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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Fat Boy Burgers

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We realize this article isn't about a diner, though it's a business that's been around for a while--some might refer to it as an "institution." Others may consider it to be a greasy spoon. That was up till July 2007 when the previous owner, Andrew Taylor, closed the place.

Fast forward to February 16, 2008. It marked the day Matt and Jill Urbane reopened the Fat Boy. According to their blog, the response from the community has been positive.

In today's Grand Rapids Press, Chris Knape talks with Matt Urbane and got an idea of the elbow grease it took to reopen the business.

We'd be interested in hearing first hand reports from our readers in the Grand Rapids area.

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Fat Boy Burgers
2450 Plainfield Ave. NE.
Grand Rapids, MI
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