Street Talk

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


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

Street Talk: DDA covets all the neighbors

Safety by many means.

November 11, 2016
Downtown Development Authority board is once again pushing the boundaries. Read More

Street Talk: The market awaits

Fired up.

November 4, 2016
Developments worth more than $1 billion are popping up along the Muskegon Lakeshore in the health care, manufacturing, beverage, science, technology, waterfront, environmental revitalization, higher education, tourism and craft business sectors. Read More

Street Talk: A shift in power

Forward pass.

October 28, 2016
Michigan’s energy legislation likely made headway last week when it gained some critical support. Read More

Street Talk: B Corps drive urban farming

Rink royalty.

October 21, 2016
Urban farming nonprofit Urban Roots will be able to meet more students where they are thanks to a $5,000 gift from five Grand Rapids B Corps. Read More

Street Talk: Something about Mary

Scoreboard watching.

October 14, 2016
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is now the fifth-largest independent rehabilitation hospital in the United States. Read More

Street Talk: Pieces of a bigger pie

Pound-for-pound champ.

October 7, 2016
When a Chinese student comes to the United States and studies at a university, it’s an export for the American economy. Read More

Street Talk: TPP could benefit West Michigan

Dreamer Daryl.

September 30, 2016
Matt Priest believes the Trans-Pacific Partnership could benefit West Michigan, and he will be in West Michigan this week to explain why. Read More