Shopping centers, openings/closings, technology and innovation


Change in diet inspires change in restaurant

Cherie Inn owner Michael Kulczyk develops healthier, vegan-friendly food options.

October 21, 2016
Last week, Michael Kulczyk stepped on the scale revealing he had lost 100 pounds since March 1. Read More

Restaurant Partners Inc. owner hits his stride

Jeff Lobdell adds Rockwell Republic to growing list of acquired restaurants.

October 21, 2016
Restaurant Partners Inc.’s growth hasn’t always been easy, but Jeff Lobdell feels like he is hitting his stride. Read More

Co-founder leads buyout of $670M insurance brokerage

October 21, 2016
A retail insurance brokerage in the area has been bought back by its management team. Read More

Restaurant company secures $97M credit facility

October 21, 2016
A local restaurant company has secured a $97-million credit facility to support its planned expansion. Read More

Brewery's beer benefits nonprofit

October 21, 2016
A brewery in the area has made a beer to raise money for a Grand Rapids nonprofit. Read More

Construction supplier moves into market

October 20, 2016
A Michigan-based supplier of marble and stone materials has entered the Grand Rapids market. Read More

Shop earns Guinness World Record for longest 'ice cream dessert'

October 20, 2016
| By AP
An ice cream shop in the region has officially set a world record. Read More

Bank closing branches

October 19, 2016
A bank is closing several branches in West Michigan and 16 total across the state. Read More

'Dessert parlor' opening on West Side

October 18, 2016
A locally based “dessert parlor” chain is opening its first location downtown. Read More

Breweries medal at Great American Beer Festival

October 17, 2016
Several breweries in the region came away with awards from the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Read More