August 28

Partners plan upscale bistro, bakery and café

A bakery, café and full-service restaurant are in the works for a vacant building in the growing Plainfield Avenue corridor. Read More

University completes $55M science building

A West Michigan university is celebrating its new science building with a dedication event this week. Read More

Brewer responds to trademark tiff

A lakeshore brewery and its lawyer have sent their response to a cease-and-desist letter. Read More

West side businesses throw block party

When Mitten Brewing Co. was getting started in 2011, owners Chris Andrus and Max Trierweiler were a bit apprehensive as they attended the West Grand Neighborhood Organization Christmas Party. Read More

Brewery wins $50K business plan competition

A brewery’s business competition win could be good news for beer enthusiasts from Kalamazoo to Traverse City. Read More

Partners buy junior league hockey franchise

Two brothers from the Detroit area have big plans for a West Michigan hockey team. Read More

Chamber names Young Athena finalists

Young professionals who are recognized as emerging leaders will be celebrated during an event next month. Read More

Meijer Gardens acquires sculpture by Korean artist

A major sculpture work has found a home in Grand Rapids. Read More

New York investor buys downtown building

The downtown property commonly known as both Lofts @ 5 Lyon and the Commerce Building has a new owner. Read More

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Kent County administrator’s request for tax increase should be scrubbed

Kent County Administrator Daryl Delabbio has asked the board of commissioners to consider a tax hike to the full amount approved by voters, noting the Headlee tax limitation amendment essentially caps the county’s revenue collections — exactly as it was intended.

'Well, I wasn't under oath back in your office …’

"If your clients won't settle their case without a trial, then a trial is what we'll have. You all can go back to the courtroom. Let me put my robe on. And let the perjury begin!"

American politics at its best — and worst

Watching the 120 candidates for the Republican nomination for president, I am reminded of the running joke I heard as a Senate staffer: “When looking into the mirror every morning, what does every Senator say to himself?” The answer: “Good morning, Mr. President.”
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