Items Tagged with 'Jon O'Connor'

ARTICLES

Craft distiller strives to defend title

August 13, 2018
A local craft spirits maker is vying for a double win in a national competition. Read More

Distillery launches Patriot spirit

June 28, 2018
A local distillery is launching a special gin in time for Independence Day. Read More

City extends agreement with JLL

Grand Rapids contracted Chicago-based real estate firm to evaluate city-owned property on Market Avenue.

May 25, 2018
A new amendment to the city of Grand Rapids’ agreement with Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Inc. will allow the city to retain the firm until 2019. Read More

City mulls changes to housing strategy

Neighborhood groups encourage city to further examine affordable housing plans.

March 30, 2018
Public reaction to the city’s Housing NOW! strategy is mixed, with many saying little attention is being paid to neighborhood concerns. Read More

‘Vital’ action required for overdue parking issue

March 30, 2018
The city of Grand Rapids will be cited for its “Vital Streets” plan this month, and while the Business Journal offers congratulations for the professional planners association’s recognition of adherence to process and the city’s adoption of national goals to significantly reduce vehicular traffic while increasing pedestrian, bicycle and public transit, we believe such an occasion begs the problem solving left unfinished. Read More

Affordable housing plan moves forward

City commission presents proposals to amend zoning, add incentives to create ‘housing choice.’

November 17, 2017
The Grand Rapids City Commission unveiled its plan to address the city’s affordable housing crunch by spurring private development. Read More

Long Road to take overseas excursion

Distillery will compete in Aquavit World Championship in Denmark.

August 18, 2017
The accolades Long Road Distillers garnered for its aquavit the past year have earned the Grand Rapids business an invite to the spirit’s homeland. Read More

Zoning changes will allow taller West Side buildings

Reworked zoning code will allow structures taller than 10 stories, could produce more affordable housing.

March 31, 2017
A retooled zoning code will allow buildings taller than 10 stories on the West Side of Grand Rapids and potentially alleviate the city’s affordable housing shortage. Read More

GR sees mixed drink renaissance on the horizon

Area distilleries jump on spirits resurgence with exclusive cocktails.

January 20, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) While working the bar at Reserve, Rob Hanks is able to channel his college degree. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Jon O'Connor and Kyle Van Strien of Long Road Distillers

January 17, 2017
Jon O'Connor and Kyle Van Strien — the co-owners of Long Road Distillers — are the featured guests in episode 17 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More