Pat Evans

Pat Evans

Pat Evans is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers real estate, construction, architecture and design, retail, beverages, food service and agriculture, sports business and county government. Email Pat at pevans at grbj dot com. Follow him on Twitter @patevans


Brewery releases double IPA

October 24, 2016
A new year-round double IPA from an established brewery in the area is on the market. Read More

Investor purchases mall

October 24, 2016
A West Michigan mall has been purchased by an Ohio-based investor. Read More

Change in diet inspires change in restaurant

Cherie Inn owner Michael Kulczyk develops healthier, vegan-friendly food options.

October 21, 2016
Last week, Michael Kulczyk stepped on the scale revealing he had lost 100 pounds since March 1. Read More

Minor-league sports thriving in Grand Rapids

Despite good attendance numbers, franchises struggle with season ticket sales.

October 21, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Grand Rapids is establishing its presence in minor-league sports circles. Read More

Watermark promises ‘business as usual’

COO Craig Smith affirms newly purchased Thornapple Pointe will remain public golf course.

October 21, 2016
With an aging ownership group, The Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe was at a crossroads. Read More

Restaurant Partners Inc. owner hits his stride

Jeff Lobdell adds Rockwell Republic to growing list of acquired restaurants.

October 21, 2016
Restaurant Partners Inc.’s growth hasn’t always been easy, but Jeff Lobdell feels like he is hitting his stride. Read More

Hop growers expanding

Michigan production blooms from 320 acres last year to 650.

October 21, 2016
With private equity entering the Michigan hop industry, the state’s top growers are positioning themselves for the future. Read More

DDA eyes boundary expansion

Other changes would focus on affordable housing and minority, women businesses.

October 21, 2016
The “downtown” boundaries could receive an update before the end of the year. Read More

Restaurant company secures $97M credit facility

October 21, 2016
A local restaurant company has secured a $97-million credit facility to support its planned expansion. Read More

Brewery's beer benefits nonprofit

October 21, 2016
A brewery in the area has made a beer to raise money for a Grand Rapids nonprofit. Read More