Shopping centers, openings/closings, technology and innovation


DDA approves FY2019 budget

In addition to supporting five GR Forward goals, DDA also approved a retail innovation/incubation grant.

June 15, 2018
The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority has hit the final step in the 2019 budget approval process. Read More

Sports bar opens downtown

June 15, 2018
A local restaurant company has opened a sports bar downtown. Read More

Sisters open brewery

June 14, 2018
Three sisters have opened a brewery next to their family business in the region. Read More

Owners sell restaurant to group

June 14, 2018
A local restaurant group has acquired an eatery known for its from-scratch breakfast and lunch foods. Read More

Grocery store anchoring Michigan Street project

June 12, 2018
A locally based grocery chain will be the retail anchor for a residential development underway just east of Medical Mile. Read More

Urban brewery opening beer garden

June 11, 2018
A local brewery is opening a beer garden and tapping into delivery after completing its expansion. Read More

Downtown restaurant adds weekend brunch

June 11, 2018
A barbecue restaurant downtown is now serving brunch on the weekend. Read More

Partners plan four barbecue restaurants

June 8, 2018
A pair of partners are planning to open four new barbecue restaurants in the region. Read More

Furniture maker buys stake in Danish company for $66M

June 7, 2018
A furniture maker in the area has spent $66 million to acquire part of a global ancillary furnishings brand. Read More

Construction firm finishing $1.1M supermarket project

June 7, 2018
A local contractor is putting the final touches on an expansion and renovation project in Michigan for a supermarket chain. Read More