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

Grandwich names top-10 sandwiches

July 26, 2016
The top-10 sandwiches from this year’s Grandwich competition have been selected by voters. Read More

Golf course selling to developer

July 26, 2016
A developer is taking over a golf course in town. Read More

Long-time restaurant closes

July 25, 2016
A local restaurant at a major retail intersection is closing after 25 years in business. Read More

Developer plans demolition of vacant West Side homes

July 25, 2016
A local developer is planning to demolish 11 vacant homes on the West Side. Read More

Drug store chain plans next location

July 25, 2016
A drug store chain is planning to open a new location along a major retail corridor in town. Read More

Inside Track: Construction world listens to innovator’s sound idea

Layoff freed Bruce Burgess to solve a noisy problem.

July 22, 2016
Following more than a decade in construction and as the vice president of a construction firm, Bruce Burgess walked into work one day in 2011 and saw his computer missing and his boss there to hand him a box. Read More

With new cafés opening, does our coffee cup overfloweth?

Local owners say the West Michigan market could be just about bottomless.

July 22, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) With three of the city’s best-known coffee roasters each ready to open their second retail locations, differentiation is a focus. Read More

Special report:
 Seeking best
 solutions to
 homelessness

Are aid efforts backfiring?

July 22, 2016
Matt Hanlon thinks Grand Rapids can do better. Read More

Real estate markets growing

But experts caution there are limits to the expansion.

July 22, 2016
No signs of impending doom mar the real estate world, according to two real estate firm market reports. Read More

West Side affordable housing project picks up $562K

July 22, 2016
A mixed-use development planned for the West Side has been awarded tax credits from the state. Read More