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Shopping centers, openings/closings, technology and innovation
It’s a big month for local custom cake and dessert business The Cakabakery. After four years in operation, the bakery is moving into its first retail location, as well as making its national TV debut as a competitor on Food Network’s "Cupcake Wars." Read More
Downtown Market announced today that Sweetie-licious Pie Pantry will be part of the indoor Market Hall when it opens later this summer. Read More
The scene at Downtown Market just got a whole lot spicier. Read More
Three out of four Michiganders surveyed would dump the state law but one GR publican isn’t so sure.
In most states — 49, to be exact — there is no law against a bar or restaurant serving alcohol in a glass bearing the Budweiser logo, or Bell’s, or Jack Daniel’s, or any other logo. Read More
Last year Michigan merchants took in $172 million in commissions.
The state government’s plan to start online sales of Michigan lottery tickets has triggered ethics debates in the Legislature and complaints from behind the counter of thousands of convenience, liquor and grocery stores from Detroit to Ironwood. Read More
Board approves tenant’s liquor license application and OKs street improvements.
Just a day after its ribbon-cutting ceremony and a few days before its outdoor marketplace opened last Saturday, Grand Rapids city commissioners gave the Downtown Market’s newest indoor tenant a boost and also approved some streetscape improvements around the new $30 million facility. Read More