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Happy May Day!

Fulton Street Farmers Market was hopping on last Saturday with folks getting the shed and market building ready for opening day. The shed was about a third full of farmers of the last day of the off-season suggesting that we'll have a full house for 2017's opening day on May 6th. Be sure to check out our old friends The Rakowski's and S&S Lamb as well as our new friends, People's Cider. I will see you there!

Fulton Street Farmers Market is one of our all time favorites that is standing the test of time. On busy Saturday's in the summer more than 10,000 people will stop at the market for food and a unique community experience.

Recently, our friend and partner Christine sat down with our friends at Regan Marketing + Design to talk about our work with the Midtown Neighborhood Association to make Fulton Street Farmers Market the community space that it is today.

Thanks to Christine for taking the time and thanks to Giant Brain for our mood music.

Check it out!

Jeff and Tami VandenBerg recently sat down with our friends at Reagan Marketing + Design to talk about our work together on The Pyramid Scheme. Click on the player below to watch their interview.

The Pyramid Scheme is one of the best live music rooms around - noted by musicians far and wide as a great sounding concert hall. If you haven't seen a show there yet, your new favorite band will be coming through soon: get there.

Thanks to Jeff and Tami for taking the time and thanks to Andy Sutton et al. for the robot music.

2016 Alley Cat 6On May 26th more than 60 cyclists were cut loose in the City of Grand Rapids visiting locally owned and operated businesses. A small card containing eight logos and a vague map was the only information participants received before being sent off on a caper that would not disappoint.

IMG 8849Welcome to our new digital home! Lott3Metz.com is back with a fresh new look thanks to our friends at Reagan Marketing + Design!

Mary, Nauman, & Brenda have coaxed us through the web-birthing process with great patience and skill given our solicitude and inconsistency regarding the professional exhibition of our work. They are expert translators and communicators that have moved us to a better place. We hope you'll agree.

So, please browse around the new digs. Take a look at some of the pretty pictures. Let us know what you think. We promise to keep you up to date on our ongoing work in the community.

See you on the street!

MiBiz's Business leaders statewide remain ‘cautiously optimistic’ for 2016 takes a look at the industry's year ahead:

In West Michigan, 52 percent of respondents expect the state economy to improve next year, 39 percent believe it will stay the same, and only 7 percent expect things to get worse.

“Everything is humming right now,” said Greg Metz, a partner at Lott3Metz Architecture LLC in Grand Rapids.

Metz reports higher revenue and customer contacts for his firm as well, “and I just see it continuing.”

Read the full article at MiBiz

Read about Lott3Metz's involvement with redevelopments planned for the East Hills neighborhood: MiBiz: Stakeholder collaboration helps East Hills neighborhood grow.

death flyer smallWe've been awfully quiet - noses to our grindstones and all - here on our blog at Lott3Metz. We'll have more news, very soon, on all the big things demanding our time. Keep your eyes on the sky.

Until then, and in our tradition of supporting our friends & neighbors in the production and display of great art - tonight is the first night of a two night event of which we're very proud to be a small part. Lott3Metz is to helping UICA & The Pyramid Scheme bring a screening of A Band Called Death at UICA & the band Death, itself, to rock out at The Pyramid Scheme.

FSFM.523765 3327788966719 1628305983 2829285 981169428 nA busy start of 2012 @ the Lott3Metz clubhouse has turned into an eventful Spring!

So, before we lose any more of April, I wanted to share some of our upcoming events and invite you all to join us.

As frequent readers of this blog will know, we’re wrapping up construction on the first phases of the Fulton Street Farmers Market. Opening day is Saturday May 5th. So, while the shed and all the sitework will be complete and while all the vendors will be there bright and early and ready for business, the market won’t be 100% complete. We still need to raise some more money to complete the work.

I hope the new year finds you busy! I know we are here at Lott3Metz!

381728 337127709637825 114949308522334 1576384 1773357128 nOur normal holiday routine of year end accounting, writing, and cleaning transformed in 2011 into a whirl of design and construction that has continued into the first part of the new year. Greg, Kate, and I have been running non-stop working on FSFM, and restaurants, and apartments, and schools.