Street Talk

A casual, and sometimes cutting, roundup of what's being said around town.

ARTICLES

Street Talk: Parking suggestions welcome

The soft side.

February 17, 2017
With all the hubbub surrounding parking this past week, maybe it’s time for Grand Rapids to tear a page from Seattle’s book. Read More

Street Talk: Retail guessing game

Ford’s blanket.

February 10, 2017
Now that Woodland Mall has its first official replacement for when Sears closes in March, speculation by consumers and real estate agents alike can continue for the seemingly endless amount of space the vacancy will leave. Read More

Street Talk: Climate is a hot topic

Training day.

February 3, 2017
In 30 years, West Michigan could find its winter weather more akin to that of St. Louis, Columbus or Cleveland. Read More

Street Talk: Stage presence

Research hub.

January 27, 2017
One of the fun things about awards ceremonies where the winners are revealed at the event is the unscripted “acceptance” speeches from the honorees. Read More

Street Talk: Economic complications

By the book.

January 20, 2017
Speaking at the CFA Society West Michigan luncheon held at the University Club of Grand Rapids this past week, ClearArc Capital Chief Investment Officer Mitch Stapley had some words of advice for the assembled group: “We are going to earn our money this year, gentlemen.” Read More

Street Talk: Politics don’t matter

Culture club.

January 13, 2017
After Donald Trump assumes the office of the presidency Jan. 20, the course for the United States over the next four years will begin to take shape. Read More

Street Talk: On the right track

Junk funk.

January 6, 2017
A few of the last remaining major eligible Grand Rapids neighborhoods not already designated as a Corridor Improvement District took the first steps in receiving that designation. Read More

Street Talk: Running up the flagpole

Cord connection.

December 30, 2016
Who knew a flag could require city approval? Read More

Street Talk: Nightmares on Main Street

Home watchlist.

December 23, 2016
What keeps employers awake at night? Read More

Street Talk: Traffic safety

Bike lanes.

December 16, 2016
The holiday season must have put the Downtown Development Authority in the giving mood. Read More