All Reviews by Equuleus

  • Pumpernickels 202 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453 (269) 857-1196

    5 stars Posted on 05/24/2012 06:47am

    Great, Cozy Place! Went there for the first time this past weekend - food was great, atmosphere quaint and casual. Really liked it!
  • Schuler Book & Music 3165 Alpine Ave NW Ste C, Grand Rapids, MI 49544 (616) 647-0999

    5 stars Posted on 05/24/2012 06:45am

    Love Schuler's!!!

    This is a charming, wonderful place to be! I love this locally-owned bookstore, filled with great books and gift ware! The Chapbook Cafe inside the store has awesome food and during the winter months there's a fireplace going! I stop in even when I just have time on my hands, if only to look around.
  • Huntree Nursery Inc 2346 68th St, Fennville, MI 49408 (269) 543-3761

    3 stars Posted on 05/24/2012 05:59am

    I won't go back.

    The women who work there are all really nice and very helpful. Selection is quite good - some big, beautiful plants, trees, and bushes. Prices are typical market prices - some a little higher than other places, but overall on par with prices elsewhere. Owner helped me get some mulch and was very friendly.

    However . . . after spending close to $1000 there in a week, I went back and was buying a piece of statuary there for which I wanted a base. The girl helping me look for one called over the statuary buyer (a guy) who tried to sell me a statue base with one entire top corner broken off! When I pointed out the damage and asked if there were any similar bases that were undamaged. He snipped, "Well! There's one just like it over there, but that one is broken, too!" I said it would have worked out if not for being so noticeably broken, and he said in a b*tchy, biting tone, "WELL! I'm NOT coming DOWN on it!" - this followed by a hip shift and arms folded across his chest. I hadn't asked him to adjust the price. My point was I wasn't buying something broken. Then he tried to argue that he went to Italy once and they had broken statues there, too! -- Yeah, well . . . I can cut Italy slack for having statues from the 15th century that have a chip or two. A poorly made piece of concrete made 18 mos ago for sale at a local nursery is another matter.
  • Diemer'S Coins Jewelry & Collectibles Llc 4982 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 (616) 365-9663

    5 stars Posted on 05/23/2012 06:14am

    Dan Diemer is GREAT to do business with! He's nice, very fair with his business transactions, and just a generally good guy! Great selection of coins!
  • What Not Inn 2405 Blue Star Hwy, Fennville, MI 49408 (269) 543-3341

    2 stars Posted on 05/17/2012 04:20am

    Why, oh why, don't owners sell this place to people who can turn it around? So much lost potential here with the location and charming building. Great wait staff, especially those over 35, they are the best part of this place. Food is cheap quality: a lot of frozen stuff (fish, shrimp) that they simply heat. French fries are flat and tasteless. Breakfasts are just "eh." I was told place is owned by family with farm nearby - wishing they'd just do their farming and sell to someone - anyone - who actually knows the restaurant business. No pasta dishes on menu. Desserts aren't very good, and selection is just stuff the women in the family that own the place make - basic cake or pie, and not especially great recipes. Need cheesecake (not Sara Lee), Creme Broulee. Menu needs some personality and food needs to improve to better quality and fresher ingredients.
  • First Wok Chinese Restaurant 3509 Alpine Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544 (616) 784-1616

    5 stars Posted on 05/17/2012 04:13am

    Great food, nice, clean place! Highly recommend!
  • Gaia Cafe 209 Diamond Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 (616) 454-6233

    5 stars Posted on 05/17/2012 04:11am

    LOVE THIS PLACE!!! Fresh food, wonderfully prepared and beautifully presented! My favorite is the Jim White -with cheese. Atmosphere is sort of bohemian-minimalist, which fits restaurant's personality. WONDERFUL place with fabulous vegetarian fare!
  • Second Time Around Clearance Center 2950 29th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 (616) 818-1708

    1 stars Posted on 05/17/2012 04:09am

    Goodbye, Second Time Around! Epic Disappointment! After living on the east side of the state the past couple of years, I moved back to the GR area only to find this week that one of my former-favorite places has fallen, fallen, fallen! What a let down!

    What used to be a GREAT place with LOADS of wonderful consignment furniture (unique pieces, antiques, vintage furniture, high quality, and all reasonably priced with markdown schedules to boot!) is now a barely-stocked, looks-empty place filled with sterile looking, cheap office furniture or sample furniture. Virtually no consignment, nothing antique or vintage, all very blah, uninteresting stuff. Tacky, taped-on neon price tags replace the former professional-looking typed tags. They've ruined what was a great concept, great approach, and great store. I won't be back. But I will watch for the news that the place closed down.
  • Antique At Victoria's Warehouse 449 Century Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (616) 235-9292

    1 stars Posted on 05/17/2012 04:02am

    What happened?! This used to be a pretty good antiques mall, but it looks like the owner lost all or most of her dealers and filled the place with junk. Place is a mess - junk everywhere, difficult to get around - there are some booths you can't even get into because there's so much junk on the floors. Much of what's here should be thrown out - I even saw a half-full bottle of cheap, drugstore spray perfume for sale, not vintage, just something that could be bought today. Messy, disorganized, has really gone downhill since I was there a 2-3 years ago.
  • Gettysburg National Military Park 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325 (717) 334-1124

    2 stars Posted on 05/17/2012 03:53am

    WARNING! DON'T GO IN APRIL OR MAY! I drove over 2 hrs to see Gettysburg while on vacation near Philly. What a waste! It was early May, and the place was swarming with unsupervised, obnoxious kids on school field trips. I paid $8 to tour the visitor center/museum, and couldn't see or enjoy any of it - elementary school kids from several schools were running full speed, boys banging their chests at each other, girls dancing in front of glass displays, kids jumping on bench tops where people could then not watch the informative videos, etc etc etc - these were the worst kids I've ever seen, and I put my self through grad school as a substitute teacher in an urban school system. They were all over the gift shop, too, under foot, in the way, and making obnoxious noises. I complained to one of the employees who apologized and said they, too, all dread April and May when the school kids come. He said typically the "chaperones" just turn the kids loose and don't care that they're disturbing other visitors. I overhead 3 women say, "Let's just get out of here," and an older couple complain to a worker, who tried to corral a couple of the brats with little or no success. I saw another employee tell teenaged boys on a field trip to stop popping some toys they'd bought, as they were being annoying with all the noise they were making. The boys walked away sneering over their shoulders, and popped the toys again, looking at the employee defiantly. Another employee told me they get as many as 60 buses a day during April - May, and it's the worst time to be there because of that. Out of curiosity, on my way out, I counted 18 tour buses in the parking lot. Total disappointment, totally ruined day and experience. Total waste of a tank of gas and $8 admission. Totally disgusted that no school staff supervised any of those kids or corrected the bad behaviors.