Shopping centers, openings/closings, technology and innovation


Marina anchors used-boat sale

September 1, 2014
As the summer season comes to a close, a lakeshore pier is preparing to host a used-boat sale before owners store their vessels for the winter. Read More

Man robs Walmart

September 1, 2014
| By AP
A man wearing construction gear robbed a Walmart in the region over the weekend. Read More

Restaurant group expands Southern holdings

August 28, 2014
A local restaurant group has added another 20 eateries to its corporate menu. Read More

Mimi Fritz implements Downtown Market vision

August 26, 2014
For the last two years, Mimi Fritz has focused with single-minded determination on the construction, leasing, staffing and program development of the Grand Rapids Downtown Market. Read More

Wolverine steps up annual sale

August 26, 2014
Wolverine Worldwide is set for its annual tent sale on Thursday. Read More

Bar plans to enter downtown market

August 25, 2014
“If Walmart had a bar, this would be it.” Read More

Grand Cocktail bartenders create winning concoctions

August 25, 2014
Food wasn’t the only focus of Restaurant Week, as this year’s theme was pairing dishes with beverages. Read More

Developer plans downtown bar and grill

August 22, 2014
A developer has purchased a two-story building downtown, where it plans to replace a now-closed bar and grill with a new one. Read More

Backyard Bourbon BBQ smokes downtown

August 22, 2014
The B.O.B. is hosting its Backyard Bourbon BBQ on Saturday. Read More

Home improvement retailer opens store

August 21, 2014
A company that reclaims building materials has opened a local home improvement store. Read More