Items Tagged with 'Mark Sellers'


HopCat’s Michigan expansions might be drying up

But BarFly has an aggressive plan to place 30 bars in Midwest college towns.

April 8, 2016
Eight years in, and HopCat has had a lot of success as a “big fish in a small pond,” but the beer-bar chain now is entering big-city territory. Read More

EY names Entrepreneur of the Year winners

June 15, 2015
A global award program recognized several West Michigan entrepreneurs during its regional gala in Detroit to celebrate business leaders. Read More

Exhibition companies merge

April 7, 2015
The Titanic and dinosaurs are coming together. Read More

Barfly spreads its wings with expansion plans

Company hopes to double its number of bars — and revenue — by end of the year.

January 23, 2015
Barfly Ventures entered 2014 with five bars. Read More

Shootings put Arena District on edge

BarFly Ventures meeting with police and DGRI results in increased patrols.

June 20, 2014
The most prominent bar owner in the trendy Arena District in downtown Grand Rapids is putting pressure on police and DGRI, the city’s downtown business support organization, to prevent street violence from continuing amid the nightlife crowds there. Read More

HopCat pours itself a birthday party

January 9, 2013
The No. 3 beer bar on planet Earth, which is also the home of some gooey goodness known as the Killer Mac and Cheese, turns five years old on Saturday, and HopCat’s owners Mark and Michele Sellers are in the mood to celebrate. Read More

GR Brewing Co. to begin pouring this week

Owners try to pay tribute to the city with their latest venture.

December 1, 2012
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) While Lansing is their next business frontier, Mark and Michele Sellers are opening their latest creation right here in downtown and they’re doing all they can to honor the city and possibly some of its famous citizens. Read More

Largest U.S. city without a brewery about to be topped off

October 25, 2012
Barfly Ventures announced Thursday it will open the Lansing Brewing Co., in Lansing, and HopCat (East Lansing) next summer. Barfly is the holding company for Grand Rapids’ HopCat, Stella’s Lounge, McFadden’s and Grand Rapids Brewing Co. Read More

Grand Rapids Brewing opening on tap

October 25, 2012
Grand Rapids Brewing Co., 1 Ionia Ave. SW, will open Dec. 5. The brewery and restaurant was originally slated to open in late summer, but was pushed back because of some logistical issues, according to Mark Sellers, owner of Barfly Ventures LLC, the holding company for GRBC, HopCat, Stella’s Lounge and McFadden's. Read More