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

Where do you draw the line?

Definition of downtown Grand Rapids’ boundaries depends on whom you ask.

June 27, 2016
(See map below and as seen on WZZM TV 13) Downtown Grand Rapids has official boundaries defined by various government entities, but perceptions continue to change as the city evolves. Read More

Entrepreneurs’ phone repair business expansion rings true

Owners of Genius now have retail and distribution locations across the country.

June 24, 2016
As Jordan Notenbaum and Garry VonMyhr were getting Genius Phone Repair off the ground, there would sometimes be four customers in Notenbaum’s living room watching a Detroit Tigers game as they waited for their phones to be fixed. Read More

Young sommelier blazes trails

Culinary Institute of Michigan grad hopes to be a role model.

June 24, 2016
There was something special about a Châteauneuf-du-Pape that made an 18-year-old George Walker fall in love with wine. Read More

Inside Track: Windsurfer changes tack to get on board with building

Years of on-the-job training chart a course for Veneklasen to follow in his father’s wake

June 24, 2016
If not for a $100 check from his grandmother, Chris Veneklasen could still be on Nantucket Island teaching windsurfing. Read More

Building industry braces for changes

Overtime rule will create cultural shift and price hikes for most companies, ABC exec says.

June 24, 2016
When the new U.S. Department of Labor overtime rule goes into effect on Dec. 1, construction prices could start to rise. Read More

Pet supply chain opens next store

June 24, 2016
A local chain of pet supply stores has opened its next location in the market. Read More

Brewers guild produces Burning Foot Beer Festival

June 24, 2016
Tickets for a lakeshore beer festival this summer, which sold out last year, go on sale on Saturday. Read More

Brewery filling 150 positions

June 24, 2016
A brewery is ready to start filling 150 positions for its new location in town. Read More

Firm plots 216-home development

June 24, 2016
A firm in the area is planning to develop a new 216-home community in a Grand Rapids suburb. Read More

Tradesman International hosts open house for 100-plus construction jobs

June 24, 2016
A large employer of trade workers with more than 100 summer jobs opportunities is hosting an open house next week. Read More