Items Tagged with 'Sparta'


Firm building 43-home development in suburb

August 23, 2018
A homebuilder is progressing on a 43-lot development in a Grand Rapids suburb. Read More

Sparta sails in downtown GR’s wake

Cellar Brewing Co., other companies move downtown to improve village’s appeal.

October 14, 2016
Downtown Sparta is changing. Read More

Hats off to local business owners

October 14, 2016
Grand Rapids Business Journal reports following new economic investments in suburban cities and townships has been extensive in 2016, and when taken all together, it provides a strong indication of continued growth and economic diversity for the entire region, stretching in every direction. Read More

ChoiceOne Bank joins renovation push in downtown Sparta

Bank’s headquarters will undergo interior renovation and exterior upgrades.

March 25, 2016
ChoiceOne Bank is reinvesting in its hometown of Sparta. Read More

Land bank stocks up on tax-foreclosed properties

June 27, 2013
The Kent County Land Bank Authority Board agreed to buy 197 tax-foreclosed properties from four municipalities on Wednesday, with 163 of those located within the city of Grand Rapids. Read More

Northern Kent braces for building boom

June 27, 2013
The partnership the Kent County Land Bank Authority has with the Village of Sparta may not end with the impending sale of a key industrial site, one that is expected to close on Friday. Read More

ChoiceOne Financial Services net income up 26 percent in 3Q

November 12, 2012
ChoiceOne Financial Services in Sparta, parent company of ChoiceOne Bank, announced net income of $1,122,000 for the third quarter of 2012, a 26 percent increase when compared to net income of $886,000 in the same period last year. Read More

Area’s first distillery since Prohibition up for sale

Michigan Beer Cellar is on Craigslist.

October 31, 2012
With new breweries across West Michigan popping up, an established one has gone up for sale. The Michigan Beer Cellar in Sparta found its way on to Craigslist last week, with owner Dan Humphrey asking $540,000 for the entire operation. The brewery is a profitable operation, said Humphrey, who opened the business a little more than two years ago. Read More

Land bank closer to selling Sparta Foundry site

Authority to help Cedar Springs redevelop key downtown property.

October 27, 2012
The unidentified party interested in buying the four-acre site of the former Sparta Foundry is reportedly flying in from Amsterdam in a few weeks to meet with officials from the Kent County Land Bank Authority and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. Read More

Old Orchard still feeling the freeze

August 20, 2012
For years, Old Orchard Brands in Sparta has relied on Michigan tart cherry juice concentrate for making its Very Cherre juice drink. Read More