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Developer builds 88 apartments off Medical Mile

An apartment building with a restaurant and retail space is being built just north of Medical Mile. Read More

Gazelle Girl Half Marathon

Activewear retailer stretches footprint

A retailer of footwear and activewear is expanding on the east side of the state. Read More

West Michigan Whitecaps Fifth Third Ballpark

Whitecaps win national award for ballpark

The Midwest League Championship isn’t all the West Michigan Whitecaps won this year. Read More

Pigeon Hill Brewing Co.

Partners plan urban distillery

A pair of experienced beverage industry pros are planning to start up a new urban distillery in the region. Read More

Flo's Pizzeria Ristorante Michigan Restaurant Association Pizza Challenge

Pizzeria wins statewide Pizza Challenge

A local pizzeria has been named the best in the state by a restaurant association. Read More


Grocery employees win Top Women awards

A group of female employees at a grocer have won national industry awards. Read More

Switch Steelcase Pyramid data center campus rendering

Company plans $5B data center campus at Steelcase Pyramid

The Grand Rapids market will be home to the “largest data center campus in the eastern U.S.” and "thousands" of new jobs — pending the passage of three bills in the Michigan Legislature. Read More

Anna Fortier

Downtown hotel names director of event management

A downtown hotel has a new director of event management. Read More

Irish on Ionia

Company plans to re-launch downtown restaurant and bar

A popular downtown restaurant and bar is closing — and then re-opening with a new identity. Read More

Harbor Shores

Taking a swing at redevelopment

Prior to the 1980s, Benton Harbor was a bustling Rust Belt community. Read More

Two towers are on tap downtown

With Warner Norcross & Judd slated as its anchor tenant, a new two-tower development is planned to change the skyline of downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Amway Lobby

A 70 percent town

In 2008, Kent County had hotel occupancy of 48 percent. Read More

Grand Rapids Whitewater

Work to restore the Grand River surges ahead

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Grand Rapids city officials approved an important next step in the process of restoring and revitalizing the Grand River during the Committee of the Whole meeting last week by authorizing the city engineer to sign and submit all permit applications for future improvement projects related to restoration, flood control and mitigation. Read More

DGRI plan reshapes downtown

The GR Forward plan is moving ahead with full support from the Downtown Development Authority and Monroe North Tax Increment Financing Authority. Read More

Downtown hotels launch informational TV channel

Three downtown hotels are introducing a new informational television channel to help visitors explore Grand Rapids. Read More

Fenn Valley Wine

‘Backyard’ winery helps push Michigan’s industry

Brian Lesperance would like to think of Fenn Valley Vineyards and Wine Cellar as Grand Rapids’ hometown winery. Read More

Urban farmers prepare for move to new center

Urban Roots is planning to put down roots in a new home. Read More

Customer service is big with Biggby franchise owner

Walk into Biggby Coffee on Gezon Parkway in Wyoming, and a “Hello!” is on its way. Read More


Aesthetic services center enters market

An international franchise of retail centers focused on aesthetic skin, hair and teeth services is entering the West Michigan market. Read More

Public Record

Nov. 13 — Mortgages Read More