Shopping centers, openings/closings, technology and innovation


Real estate firm steps out into market

July 20, 2017
There’s a new real estate firm in the region. Read More

Spirits maker wins double-gold medals at international competition

July 20, 2017
A pair of gins by a Grand Rapids distillery were among the top winners at a global gin-tasting competition. Read More

'Italian beef' restaurant opens doors

July 19, 2017
A new “Italian beef” restaurant has opened in Grand Rapids. Read More

West Side grocery store closing

July 19, 2017
A grocery store on the West Side is closing its doors. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Celebrity chef Robert Irvine

July 18, 2017
Robert Irvine — of Food Network’s “Dinner: Impossible” and “Restaurant: Impossible” — is the featured guest in episode 43 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

Grocer rolling out 'click-and-collect' service

July 17, 2017
A locally based grocery store chain is rolling out an expedited shopping experience. Read More

Brewery creates German-style beer for ArtPrize

July 17, 2017
A local brewery has announced its next ArtPrize beer. Read More

Vander Mill Cider returns to its roots

Company uses six-month closure to establish new business plan for original Spring Lake location.

July 14, 2017
Vander Mill Cider has scaled back to its roots at the company’s original Spring Lake location. The location closed shortly following Thanksgiving and didn’t reopen until June 8, after calls from regulars became more vocal about their desire to visit Vander Mill Spring Lake, 14921 Cleveland St. Read More

Better Drinking Culture creates 'universal' mug club

July 14, 2017
An organization promoting healthy drinking habits has created a "universal" mug club program. Read More

Trader Joe’s plans second store

July 12, 2017
A specialty grocer is planning its second West Michigan location. Read More