Street Talk

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

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Street Talk: The global economy

International flavor.

March 24, 2017
With the election of President Donald Trump, the West Michigan business community has one question on the country’s place in the global economy. Read More

Street Talk: Putting a charge in development

Grocery list.

March 17, 2017
Consumers Energy has marked 200 acres of industrially zoned land in Crockery Township for possible development. Read More

Street Talk: A parking exodus

Funny story.

March 10, 2017
About 300 monthly parking spots are set to clear up by the end of the year. Read More

Street Talk: An answer to prayers

Dress addresses.

March 3, 2017
Aquinas College is right on track funding its new chapel. Read More

Street Talk: Who wants Wahlburgers?

Cider rules.

February 24, 2017
Actor Mark Wahlberg was spotted hanging out in Grand Rapids last week, setting tongues wagging as to what the TV and movie celebrity was doing in town. Read More

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