I was out of town when the Downtown Market opened, but I was lucky enough to squeeze in a visit the following Tuesday with my sweet little toddler. The Downtown Market is located in a part of town I don’t frequent, just a bit south of VanAndel Arena. When I finally steered my van to 435 Ionia SW (thank you, Google Maps!) I found the market situated very near the Wealthy Street overpass and beside US-131. Parking at the Downtown Market is free. On Tuesday morning the lot was only partially filled. I can imagine it might be tougher to find a parking space on a really busy weekend morning. Hubbert’s Kettle Corn was the first thing to catch our eye. They gave us colorful samples of “Unicorn Poop” to try! My daughter liked the plain old Kettle Corn Variety
On average, kids lose learning over the summer. Call it summer learning loss or summer brain drain. The real truth is that unless the brain exercises what it learned last
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