Shopping centers, openings/closings, technology and innovation


Mall tags new steakhouse and retailers

August 20, 2018
A local mall is making room for a new steakhouse and bar and two new retailers as it redevelops its property. Read More

Department store chain plans next West Michigan location

August 20, 2018
A family-owned chain of department stores is planning its second location in West Michigan. Read More

Region’s first brewery co-op on tap

High Five selects Kentwood location, but there is more work to be done.

August 17, 2018
After several years of legal work and real estate hunting, High Five Co-op Brewery recently secured a space for its first brewery and taproom in the Shoppes at 52nd Street in Kentwood, putting it on track to be the first member-owned brewery in West Michigan. Read More

From floor sweeper to bike shop owner

August 17, 2018
A local bike retail chain has come under new ownership. Read More

Brand designs 'flexible' garage storage line

August 16, 2018
A storage brand in the region has rolled out a garage organization product line designed to eliminate clutter and create more room for parking. Read More

Ice cream maker reveals second ‘artisan’ flavor

August 16, 2018
An ice cream maker in the region is releasing the second flavor in its small-batch “artisan” collection. Read More

Downtown Market names VP of marketing and operations

August 16, 2018
The Grand Rapids Downtown Market has created a new role and promoted an existing employee to fill it. Read More

West Michigan produces 19 of fastest-growing private companies in US

August 16, 2018
A sports bra maker in West Michigan has been named the No. 154 fastest-growing private company in the U.S. and the first among Michigan companies named to the 2018 “Inc. 5000” ranking. Read More

Bakery to open third location

August 15, 2018
The owners of a custom dessert bakery plan to open a third location in downtown Holland next spring. Read More

Coffee makers come up clutch

August 14, 2018
A local coffee company recently took home first place at a national tournament. Read More