Items Tagged with 'Mark Sellers'


Downtown tiki bar schedules opening

September 17, 2019
Discover a "tropical paradise" in downtown Grand Rapids this fall. Read More

Partners plan tiki bar downtown

April 30, 2019
A trio of partners are planning a tiki-themed getaway in Grand Rapids. Read More

BarFly raising $7M to expand HopCat's footprint

February 18, 2019
BarFly Ventures is raising $7 million to continue HopCat’s growth in Michigan. Read More

HopCat re-names its Crack Fries

January 14, 2019
The name may be different, but the taste is still the same. Read More

HopCat’s Michigan expansions might be drying up

But BarFly has an aggressive plan to place 30 bars in Midwest college towns.

April 8, 2016
Eight years in, and HopCat has had a lot of success as a “big fish in a small pond,” but the beer-bar chain now is entering big-city territory. Read More

EY names Entrepreneur of the Year winners

June 15, 2015
A global award program recognized several West Michigan entrepreneurs during its regional gala in Detroit to celebrate business leaders. Read More

Exhibition companies merge

April 7, 2015
The Titanic and dinosaurs are coming together. Read More

Barfly spreads its wings with expansion plans

Company hopes to double its number of bars — and revenue — by end of the year.

January 23, 2015
Barfly Ventures entered 2014 with five bars. Read More

Shootings put Arena District on edge

BarFly Ventures meeting with police and DGRI results in increased patrols.

June 20, 2014
The most prominent bar owner in the trendy Arena District in downtown Grand Rapids is putting pressure on police and DGRI, the city’s downtown business support organization, to prevent street violence from continuing amid the nightlife crowds there. Read More

HopCat pours itself a birthday party

January 9, 2013
The No. 3 beer bar on planet Earth, which is also the home of some gooey goodness known as the Killer Mac and Cheese, turns five years old on Saturday, and HopCat’s owners Mark and Michele Sellers are in the mood to celebrate. Read More