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U-Haul at former Kmart Byron Township pre-open

Moving and self-storage company buys big-box property

A former big-box store in the area is being repurposed. Read More

Culver's crinkle cut fries Wisconsin cheese curds

Burger and custard chain plans location

A restaurant group is building a new location of a national fast-food chain focused on burgers and custard. Read More

SpendMend headquarters partial Cascade Township

Cost-recovery firm expands to new HQ

A cost-recovery firm has expanded into a 31,000-square-foot headquarters in the area. Read More

plastic water bottles

Packaging supplier closing plant

A maker of plastic packaging materials is closing a plant in the region and laying off 42 workers. Read More

Break-ins target 4 gun shops

Authorities said at least four gun shops in West Michigan have been targeted by break-ins in less than a week. Read More

Pediatric Dental Specialists of West Michigan reception desk interior partial

Partners open dental practice

There’s a new specialized dental practice in town. Read More

Rivertown Ridge partial aerial rendering

An intentionally multigeneration neighborhood

Rivertown Ridge is an active senior living community nestled in the heart of the Rivertown Park subdivision, located just south of Grand Rapids. It was intentionally designed to meet the demand for multigeneration housing and is surrounded by condominiums and single-family homes. Read More

Apple Spice Grand Rapids boxed lunch

Couple opens boxed-lunch delivery business

A husband-and-wife team has opened a local franchise of a national boxed lunch and catering company. Read More

chemicals dyes beakers lab chemistry

Chemicals supplier investing $15M in idle site

A new chemical company is planning to give new life to a former manufacturing site in the region. Read More

State approves $15M to help farmers

LANSING — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to allocate $15 million to a low-interest loan program to help farmers who face financial losses, because wet weather is making it hard to plant crops. Read More

Chamber focuses on minority contractors

The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce has been ramping up its focus on helping minority-owned contractor businesses succeed. Read More

Marijuana agency spells out emergency rules

A Michigan agency is giving municipalities some time to weigh their options when it comes to allowing companies to plant marijuana in their communities for recreational use. Read More

Do-it-yourself deeds offer traps for the unwary

It has become common to use form legal documents found on the internet. Read More

The Blue Moose Sports Pub partial interior

Suburban sports bar closes

A sports bar in the area has closed its doors. Read More

Mosby's Popcorn bags

Couple plans popcorn shop downtown

A suburban gourmet popcorn shop has received a grant from the city of Grand Rapids to move downtown. Read More

The Depot Downtown

3-room hotel opens at lakeshore

An old train depot in the region has been transformed into a three-room hotel. Read More

Public Record

July 12 — Mortgages Read More