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Lake Pointe Apartments

Developers build $4.3M lakefront senior apartments

There was immediate demand for a $4.3-million senior apartment building that recently opened in the region. Read More

The Morton leasing office

Downtown apartment building opens leasing

For anyone who’s ever wanted to live in a historic building in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, a planned 100-unit building is accepting applications. Read More

Emily Richett

PR firm moves into East Hills

As it nears its two-year anniversary, a public relations firm has moved into a newly renovated office space in Grand Rapids’ East Hills neighborhood. Read More


Bar ranks among top five in nation

A local bar has been voted the top beer bar in the region — and one of the top five bars in the U.S. Read More

Baker College health science

Baker College of Muskegon showcases new health care facility

Baker College of Muskegon is celebrating the completion of a new $8-million building, which is a “destination” training facility for individuals pursuing the health sciences. Read More

Muskegon CC

MCC acquires former Muskegon Chronicle building

Muskegon Community College is in the process of investing $28.6 million in renovations and expansions on campus and in the core of the downtown district — its largest infrastructure investment since the 1960s. Read More

Steelcase Health

Steelcase works to design health care's future

The world’s best and brightest in medicine are plotting the future of health care from the comfort of Steelcase furniture. Read More

Designing cities for people, not cars

Guillermo Penalosa has a message for city planners: Design cities for people. Read More

American Glass Mosiac

Unique tile company has Italian touch

Bottles that held beer no one ever drank are part of the process at a unique new company in Norton Shores. Read More

UICA snipers ArtPrize

Varied venues add to ArtPrize's flair for the unusual

A lot of focus is put on the art during ArtPrize — and rightly so — but venues might be just as important in the long run. Read More

Bistro Bella Vita Restaurant

ArtPrize is springboard to restaurants' busy season

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) With nearly 400,000 more people spending time in downtown Grand Rapids than normal, ArtPrize is a boon to area hotels, restaurants and bars. Read More

ArtPrize winner

ArtPrize is ready for you

Massive throngs of people will descend on Grand Rapids this week when the sixth annual ArtPrize begins its 19-day stay in downtown as artists compete for $560,000 in prizes. Read More

Boatwerks restaurant

Restaurant plans banquet hall expansion

A lakeshore restaurant is planning to increase its capacity for large events that overlook the water — in response to growing customer demand in the area. Read More

GVSU opens state-of-the-art Mary Idema Pew Library

University wins platinum for library

A college library has been designated the first LEED Platinum library in the state. Read More

Commercial real estate commits to design

We've all seen the news articles lately trumpeting the new retailers entering the Grand Rapids region and the improvement in office market occupancy rates. Hidden inside this new optimism is the extraordinary investment that landlords are making in their products — not just the investment into the buildings, but, rather, a methodical and thoughtful process on how design affects not only the buildings, but the environments and communities where they stand. Why? Because design matters. Read More

tiki bar

Group plans tiki restaurant and bar downtown

A bar group is planning to open a tiki-themed barbecue restaurant and bar downtown. Read More

Dicastal North America

Wheel maker drives into market with 300 jobs

A subsidiary of a Chinese wheel maker is planning to enter the state by opening a $140-million plant in the region and creating 300 jobs. Read More

moveable interior wall

Moveable interior walls create answers

While moveable walls have been around for a while, they aren't always the go-to for facility managers and planners. Before you swing another hammer, consider these four questions. Read More

Public Record

September 19 — Mortgages Read More