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Brewery multiplies capacity

September 30, 2014
A downtown brewery is planning to get larger — much larger. Read More

Grilled cheese franchise maps location

September 30, 2014
A grilled cheese sandwich franchise didn’t “cut corners” in selecting the site for one of the restaurants it’s planning in the region. Read More

Craft spirits maker releases brandy

September 29, 2014
Two lakeshore beverage companies have teamed up for a Colonial-era treat. Read More

Food benefits program will get new fraud detection system

Currently, about 5 percent of recipients are disqualified for improper use.

September 26, 2014
LANSING — Anti-fraud efforts by Michigan and other states should be ramped up to improve the integrity of the $73-billion-a-year Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, a new federal report says. Read More

Family entertainment center targets 28th Street

September 26, 2014
A chain of family entertainment centers — where customers “eat, drink, play and watch” — is planning to open a location on 28th Street. Read More

Michigan-themed retailer plans Eastown store

September 25, 2014
Grand Rapids’ Eastown neighborhood will soon be a place to buy Michigan-themed apparel and merchandise. Read More

Brewery stages folk rocker

September 25, 2014
A singer-songwriter who recorded her first album at 15 is taking the stage at a downtown brewery this weekend. Read More

Downtown apartment building opens leasing

September 24, 2014
For anyone who’s ever wanted to live in a historic building in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, a planned 100-unit building is accepting applications. Read More

Founders Brewing rolls out experimental beer

September 24, 2014
Founders Brewing Co. is releasing its next experimental beer just in time for the winter holiday season. Read More

Craft spirits maker teaches classes

September 23, 2014
A craft spirits maker is setting out to help amateur bartenders. Read More