Shopping centers, openings/closings, technology and innovation


Decision affects online retailers

June ruling by Supreme Court on Wayfair case states online businesses must pay sales tax.

July 20, 2018
“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Read More

Lebanese restaurant temporarily closes after chef-owner's injury

July 20, 2018
A long-time Lebanese restaurant in the area is “closed temporarily” after its owner and only chef sustained an injury. Read More

Manufacturer releases pool float

July 20, 2018
A local manufacturer has developed a new heavy-duty, multi-purpose pool float. Read More

Steakburger and frozen custard chain opens location

July 19, 2018
A fast-casual restaurant chain that serves steakburgers and frozen custard has opened its fourth location in the area. Read More

Brewery settles into suburb

July 19, 2018
A brewery owned by a husband-and-wife team is settling into the area's beer scene. Read More

Grocery store closing suburban location

July 18, 2018
A grocery chain is closing one of its stores in a Grand Rapids suburb. Read More

Juice bar chain enters West Michigan market

July 16, 2018
A chain of organic juice bars is opening its first Michigan location in a Grand Rapids suburb. Read More

New brewery strives for inclusivity

Kings Brewery would be first African-American-owned brewery in state.

July 13, 2018
Michigan’s first African-American-owned brewery was one of last week’s winners of Start Garden’s 100 Ideas. And a $20,000 cash prize is bringing the vision closer to opening day. Read More

Farm opens beef retail store

Schaendorf Cattle Co. in Hopkins adds brick-and-mortar sales while also expanding wholesale business.

July 13, 2018
A family-owned West Michigan dairy operation ventured into raising beef last year and just opened a storefront. Read More

Pet supply chain opens 11th location

July 13, 2018
A locally owned chain of pet supply stores has opened its 11th location. Read More