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Interphase Interiors Stuido Blue at Blue35

Furniture dealer develops showroom downtown

An office furniture dealer is developing a new multi-purpose space that will allow it to be part of “the downtown Grand Rapids creative community.” Read More

Clemens Food Group

Pork producer invests up to $255M in plant, 800 jobs

A pork producer is planning to create more than 800 jobs after it builds a new plant in the region. Read More

bread slices rolls grains

Food recycler develops $8M plant

The largest recycler of bakery, cereal grain, snack food and related food byproducts in the U.S. is planning to invest $8 million to rejuvenate an industrial site in the region. Read More

racecar racetrack

Racecar supplier plans 138 jobs

A supplier of performance parts and accessories for racecars, hot rods, trucks and off-road vehicles is planning to expand its operation in the region and create 138 jobs. Read More

CrossFit Luminary gym

Gym re-opens after 'nightmarish' fire

In the early morning hours of April 11, Michael Livingston and Shane Davis stood outside in the cold watching their business and their dreams go up in flames. Read More

parking rates

Parking rates won't chase businesses

The Grand Rapids Parking Commission is considering whether to recommend monthly parking rate changes for its ramps and surface lots, which has some people wondering if higher pricing in high-capacity lots will chase some downtown businesses to the suburbs. Read More

Spectrum Health faces parking crunch

The Parking Commission isn’t the only group mulling over downtown parking. Spectrum Health is also considering its parking future. Read More


Holland Museum makes cuts, faces closure

To keep the Holland Museum’s doors from closing permanently, the organization is hoping to gain community support as it enters a restructuring phase. Read More

'Tis the season for … gift cards?

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Do gift cards suck? Read More

State board supports Kent parkland purchase

The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board is recommending the Michigan Legislature fund 69 recreation development projects and land acquisitions in 2015, one of which is the purchase of 170 acres in Caledonia Township by Kent County for addition to an undeveloped park. Read More

GR Press Building

MSU approves $3M demolition of ex-Press building

The former Grand Rapids Press building downtown is exiting stage left to set the scene for the future Grand Rapids Biomedical Research Center. Read More

GVSU Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences

University considers health building for downtown parking lot

The acquisition of a parking lot in downtown Grand Rapids is viewed as a key strategic move by a university to support the growth of its health care capacity. Read More

Pratt & Whitney Alcoa jet engine

Aerospace supplier invests $16.7M in expansion

An aerospace supplier plans to undergo a $16.7-million expansion that will position it to further capture growing demand for advanced jet engine parts. Read More

Lyon Street Cafe Heritage Hill

Café opens in Heritage Hill neighborhood

There’s a new place to get coffee in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Public Record

Mortgages — December 12 Read More