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

ARTICLES

Credit union’s rebranding plays on state’s outdoor activities

Adventure Credit Union also installs technology upgrades.

August 26, 2016
After 80 years in business, Option 1 Credit Union wanted to better prepare for its future. Read More

Craft culture pops for soda distributor

Brix Soda is patterned after beers from such breweries as Founders and New Holland.

August 26, 2016
The craft culture in Grand Rapids is so strong it has convinced a soda distribution company to make its own soda. Read More

Bosnian brothers build on heritage

Titan Interiors started small but now employs more than 30.

August 26, 2016
Growing up in Bosnia, Rudy Kadiric remembers handing nails to his father as they built a pole barn. Today, Kadiric and his brother, Muhamed, are continuing the family’s carpentry heritage in Grand Rapids. Read More

Beer shopping? Just the facts, please

Evolving craft beer market creates competition for taps, shelf space.

August 26, 2016
With a new wave of breweries opening in West Michigan — and across the nation — beer distributors have placed an added emphasis on facts, as available tap handles and shelf space continue to shrink. Read More

Church sells 77-acre site

August 26, 2016
A church in town has sold its 77-acre site along a major highway. Read More

Metro Cruise rolls into 28th Street

August 26, 2016
An event featuring a 16-mile stretch of cars is gearing up to take over 28th Street this weekend. Read More

Auctioneer sells golf course

August 25, 2016
A company in the area will auction off a Michigan golf course next week. Read More

Association names winners of construction safety awards

August 25, 2016
The safest contractors in West Michigan were revealed this week. Read More

Chicken fast-food chain builds location

August 25, 2016
A chicken fast-food chain is building a location in the area. Read More

Retailers open in downtown incubator

August 25, 2016
A tailor and a seamstress are officially opening their new shops downtown. Read More