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Developer breaks ground on $9M residential project

A $9.6-million development with residential units, retail and restaurant space is well underway in town. Read More

St. Ann's Grand Rapids

Senior living community partners with hospital

A local senior living community has signed an agreement with a hospital that will enhance the community's rehabilitation services. Read More

RISE Real Estate Grand Rapids Medical Mile apartments partial rendering

Apartment complex off Medical Mile receives $8M in incentives

A $53-million apartment project off Medical Mile has been awarded $8.8 million in public incentives. Read More

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Casino plans expansion

A casino in the region is expanding to make room for more gaming and to support its player loyalty program. Read More

Spaces that learn

The spaces we use every day shape how we live, work, learn, shop, stay healthy and socialize. Many of them, however, aren’t keeping up with our rapidly changing world. Read More

XO Asian Cuisine food storage

County shuts down downtown restaurant

A downtown restaurant has been shuttered for at least one week due to a number of health code violations. Read More

Field and Fire Monroe

Field & Fire prepares North Monroe location

When Field & Fire opened in the brand-new Downtown Market in 2013, Shelby and Julie Kibler imagined 90 percent of their revenue would come from retail sales. Read More


There are big plans for tiny houses

Downtown living is the talk of Grand Rapids, but local firm Urbaneer is banking on another mode of living to have national appeal. Read More

Firms devour downtown office space

Class A office space is at its lowest vacancy rates in more than seven years, according to the most recent market reports from NAI Wisinski of West Michigan. Read More

Kalamazoo concrete company solidifies its presence in Greater Grand Rapids

A Kalamazoo-based concrete company is investing in its Grand Rapids operations, with a new fleet of ready-mix trucks, a Rockford plant and a second concrete batching plant at its Byron Center location. A specialty grinder from Italy also has been purchased for the company’s facility in Wyoming. Read More

Paul Lemley

Inside Track: Long and varied career leaves Lemley something to offer students

Paul Lemley has worked on so many different kinds of projects throughout his life, people often ask, “Wait, are you 100 years old?” Read More

Vander Mill GR

Vander Mill’s new GR facility features taste and capacity

Paul Vander Heide is excited about his culinary team at the newly opened Grand Rapids location of Vander Mill Cider. Read More

Parking shift begins in Arena South district

Businesses in downtown’s Arena South district already are being asked to relocate parking as a result of the newly announced Loeks Studio C! movie theater and 616 development project. Read More

Contractors ought to take notice of construction liens

West Michigan's building boom continues. In Grand Rapids, each month seems to provide a new medical building to the north of the Center City area or a new office tower to the south. Read More

smoking ban

Group pushes repeal of restaurant smoking ban

LANSING — A group of Michigan residents and businesses is pushing to repeal a state law forbidding smoking in restaurants. Read More

Wok Box boxes

Pan-Asian restaurant chain opens first location in market

A chain of restaurants that serves pan-Asian cuisine is opening its first location in West Michigan and the state. Read More

Grand Haven Waterfront Stadium renovation partial rendering

Nonprofit kicks off stadium project with $3M gift

A nonprofit in the region has kicked off a fundraising campaign for a stadium renovation project with a $3-million head start. Read More

Acoustics by Design Matthews Auditorium Cornerstone University

Acoustic consulting firms merge

A local firm that offers acoustic consulting services for various applications has merged with a similar company. Read More

Ben's Soft Pretzels

Soft pretzel chain opens next location

An Amish-inspired pretzel chain has opened its first location in town. Read More

Public Record

April 22 — Mortgages Read More