Street Talk

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


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

Street Talk: Could tower power hotel?

Christmas cheer.

December 9, 2016
With the reveal of what Grand Rapids can do to become a next-level destination city, there’s an easy answer to one of the major suggestions. Read More

Street Talk: Keeping pace on Michigan

Helping hands.

December 2, 2016
At the Dec. 8 Grand Rapids Planning Commission meeting, Brian Farah is requesting approval to expand alcohol service with a one-story addition and outdoor seating at his bar, Farah’s Bar, 710 Michigan St. NE. Read More

Street Talk: Agents of change

Lots of green.

November 25, 2016
Leaders along the lakeshore are driving change in Muskegon. Read More

Street Talk: Does loyalty trump money?

Holiday hoopla.

November 18, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump could end up with a familiar West Michigan name among his cabinet advisors. Read More