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Women to get "potty parity" at DeVos Hall

GRAND RAPIDS — The latest shouts of "bravo!" have nothing to do with the stage at a Grand Rapids performance hall.

The group that oversees DeVos Performance Hall will spend $69,000 to add five bathroom stalls for women. It's a response to complaints about long lines for women at intermission.

Broadway Grand Rapids complained that long waits were disrupting performances.

The Grand Rapids Press (http://bit.ly/1fJ9F6W) says the work should be completed by July. The lines would be shorter if patrons used restrooms on the upper levels, but restrooms in the main lobby are very popular during intermission.