Street Talk

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

ARTICLES

Street Talk: Is this a transit town? Let's hear the stories

Tutu much.

September 19, 2014
Much has been made about the new Silver Line and The Rapid’s quest for a sister operation called the Laker Line. Read More

Street Talk: Where’s the bubble and when will it burst?

Not so funny.

September 12, 2014
Who can forget the U.S. real estate bubble that burst a few years ago and nearly blew up the world economy? Before that, there was a crazy run-up in value of almost anything to do with the Internet, culminating in the bursting of the dot-com bubble in 2002. Read More

Street Talk: Is the fairway always greener on the other side?

Song and dance.

September 5, 2014
On the heels of overseeing one of the most successful LPGA events this year, Blythefield director of golf and club operations Patti Butcher is hanging up her spikes. Read More

Street Talk: Division drivers are in for an education, first

Scratch offs.

August 29, 2014
Wyoming Chief of Public Safety Jim Carmody shared some good news with the Business Journal last week, good for all motorists who commute in and out of GR via South Division Avenue — the Wyoming stretch of it anyway. Read More

Street Talk: CWD has its eyes on the Prize

GVSU green.

August 22, 2014
As Grand Rapids gears up to host its annual art extravaganza, corporate sponsors are getting on board to help with the details. Read More

Street Talk: GRPS bandwagon is going to pass you

Term limits.

August 15, 2014
Despite the negative comments you’ve heard in the recent past, it’s turning the corner and you’d better hop on before it’s too late. Read More

Street Talk: Dick DeVos airs it out on proposed airport authority

Best for West.

August 8, 2014
In recent years, Dick DeVos has done a great deal for the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Read More

Street Talk: These eight are the real MCOYs

Float a loan?

August 1, 2014
What it really comes down to is this: Who plays nice in the sandbox? Read More

Street Talk: What do you want to B? Good examples abound

Silver lining.

July 25, 2014
Imagine working for a business that wants to improve your quality of life and increase the power of your impact outside the workplace — and where you are rewarded for reducing your travel impact, volunteering in your local community, eating local food, or reducing your waste. Read More

Street Talk: We are all pawns in this game of chess

Twister assist.

July 18, 2014
Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. has put a giant, outdoor chess set in front of the Grand Rapids Art Museum for free public use in an effort to “encourage urban recreation.” Read More