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ARTICLES

Grand Rapids rates among 'America's Best Beer Cities'

January 27, 2015
Grand Rapids has been bestowed a beer city title by a major brand in the media and travel industries. Read More

Bank closes 37 in-store branches

January 26, 2015
A bank is closing 37 in-store branches as it ends a 10-year relationship with a retailer. Read More

Activewear retailer extends footprint

January 26, 2015
A retailer of footwear and activewear is heading to the east side of the state. Read More

A new business concept: Have a crepe at the cleaners

Sheldon Cleaners is opening a café/creperie in one of its Grand Rapids locations.

January 23, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) At first it was just going to be a little coffee shop in one of their dry-cleaning/laundry locations. Then the Cares brothers decided to have a little fun. Read More

Bank closes six branches

January 23, 2015
A bank is closing six branches and consolidating them into other locations in response to “changing transaction patterns” by customers. Read More

Snyder vetoes bills prohibiting e-cigarette regulation

January 22, 2015
LANSING — Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed bills to prohibit e-cigarettes from being regulated as tobacco products under Michigan law. Read More

Grand Rapids Magazine names best restaurants

January 21, 2015
Grand Rapids Magazine has named the winner of its Restaurant of the Year award — and the best restaurants of their kind. Read More

Dealership moves on 28th Street

January 20, 2015
A car dealer didn’t travel far to relocate one of its franchises on 28th Street. Read More

Brewery plans b'day festival

January 20, 2015
A brewery in the region is planning a big birthday party later this year — with a lottery system for tickets. Read More

Real estate panel: 'Old' downtown inventory dries up

January 19, 2015
A panel of real estate leaders recently agreed that the inventory of rehab-able buildings in downtown Grand Rapids has essentially been depleted — after years of redevelopment projects. Read More