Shopping centers, openings/closings, technology and innovation


Florist brings green thumb to Creston

Glamour and Grit does gifts, weddings, DIY bouquets, plant re-potting and green-wall installations in addition to offering lawn and garden supplies.

April 21, 2017
Heather Grit has harnessed her creative streak through a new floral and retail shop in Grand Rapids’ Creston neighborhood. Read More

Steakhouse settling into space

April 21, 2017
There’s a new steakhouse in the region. Read More

Whirlpool appoints board of directors

April 21, 2017
Whirlpool announced its board of directors for the next year following its annual stockholders meeting. Read More

Car dealer completes luxury dealership

April 20, 2017
A car dealer has completed a new facility for two of its luxury brands on a major retail corridor in town. Read More

Grand Rapids is No. 10 US market for 'craft spirits tourism'

April 20, 2017
Grand Rapids is considered one of the best metros in the U.S. for tourists seeking craft spirits. Read More

Brewery producing 5k fundraiser

April 19, 2017
A Grand Rapids brewery is hosting a 5k charity fundraiser this weekend. Read More

Auctioneer selling retailer's assets

April 18, 2017
Assets from a recently closed Grand Rapids retailer are being auctioned off this month. Read More

Food distributor's employees volunteer 20,000 hours

April 18, 2017
A food distributor reported its employees volunteered a combined total of 20,234 hours during 2016, exceeding the company’s annual goal by about 35 percent. Read More

National retailer closing four West Michigan stores

April 17, 2017
Another national retailer is closing hundreds of stores, including four in West Michigan. Read More

Startup raises $2M in funding

April 17, 2017
A local startup that makes a durable coffee maker has recently closed a $2-million round of funding. Read More