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Midlink Business Park

Business park plans for growth

A business park in the region is focusing on developing roughly 100 acres of land. Read More

82 Ionia Ave. NW

Kent County requests bids for downtown building

Kent County has put a downtown building up for sale after identifying it is not being used to its fullest potential. Read More

Real estate firm buys adult club downtown

A real estate firm has bought an adult club downtown and is planning to redevelop the site as part of a “neighborhood renaissance.” Read More

Eastown Flats

Developer opens $5.6M urban apartment project

A developer has officially opened a pair of apartment buildings in Grand Rapids. Read More

Ramblewood Apartments

Apartment complex sells for $100.4M

An apartment complex in the area has been sold for $100.4 million. Read More

Steve Faber

Communications firm enters market

An East Lansing advocacy communications firm is expanding into Grand Rapids with a new downtown location. Read More

original Meijer Thrifty Acres Grand Rapids

Meijer store earns Michigan Historical Marker

The state has marked one Meijer store’s place in history. Read More

Experience Grand Rapids Art Outdoor Project My Grand Rapids billboards

Billboards paint Grand Rapids as art city

Five local artists have been given the opportunity to celebrate Grand Rapids with billboards that will be featured along Michigan highways this summer. Read More

First & Main

First & Main brings small town vibe to senior communities

An assisted living and memory care community anticipated to open this fall will not only provide clinical care, but also main street amenities and technology. Read More

Covenant Development

Franchise finds niche home market in WM

About a dozen years ago, Peter Engles was living in Columbus, Ohio, trying to find a way into the real estate market. Read More

GR Research Center

Research center seen as catalyst

As the second research center in the downtown Grand Rapids area, the impact of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s new facility could create a ripple effect of economic activity. Read More

Fifth Third trims branches

Fifth Third Bancorp in Cincinnati has announced it will move forward on its “expected” changes to its branch network — namely, the consolidation or sale of about 100 branches, as well as the sale of about 30 properties it had purchased previously for future branch expansion. Read More

Whirlpool and Kohler team up on zero water waste

Home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp. has announced plans to join forces with a manufacturer of kitchen and bath products on a zero waste initiative. Read More

CRAP Store

C.R.A.P. Store opens in Wyoming

Want to buy some cheap C.R.A.P.? Read More

Eyes on the road (restrictions)

You have found the perfect building for your client to own or occupy. Your client’s business depends on large trucks to carry materials to and from its site. Read More

Many savings options are available when it comes to roads

Editor: As a small business owner recently on a sales call in Battle Creek, I was amused to witness four Michigan State Police Suburbans parked outside a restaurant during the lunch hour left running while four state police officers dined on their chosen fare. Read More

The Goddard School Grandville

Preschool franchise opens location

A preschool franchise known for teaching children through a play-based curriculum is opening its second location in the market. Read More

Firehouse Subs turkey bacon ranch

Sub restaurant franchise opens on 28th Street

A franchise of sub restaurants has opened its fourth location in the region on 28th Street. Read More

Hearthside Food Solutions

Food maker invests $10.7M in expansion

A maker of baked goods and snacks is planning a $10.7-million expansion in the area that's expected to create at least 91 jobs. Read More

Public Record

June 26 — Mortgages Read More