Shopping centers, openings/closings, technology and innovation


Visitors bureau produces Savor the Art Coast

August 28, 2015
A lakeshore community is debuting its flavorful re-imagining of an annual event by pairing fine dining with locally crafted drinks. Read More

Cider maker turns to bottled distribution

August 28, 2015
A Michigan hard cider producer is ready to put out bottles. Read More

Partners plan upscale bistro, bakery and café

August 27, 2015
A bakery, café and full-service restaurant are in the works for a vacant building in the growing Plainfield Avenue corridor. Read More

Brewer expands distribution

August 26, 2015
A West Michigan brewer is expanding its presence in the western United States. Read More

Annual Wolverine sale benefits nonprofit

August 26, 2015
A major shoe sale that will donate thousands of dollars back into the community is on tap for tomorrow. Read More

Grand Rapids raises its barbecue profile

Restaurants are hustling to meet demand for immensely popular comfort food.

August 21, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Kansas City, Memphis … and Grand Rapids? Read More

Creators follow a simple process for bottled iced coffee

Diabetic owner was looking for a mellow brew without cream and sugar.

August 21, 2015
David Wentworth was looking for a way to enjoy mellow coffee without the addition of cream and sugar because of his Type 1 diabetes. Read More

Furniture maker sues to protect trademark

August 21, 2015
A West Michigan furniture manufacturer is taking legal action against a retailer to protect its trademark against unauthorized use. Read More

Brewery adds to beer board

August 20, 2015
A local brewpub is spicing up its beer board. Read More

Brewery bottles beer

August 19, 2015
Despite a local brewery’s inability to distribute beer, it has started bottling beers for to-go sales. Read More