Pat Evans

Pat Evans

Pat Evans is a reporter/staff researcher for the Grand Rapids Business Journal who compiles the weekly lists and 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


Developer plans riverfront apartments downtown

October 13, 2015
A developer is banking on the Grand River. Read More

Auctioneer sells farmland

October 12, 2015
An auctioneer is selling hundreds of acres of farmland in the region. Read More

Sports complex scores $3M impact in inaugural season

October 12, 2015
The first season is complete at a baseball and softball complex in the area, and its economic impact has been recorded. Read More

E-commerce companies hitting the bricks — and mortar

Small firms with big online presence see benefits of having retail shops.

October 9, 2015
Adam Kail has been tracking foot traffic. Read More

Van Andel Arena is a catalytic anchor

Several projects have created a new identity for Grand Rapids over the past two decades.

October 9, 2015
When Neil Diamond took the Van Andel Arena stage Oct. 10, 1996, everyone in Grand Rapids was there. Read More

The Rowe fills up as minor hurdles are cleared

Retail options will likely be announced in the coming weeks.

October 9, 2015
When Detroit-based Atwater Brewery was announced as the anchor tenant of The Rowe, the urgency for the completion of the project went into high gear. Read More

Atwater hopes to fortify connection between Grand Rapids, Detroit

Downtown brewpub is just part of company’s massive expansion plan.

October 9, 2015
Atwater Brewery’s recent announcement of establishing a taproom at The Rowe redevelopment caps more than two years of searching for a Grand Rapids location. Read More

Chinese foreign direct investment is on the rise

Experts expect Chinese FDI to reach $100 billion to $200 billion in next five years.

October 9, 2015
Nineteen years ago, when Sheldon Day became mayor of Thomasville, Alabama, the biggest issue he faced was the city’s exports: its children. Read More

Armory’s flexible space draws an eclectic crowd

Venue is home to art center, brewer, coffee shop, eatery and more.

October 9, 2015
The death of an important person can make people reevaluate their lives. Read More

Grand Rapids Triathlon secures national championship status

October 9, 2015
The Grand Rapids area will host another national championship. Read More