Street Talk

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

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Street Talk: If you can’t say anything nice …

Cottage industry.

July 22, 2016
While most of Michigan’s Republican leadership was in Cleveland, Ohio, last week for the Republican National Convention, U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, who represents Michigan’s 3rd District, decided to remain in Grand Rapids. Read More

Street Talk: Flush with cash, lenders look to lend

Thar she brews!

July 15, 2016
There are opportunities to the east. Read More

Street Talk: ‘The truth is the truth’

Lakeshore’s advantage.

July 8, 2016
Propaganda Doughnuts has closed after being one of the hottest foodie destinations in Grand Rapids since it opened a little more than two years ago. Read More

Street Talk: More fresh faces

Good, clean fun.

July 1, 2016
Walker city officials may be voting on their political fate later this month when a ballot question regarding term limits is presented. Read More

Street Talk: Talking tech

Soccer friendly.

June 24, 2016
What to make of Grand Rapids’ infrastructure, technology and entrepreneurship? Read More

Street Talk: Defining downtown

State of the arts.

June 17, 2016
As Meijer Inc. and Rockford Construction announced plans to bring a small Meijer grocery store concept to the West Side of Grand Rapids, a discussion erupted online. Read More

Street Talk: Pride’s progress

Hack attack.

June 10, 2016
The Grand Rapids Pride Center will show the city the meaning of LGBTQ pride this week. Read More

Street Talk: GVSU to the rescue

Road warriors.

June 3, 2016
It’s OK to be a little scared. Read More

Street Talk: No smoke and mirrors

Skating along.

May 27, 2016
As Sam Cummings said in the Business Journal’s page 1 story today on the real estate market, speculative office space just isn’t happening. Read More

Street Talk: Embrace the volatility

Name game.

May 20, 2016
As Dennis Johnson sees it, the volatility in the financial markets is going to be around for a while. The trick is to see that volatility coming, and resist the urge to overcorrect. Read More