Pat Evans

Pat Evans

Pat Evans is a staff researcher/reporter for Grand Rapids Business Journal who compiles the weekly lists and covers beer, arts and entertainment and sports business. Email Pat at pevans at grbj dot com. Follow him on Twitter @patevans

ARTICLES

Specialty practice has eye on vision therapy

Some children suffer from a disconnection between the brain and the eyes.

July 3, 2015
Dan Fortenbacher changed the name of his optometry practice in 2000 because he wanted it to reflect how his patients felt after receiving treatment. Read More

Hoping to hit all the high notes

Opera Grand Rapids hopes a condensed schedule and intimate venues will grow audiences.

July 3, 2015
Hundreds of years ago, opera was the main form of entertainment for many populations across the globe. Read More

Brewery throws b'day party

July 3, 2015
A brewery is throwing a birthday party on Friday with some special beers. Read More

Griffins name assistant coaches

July 3, 2015
Two more former players have joined the Grand Rapids Griffins coaching staff. Read More

Brewery triples capacity

July 1, 2015
An upstart brewery in the region is tripling its capacity. Read More

Meijer commits up to $100M to local produce

June 30, 2015
When Meijer began its partnership with E. Miedema & Sons nearly 80 years ago, Ralph Miedema would hand deliver cabbage, sweet corn and squash directly to Hendrik Meijer and his Greenville store. Read More

Founders uses window of opportunity

Brewer is ready to roll after culmination of $40 million project.

June 26, 2015
Despite growing to be the 17th largest craft brewery — No. 23 overall — in the country last year, Founders Brewing Co. is about to embark on a scale that is new to the company. Read More

Bar's fries rank among '10 best french fries' in US

June 26, 2015
Some of the best french fries in the nation can be found in Grand Rapids, and the bar that makes them will offer them for free, with any purchase. Read More

Sub restaurant franchise opens on 28th Street

June 25, 2015
A franchise of sub restaurants has opened its fourth location in the region on 28th Street. Read More