Shopping centers, openings/closings, technology and innovation


Restaurant partners are all about neighborhood flavor

L&B Portfolio’s growth menu doesn’t include downtown Grand Rapids.

July 29, 2016
Larry Zeiser said he might be a bit of a masochist. Read More

Special report: Many interests merge on S. Division

Business, poverty, arts and nonprofits: Can one neighborhood have it all?

July 29, 2016
The vision for South Division Avenue in Andy DeBraber’s eyes is clear. Read More

Downtown restaurant and brewery partner on dinner and tap takeover

July 29, 2016
A restaurant downtown and a brewery are producing an event next week that will be highlighted by two vintages of a top limited-edition beer. Read More

Pharmacy moves into Medical Mile

July 29, 2016
A pharmacy by a national chain is moving into the Medical Mile corridor. Read More

Bookstores produce 'Harry Potter' release parties

July 29, 2016
Muggles are invited to bookstores in town this weekend for J.K. Rowling’s latest “Harry Potter” release and a birthday party. Read More

Downtown Market launches pop-up vendor program

July 28, 2016
In an effort to help “budding food entrepreneurs and artisan makers,” the Downtown Market is launching a new program that will allow potential Market Hall vendors to test the waters before setting up shop. Read More

Firm sells mall

July 27, 2016
A mall in the region has been sold. Read More

Grandwich names top-10 sandwiches

July 26, 2016
The top-10 sandwiches from this year’s Grandwich competition have been selected by voters. Read More

Ranir acquires teeth-whitening brand

July 26, 2016
A global maker of oral care products has acquired a well-known teeth-whitening brand. Read More

Long-time restaurant closes

July 25, 2016
A local restaurant at a major retail intersection is closing after 25 years in business. Read More