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

Northern Michigan hop farm is set to grow

Private equity firm buys controlling interest in the venture.

February 5, 2016
Brian Tennis thought his one-acre hop farm near Traverse City was “hot” when he started it nearly a decade ago. Read More

The anatomy of a really sweet business deal

Spoonlickers looks to grow, diversify with investment.

February 5, 2016
David Darling doesn’t want Spoonlickers to be known as a frozen yogurt place. Read More

Wolverine Worldwide re-organizes brands and leadership

February 5, 2016
Wolverine Worldwide has a new "brand operating group structure" and has named several executives to lead its groups. Read More

Brewery opens out-of-state distribution

February 5, 2016
A growing brewery in the area is gearing up to ship its beer outside of Michigan for the first time. Read More

Hotelier plans hotel near mall

February 5, 2016
A new hotel could be going up near a mall in the area. Read More

Grocery store chain schedules opening

February 4, 2016
A grocer has marked when it plans to open its first store in the region. Read More

West Michigan ranks among best at RateBeer

February 4, 2016
Readers of an international website dedicated to rating beer think highly of the West Michigan beer industry. Read More

Golf tournament wins seven LPGA awards

February 4, 2016
The Grand Rapids area hosted one of the best golf tournaments of 2015. Read More

Craft spirits maker rolls out gins

February 2, 2016
A craft spirits maker in the region is set to release two new gins. Read More

Grand Rapids ranks as No. 1 'best-buy' market for homes in US

February 1, 2016
Buying a house in the Grand Rapids area is considered a good investment. Read More