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Studio Park Celebrates Grand Opening: $160M Mixed-Use Development Opens to the Public Thursday

Oct 02, 2019 08:20PM ● By WLMagazine

PRESS RELEASE — The City of Grand Rapids celebrated the grand opening of Studio Park located at 123 Ionia Ave today. The 62,500-square-foot development offers several dining and retail options, an intimate 200 seat concert venue, nine-screen movie theater, luxurious lofts, and outdoor piazza. 

 Studio Park officially opens to the public on October 3.   

“The idea of Studio Park started as a much smaller project and snowballed into what it is today. Our ultimate goal was to create an experience for people in the heart of downtown,” says J.D. Loeks, President of Studio C. “We are excited to provide a place for the community to enjoy.” 

Studio C planned the development of Studio Park over the course of ten years. The construction took nearly 17 months to complete, breaking ground in April 2018. The company has a 75-year history of innovation in the entertainment industry including the launch of the nation’s largest and first megaplex movie theatre (Studio 28).

“The opening of Studio Park brings tremendous opportunity and growth to the city of Grand Rapids,” says Mayor of Grand Rapids, Rosalynn Bliss. “Congratulations to the entire team who worked hard to bring this vision to reality.”

The nine-screen movie theater had a soft opening on Friday, September 27 and will begin serving an expanded food and beverage menu, delivered straight to moviegoers, on Thursday, October 3rd. Other special features of the downtown theater include reclining seats with heated backs and free parking validation.

Studio Park gives diverse communities a place to gather around movies, music, dining and events. The brand new development is in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. For more information, check out

Celebration Cinema at Studio Park is a modern nine-screen theatre in the heart of the city.  Theatre One, it’s largest auditorium, will feature a ninety-foot widescreen the largest in the region. The projection will feature 4K laser projectors and Trinnov Ovation Sound, the clearest sound you can get. All auditoriums will feature Irwin reclined seating with heated backs (optional) for incredible comfort. The theatre will offer an expanded food and beverage menu with in-theatre delivery. 

The listening room is an intimate 200-person concert venue that will feature performances from local and national musicians. For more information and future concert line-ups, check out

OneTwentyThree is Studio Park’s flagship American tavern presenting fresh takes on favorite dishes and drinks in a modern, yet cozy space designed for gathering. For more information, check out

The first retail tenants have been announced and include Funky Buddha Yoga, Pump House Frozen Yogurt Bar, Leo’s Coney Island, Malamiah Juice Bar and Eatery and Studio Park’s flagship restaurant One Twenty Three Tavern. 

Studio Park has created over 900 parking spaces that are open to the public right in downtown Grand Rapids. When you visit Studio Park for a movie, we’ll validate your ticket!

The piazza and outdoor screen will be the heart of Studio Park. With plans to host outdoor events, yoga classes, and much more. You won’t want to miss out on experiencing the piazza.

For more information on the Studio Park development, visit