In Perspectives

In an effort to broaden our restaurant options, I have decided to switch our monthly “Burger Blog” to be focused on local, unique cuisine. This will hopefully allow us to sample all of the new restaurants and eateries West Michigan has to offer!

The first destination was The Downtown Market. The Downtown Market is located just south of the Grand Rapids arena district. It has really served as a spark for re-development in the area south of downtown that has been neglected for years. The Market is a mixed-use facility that serves as a remarkable space for vendors to market and sell their products while also providing education about locally grown foods. The Market has many unique, specialty shops and boutique restaurants. A few of the eateries available are Aperitivo, Tacos El Cunado, Fish Lads, Sushi Market and Slows Barbeque.
Our group decided to eat at Slows Barbeque and had a great experience. Slows offers a large menu of barbeque favorites, from pulled pork to baby back ribs and also a large menu of specialty sandwiches and delicious sides. I decided to try “The Reason” sandwich which is made up of pulled pork, homemade coleslaw, dill pickle and topped with North Carolina BBQ sauce.  The sandwich really hit the spot and made for a very unproductive afternoon!

Gavin Anderson, another dedicated Local Lunch Extravaganza participant, wanted to share his take as well:

“My first experience at Slows was with the Triple Threat Pork (bacon, pulled pork and ham).  It was impressive, so I knew I had to go back.  This time around, I thought I would go with a different option and selected “The Yardbird” (smoked chicken, pulled apart and tossed in Yardbird sauce with cheddar cheese and topped with bacon), plus a side of macaroni for good measure.  From the first bite, I knew I had made the right choice. The Yardbird sauce had a small kick, which was perfect for someone like me who likes just a dab of spice on his food. The bacon was cooked to perfection and the Kaiser roll somehow managed to keep everything from spilling out onto my pressed white shirt. By the time I was done, I had just enough room for a treat from Sweetie-licious Bakery.  My dessert of choice was essentially a giant Oreo cookie with 2 chocolate cookies held together by a strawberry whip cream. It was the perfect amount of sweet to balance the savoriness of the Yardbird I had just devoured. The trip was so successful that I had to postpone dinner because I was so full for so long.”

I would highly recommend a visit to The Downtown Market even if it is just to walk around. It is certainly a local hotspot with tons of unique offerings that you will struggle to find anywhere else. Below is a link to their website if you would like to learn more.

Legacy Trust and Your Right to Financial Privacy

At Legacy Trust we have established policies and practices that respect the financial privacy of all individuals who use our trust company. We believe it is critical to comply with the laws and regulations designed to secure your financial privacy. Your relationship with us as our client is very important to us, and we want you to understand our policies and practices about handling your information.

This Policy applies to you – This Policy applies to our relationships with individual clients who inquire about or obtain products or services from us for personal, family and household purposes.

Strict security measures – We take the security of information very seriously. We have established security standards and procedures to prevent access to client information. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to guard client information.

Limited employee access – We have established procedures to limit employee access to information to only those employees with a business reason for accessing such information. We educate our employees about the importance of confidentiality and client privacy. We take appropriate disciplinary measures to enforce employee responsibilities regarding client information.

Why we collect information – We collect information about you to:

  • accurately identify you;
  • protect and administer your records, accounts and funds;
  • help us design or improve our products and services;
  • understand your financial needs;
  • save you time when you apply for new products and services; offer you quality products and services; and comply with certain laws and regulations;

We collect information – We collect and maintain your personal information so that we can provide investment management and other services to you. The types and categories of information that we collect and maintain about you include:

  • Information we receive from you to open an account or provide investment advice or other services to you (such as your home address, social security number, telephone, financial information and investment objectives).
  • Information that we generate to service your account or from our transactions with you (such as account statements and other financial information).
  • Information on your transactions with nonaffiliated third parties.

We have established procedures so that the financial information we collect is accurate, current and complete. We are committed to work with you to promptly correct any inaccurate information.

Our selective sharing of information – In order for us to provide investment management and other services to you, we do disclose your personal information in very limited instances, which include:

  • Disclosures to nonaffiliated companies as permitted by law, including those who help us service your account (such as providing account information to brokers and custodians).
  • Other limited disclosures as permitted by law, for example, required reports to government entities.

We do not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes. We do not sell your information.

Former clients – If you end your relationship with us, we will continue to adhere to the privacy policies and practices described in this notice.


Important Information About Procedures For Opening A New Account

To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify and record information that identifies each person who opens an account.

What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause; however, federal law prohibits us from waiving these requirements.

You are leaving the Legacy Trust website

Legacy Trust makes no representation concerning nor is it responsible for the quality, content, nature, or security of any hyperlinked site. This link is provided as a convenience and does not imply any investigation or endorsement of the site.


Do not send sensitive information over email. If you need to communicate sensitive information, please call us at 616.454.2852


The views expressed on Linkedin do not necessarily reflect the views of Legacy Trust