Shopping centers, openings/closings, technology and innovation


Restaurateur plans Asian-Latin taqueria

January 24, 2017
A Grand Rapids neighborhood may have a new tenant soon in the form of a taqueria. Read More

Stability marks The Cottage Bar’s 90th year

Originally a sandwich shop founded during Prohibition, restaurant has been a staple in Grand Rapids community.

January 20, 2017
While much has changed around The Cottage Bar in 90 years, very little has changed inside the restaurant. In fact, a picture hung on the restaurant’s east wall shows just how similar the interior is today to the past. Read More

GR sees mixed drink renaissance on the horizon

Area distilleries jump on spirits resurgence with exclusive cocktails.

January 20, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) While working the bar at Reserve, Rob Hanks is able to channel his college degree. Read More

Retailers face hard decisions

Macy’s and Sears have opposing outlooks based on progression, profitability.

January 20, 2017
Macy’s is pruning a plant and Sears is a sinking ship. Read More

One-star review? You’re free to Yelp

Consumer Review Fairness Act blocks companies from including ‘gag clauses’ in contracts.

January 20, 2017
Thanks to recent bipartisan legislation, it’s now a little safer for consumers to post honest reviews of less-than-stellar experiences. Read More

Gastro pub filling riverfront vacancy

January 19, 2017
A former riverfront restaurant space in the area has landed a new tenant to fill the vacated spot, which has been empty since last summer. Read More

Developer plans shopping center

January 18, 2017
A new shopping center could be on its way to one of the busiest retail corridors in the area. Read More

Grand Rapids is a top-10 market to 'stay in shape' in US

January 18, 2017
Grand Rapidians like to exert themselves. Read More

Traditional malls are out — and de-malling is in

January 18, 2017
In today’s fast-paced world of tight schedules and front-door deliveries, mega-mall shopping is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Read More

Car dealer acquires dealership

January 17, 2017
A Detroit area car dealer is entering Grand Rapids. Read More