Retail

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ARTICLES

Brick-and-mortar businesses welcome online sales tax

Senate Fiscal Agency projects the law will bring in $50M in new revenue annually.

LANSING — Many businesses across Michigan will benefit from a new law that subjects online retailers such as Amazon and Overstock.com to the same 6 percent sales tax that “brick-and-mortar” businesses collect from consumers. Read More

West Michigan beer industry flows over RateBeer 'Best' rankings

January 30, 2015
The region’s beer industry ranks highly among readers of an international website dedicated to rating beer. Read More

Downtown bar closes after 10-year run

January 29, 2015
After a decade of fun, a downtown bar and restaurant known for its Coney dogs is closing its doors for good. Read More

Local First names LocalMotion winners

January 28, 2015
Local First has named the winners of its LocalMotion Awards. Read More

Grand Rapids rates among 'America's Best Beer Cities'

January 27, 2015
Grand Rapids has been bestowed a beer city title by a major brand in the media and travel industries. Read More

Bank closes 37 in-store branches

January 26, 2015
A bank is closing 37 in-store branches as it ends a 10-year relationship with a retailer. Read More

Activewear retailer extends footprint

January 26, 2015
A retailer of footwear and activewear is heading to the east side of the state. Read More

A new business concept: Have a crepe at the cleaners

Sheldon Cleaners is opening a café/creperie in one of its Grand Rapids locations.

January 23, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) At first it was just going to be a little coffee shop in one of their dry-cleaning/laundry locations. Then the Cares brothers decided to have a little fun. Read More

Bank closes six branches

January 23, 2015
A bank is closing six branches and consolidating them into other locations in response to “changing transaction patterns” by customers. Read More

Snyder vetoes bills prohibiting e-cigarette regulation

January 22, 2015
LANSING — Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed bills to prohibit e-cigarettes from being regulated as tobacco products under Michigan law. Read More