Shopping centers, openings/closings, technology and innovation


Franchisee opens next Culver's

March 2, 2015
The man who first introduced Michigan to Culver’s is now opening the first Culver’s between the Grand Rapids area and Kalamazoo. Read More

Sports bar chain targets market

February 27, 2015
A sports bar chain that’s been described as a Scottish-themed version of Hooters is planning to enter the West Michigan market. Read More

Spirit makers medal at American Craft Distillers Awards

February 26, 2015
A pair of craft spirit makers recently brought home a total of 10 medals from the American Craft Distillers Awards. Read More

Supermarket chain enters market

February 25, 2015
A national chain of supermarkets with a focus on "real food" has moved into the West Michigan market. Read More

Brewery and website partner on beer

February 24, 2015
A brewery and a craft beer website have teamed up to brew a beer that’s being released on Tuesday. Read More

Restaurant and bar moves into downtown

February 23, 2015
A restaurant serving “refined comfort food” and an "extensive" craft beer, wine and cocktail menu is moving into the downtown scene. Read More

Chow Hound names director of retail operations

February 23, 2015
A one-time retail stocker is now the director of retail operations at a chain of eight pet-supply stores. Read More

American Customer Satisfaction Index releases retail report

February 20, 2015
The 2014 American Customer Satisfaction Index Retail Report is out. Read More

Man accused of setting adult store on fire

February 20, 2015
| By AP
A man has been accused of burning down an adult entertainment store in the region. Read More

Fitness club and sports academy form partnership

February 19, 2015
A fitness club and sports academy have partnered to expand their services to members. Read More