.” We show this by being involved through sponsorships and volunteering in the neighborhoods and business associations where we live, keeping it local.  At KCCU, we work to make your banking experience friendly and pleasant by offering the best in products and services:

Checking & Debit Cards
Online and Mobile Banking with Mobile Check Deposit
Online Bill Payment Service plus PayAnyone (P2P)Low Auto & Recreational Loan Rates
VISA Credit Cards with ScoreCard® Rewards
Mortgage & Home Equity Products
Complete line of eServices
Part of shared branching networks that allow you access to your account throughout the nation, plus access to almost 30,000 surcharge free ATMs across the U.S.

Experience the KCCU difference.  We’re small enough to care, big enough to serve.  Come bank with us!

lions and rabbits
1264 Plainfield ave ne grand rapids mi 49505

It all started when we asked ourselves about the division of the arts and the community. We are a local gallery, education center, event space in the Creston neighborhood of Grand Rapids.

Our goal is to serve the community by offering event space that supports locally made art and functional goods. We promote wellness from private lessons to an array of classes we offer education at an affordable price.

LUcy’s cafe
1747 Plainfield Ave NE, GRand Rapids MI 49505

Lucy's Cafe is the favorite Creston destination for breakfast, lunch, coffee and bakery open 7 to 3 daily.  Our regular customers love all the unique choices on our menu including delicious vegan and vegetarian options.  Check the board to find weekly specials featuring seasonal fresh food purchased directly from local suppliers.  Mimosas, Bloody Marys and other alcoholic drinks are always available from our full bar selection.

Plan your special event including weddings, showers, corporate gatherings or parties at Aisle Nine Events + Kitchen.  We have various food and bar packages available or can work with your ideas for a custom event.

My Personal Credit Union
1327 Plainfield Ave. N.E., Grand Rapids, MI  49505

Imagine being at a financial institution whose main goal is to help you move your financial life forward.  Welcome to My Personal Credit Union, where we have been serving West Michigan families for over 65 years!  We can help you tackle your most important financial needs.  Whether you’re focused on improving your credit score, purchasing your first car or home, paying for college expenses or planning your retirement, we have the resources, tools and valuable advice to help you build a bright financial future.  We'll even look for ways to save you money right away.  To make it easy for you to stay on top of your finances, we have a versatile app (with remote check deposit and one-swipe for balances), free online banking and bill pay, and many helpful alert options.  We offer everything from low-rate credit cards and mortgages to small business loans and retirement accounts.  We look forward to meeting you

New City Church
214 Spencer St Ne, Grand Rapids MI 49505

New City Church launched in 2011 with the goal of being an authentic
and gospel-centered church in the Creston neighborhood. From the
beginning our desire has been to serve the community in tangible ways, seeking to spread the hope of the gospel. We encourage our members to be actively involved citizens who contribute to the well-being of the community. We meet every Sunday for prayer and/or Bible study at 9:30 and for worship at 10:30. (Dress casually.)

New Development Corporation
205 Carrier St NE,Grand Rapids MI 49505

New Development Corporation is a non-profit is a nonprofit community development organization operating solely on the north end of Grand Rapids. Our mission is to “help build healthy neighborhoods and offer affordable housing opportunities” by partnering with neighborhood resources to provide and retain affordable housing, livable neighborhoods, and financially healthy residents.

North End Community Ministry
214 Spencer NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505

North End Community Ministry (NECM), is a non-profit community service organization that assists people in dire need of their basic needs, such as food, through client choice food pantries and other programs and services.  Food is made available to those in need, when there is more month left at the end of the money.  NECM operates 8 programs/services to help improve the quality of life for those we serve, in turn improving the surrounding neighborhood, in which they live.

North end wellness COALITION

We are a dynamic team of individuals, non-profits, and businesses that promote the health of residents in the Creston and Belknap neighborhoods.  Together they foster healthy living behaviors and mental health, both priorities of residents.  We know that to be healthy we need to value our health highly, as individuals, as well as in community.

  • We work to improve the quality of neighborhood life by making health-related resources accessible to everyone.   We partner with neighborhood organizations, businesses, and neighbors to promote a culture of health.

  • The Wellness Coalition is soon to implement the North End Trails, a 6 mile series of loops for neighbors to walk for exercise.

  • At City High and Middle Schools the North End Wellness Coalition is supporting implementation of the “be nice.” mental health promotion program.

North town Real estate
1307 Plainfield Ave. NE Grand Rapids, Mi 49505

North Town Real Estate is a West Michigan real estate firm assisting clients with acquisition, brokerage, consulting, and development projects across multiple diversified asset classes. North Town assists in making your real estate experience the most efficient, effective, and profitable it can be. With more than $350 million transaction volume experience, North Town is equipped to facilitate all property types and transaction sizes.

North Quarter Apartments
1517 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

We offer studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments with all utilities included in Grand Rapids’ North Quarter and Creston Business district.

1535 Plainfield Ave NE,Grand Rapids,MI 49505

Quinn and Tuites Irish Pub was established in 1984. Originally called Pete Browns Office on Michigan St. We moved to Plainfield and decided we wanted to be known for our Irish heritage so we changed the name to Quinn and Tuites Irish Pub. We have the most Irish liquor in Grand Rapids and occasionally will bring in music of well known singers from Ireland. We are named the best poured Guinness in the state of Michigan which we are very proud of. So come in and enjoy the craic and be part of our Irish community. Slainte

Renee Austin Wedding
1555 Plainfield Ave Ne, Grand Rapids MI 49505

We are a Bridal Salon providing a personal experience. Knowledgeable staff will induldge you and cater to helping you find the perfect gown. We take the time to know all our brides and offer bridesmaids, mother dresses and flower girl dresses. We pride ourselves with excellent customer service and being a one stop shop.  

Sun title
1410 Plainfield Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Sun Title Agency is Michigan’s most innovative, customer-focused, tech-savvy title companies. Founded in 2005, Sun Title Agency provides an accurate and timely title insurance commitment. From the moment that the title commitment is delivered up to the closing, Sun Title Agency provides an unparalleled level of service. The company’s professional staff, unique systems and cutting-edge technology allow the title agency to anticipate issues and proactively respond to the needs of all of the parties involved in a transaction; ensuring they keep their position in the center of the real estate eco-system.

Grand Rapids Public Library - Van Belkum Branch 
1563 Plainfield AVE NE, Grand Rapids MI 49505

Van Belkum is your neighborhood branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library. Stop by to borrow books, movies, and music, all for free with your library card. Your GRPL library card also provides online access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming movies and tv shows, and downloading music. The branch offers public computers, free WiFi, a children's play area, a book sale, and places to work or study. Visitors can also check out passes to area museums, cultural and sporting events through the Check It Out: Circulating Memberships program. Ride-to-Read is a partnership with The Rapid that provides two-way bus passes to students and families. Photocopies, faxing, printing, and scanning services are available for a fee. Free parking is available next to the library.