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

Design tenets apply regardless of size

Visbeen Architects’ Matt Gerard speaks to professional architects, Kendall students.

September 23, 2016
Matt Gerard believes the design process is the same, no matter the scale of the project. Read More

Acradia Ales celebrates 20 years

Suprise left sales job in 1996 to open brewery in Battle Creek.

September 23, 2016
A proud Tim Suprise walked into his boss’ office in 1995 with what he claimed to be good and great news. Read More

STEAM Village pushes student innovation

ArtPrize Hub’s Planet3 demonstrates human connectivity based on technology.

September 23, 2016
This year, ArtPrize is focusing more on how art can change education. Read More

Bar chain picks next Michigan location

September 23, 2016
A local restaurant and bar chain is expanding its presence in the state. Read More

Pennsylvania coffee company plans factory

September 23, 2016
A coffee company based in Pennsylvania is planning to invest millions to open a plant in the region. Read More

ZIP code ranks among 'hottest' for housing in US

September 22, 2016
A ZIP code in the area is considered to be among the “hottest” housing markets in the nation. Read More

Coffee company opens shop downtown

September 22, 2016
A local coffee company has opened a new coffee shop downtown. Read More

Firm completes shopping center

September 22, 2016
A local firm has completed construction of a fully leased shopping center in the area. Read More

Big-box retailer closing locations

September 21, 2016
Two West Michigan locations of a national big-box retailer will close their doors this winter. Read More

Craft spirits maker releases cherry brandy

September 21, 2016
A local craft spirits maker is releasing a specialty cherry liquor. Read More