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Car wash chain sells to Arizona company

February 21, 2017
A local car wash chain has been acquired by an Arizona company. Read More

Craft spirit makers medal at national show

February 20, 2017
A local distillery was named Best of Show at a national trade show. Read More

Downtown Market says it’s on ‘solid footing’

Despite twice requesting extensions on $3-million loan from state, market’s CEO and president claims it is ‘financially sustainable.’

February 17, 2017
Despite having twice requested extensions on its $3-million loan with the state of Michigan, Mimi Fritz of the Grand Rapids Downtown Market said the Grand Action and Downtown Development Authority-backed venture is financially sustainable and doing well. Read More

HopCat to refocus on Michigan

Company’s new CEO says team will continue to look at suburban Detroit, Traverse City as future locations.

February 17, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A refocus on Michigan is among the priorities for HopCat moving forward in 2017, according to the company’s new CEO. Read More

Food distributor keeps rolling for 90 years

S. Abraham & Sons cites convenience store offerings, customer service, technology and family culture as reasons for its longevity.

February 17, 2017
S. Abraham & Sons weathered a depression and several recessions on the strength of a simple idea: Each generation has its own product demands, but people always need good service. Read More

Retailer liquidating all stores

February 17, 2017
A Grand Rapids-based retailer is liquidating $110 million worth of goods. Read More

Italian restaurant closes doors

February 16, 2017
An Italian restaurant on a major retail corridor in Grand Rapids has closed. Read More

Health club franchise opening location

February 15, 2017
A new health club is set to open in Grand Rapids. Read More

Brewery releasing tickets for limited-edition brew

February 15, 2017
The most-anticipated beer in Grand Rapids for many fans goes on sale this week. Read More

Retailer files for bankruptcy

February 14, 2017
A Grand Rapids-based retailer has filed for bankruptcy. Read More