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Inside Track: Transition from food to beer started early for Crank

Jim Crank is happy to have joined the craft brewing scene; now he’s looking for more space in Grand Rapids.

January 30, 2015
In the 1990s, Jim Crank spent a lot of time thinking about craft beer. Read More

West Michigan beer industry flows over RateBeer 'Best' rankings

January 30, 2015
The region’s beer industry ranks highly among readers of an international website dedicated to rating beer. Read More

BRRRewfest warms lakeshore

January 30, 2015
The lakeshore is embracing the cold this weekend by bringing more than 20 brewers to town. Read More

Downtown bar closes after 10-year run

January 29, 2015
After a decade of fun, a downtown bar and restaurant known for its Coney dogs is closing its doors for good. Read More

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

Developer plans hotel and restaurant on East Beltline

January 26, 2015
A developer is planning to build a hotel and restaurant along a busy retail corridor on East Beltline. Read More

New Holland shifts strategy to market rollouts

Company’s HR plan taps into experienced personnel from other breweries.

January 23, 2015
Even with its new west-side Grand Rapids taproom and brewing facility a year away, New Holland Brewing Co. still had a big year in 2014. 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

Founders adds to downtown’s skyline

Brewing company hopes to have seven-story addition done this summer.

January 23, 2015
Founders Brewing Co. is adding to the Grand Rapids skyline. Read More

Barfly spreads its wings with expansion plans

Company hopes to double its number of bars — and revenue — by end of the year.

January 23, 2015
Barfly Ventures entered 2014 with five bars. Read More