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Kent Companies concrete contractor worker

Concrete firm expands Up North

A local concrete contractor is expanding into northern Michigan. Read More

AirTime trampoline park mosh pit

Indoor trampoline park enters market

A new trampoline park is bouncing into a 30,000-square-foot vacancy in town. Read More

Pine Rest partial rendering Van Andel Center Cutlerville construction project

Behavioral health facility builds out $12.4M project

Work is underway on a $12.4-million project at a behavioral health facility in the area. Read More

Energy company reaches $176M settlement for oil spill

An energy company has reached a $176-million settlement for the costliest inland oil spill in U.S. history — a pipeline rupture that polluted a nearly 40-mile stretch of the Kalamazoo River. Read More

Brighton Graye's Bistro

American bistro opens doors

A bistro serving “modern American cuisine” has opened in town. Read More

John Grzbyek, left, and Thomas DeMeester

Wealth management firm enters downtown

A wealth management firm in the region is planning to open an office downtown. Read More

Home2 Suites by Hilton

Hilton brand hotel enters market

A Hilton extended-stay hotel brand is planning to enter the Michigan market via West Michigan. Read More

Holland State Park playground concept rendering

Park crowdfunds playground project

A lakeshore park has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $17,000 for a playground. Read More

South Division

Special report: Seeking unity on Division

Propaganda Doughnuts’ decision to close — and in part to blame the area’s homeless population for its troubles — is prompting discussion about the future of the South Division Avenue retail corridor. Read More

The Knickerbocker

New Holland brews up something different in GR

Intentionality is evident in the design of New Holland Brewing Co.’s The Knickerbocker. Read More

Wayne Visbeen

Upscale playhouse designs get some love

Extravagant playhouses might be on the rise as Grand Rapids architect Wayne Visbeen will be featured on a television series designing and building playhouses for clients. Read More

Coming attraction at Studio 28

Remember Studio 28? Well, something’s finally happening on the vacant site of what was often called the “largest movie theater in the world.” Read More

Home buyers, sellers work together in hot market

As Judy Brasseur put it, “you must be living under a rock” to not know people want to live in Grand Rapids. Read More

$8.6M DDA budget backs GR Forward

The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority officially has its budget for the next fiscal year, and a pair of downtown building renovations will receive DDA support. Read More

Homewood Suites by Hilton downtown Grand Rapids

Hilton brand hotel opens downtown

A new 110-room Hilton brand hotel is now open downtown. Read More

Local First office Fuller Avenue NE

Nonprofit expands into new space

A nonprofit focused on local businesses has moved into a new home across town that’s triple the size of its first space. Read More

plant garden store section

Farm lays off 300 workers

A farm in the region is laying off at least 300 employees after filing for bankruptcy. Read More

East Grand Rapids Gaslight Village

Grand Rapids suburb ranks as 'best' in Michigan

A website that reviews neighborhoods recently ranked the "best" suburbs in the Grand Rapids metro — including one that rates as the best in the state. Read More

shipping container

Civic agency backs West Side beer garden

The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority has approved a grant for a beer garden on the West Side. Read More

Public Record

July 15 — Mortgages Read More