Shopping centers, openings/closings, technology and innovation


Hard cider maker releases summer varieties

July 30, 2014
A hard cider maker is expanding its lineup for the summer. Read More

Gallery Walk exhibits across downtown Holland

July 30, 2014
A celebration of the visual arts will be strolling across a lakeshore town this weekend as galleries invite visitors downtown. Read More

Guitar school jams downtown

July 29, 2014
A Holland native is bringing his global guitar business to downtown Grand Rapids to teach the business community how to jam. Read More

Downtown Battle Creek shows support for future retailers

New program will subsidize rent while businesses get up and running.

July 25, 2014
Retail entrepreneurs and business owners looking to set up shop in downtown Battle Creek may be eligible for financial support with a new acceleration program. Read More

Urban venue opens doors

July 21, 2014
A rentable urban venue is throwing a launch party to make new friends in its Grand Rapids neighborhood. Read More

Furniture maker acquires retailer for $154M

July 18, 2014
An office furniture giant is growing its higher-margin consumer business by acquiring the largest premium furniture retailer in North America for $154 million in cash. Read More

Residential real estate firm expands presence

July 17, 2014
A residential real estate franchise has opened a new office to grow its presence and roster of agents in the region. Read More

Home care franchise moves into mall

July 17, 2014
A North American chain of home care service providers is nearly doubling its footprint in the market. Read More

Wolverine Worldwide closes 140 stores in 'strategic realignment'

July 16, 2014
The Rockford-based footwear maker Wolverine Worldwide is planning to close 140 stores as part of a new “strategic realignment plan.” Read More

Bar expands into college town

July 14, 2014
The regional expansion of a top-ranked bar continues. Read More