Shopping centers, openings/closings, technology and innovation


Hudsonville opens its first 'high rise'

Nascent downtown development also lures more restaurants and new businesses.

February 15, 2019
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) Zeeland-based Geerlings Development completed the first “high rise” building in Hudsonville's new developing downtown. Read More

City exploring lack of Silver Line development

Grand Rapids is commissioning a $945,000 study to help identify strategies to spur investment along South Division Avenue.

February 15, 2019
When highway traffic was rerouted away from South Division Avenue in the 1950s, Grand Rapids city leaders attempted to solve the resulting economic downturn by wiping the slate clean and trying something else. Read More

Wolverine Worldwide signs licensing deal with slipper company

February 15, 2019
A maker of footwear in the area is planning to roll out new lines of slippers for one of its brands after reaching a licensing agreement with a slipper company. Read More

Retailers hosting all-season clearance sale

February 14, 2019
A “challenging” sales climate following lower-than-expected holiday sales has prompted eight local retailers to host a surplus sale this weekend. Read More

Family opens 'modern European' restaurant

February 13, 2019
A trio of family members have opened a Bosnian-inspired restaurant in town that promises to “never leave your belly empty.” Read More

Bakery and coffee shop opening West Side location

February 13, 2019
The owners of a bakery and coffee shop on the city’s West Side will host their grand opening on Valentine’s Day. Read More

Downtown hosting Grand Rapids Boat Show

February 13, 2019
It’s not summer yet, but you can pretend while you stare at hundreds of new boats. Read More

Grocery store coming to Ada Village

February 12, 2019
Ada Village has new plans for a recently closed grocery store. Read More

Gaia Cafe finds a home

February 11, 2019
A displaced vegetarian cafe is finding new roots. Read More

Firm expands health club footprint

February 11, 2019
A major fitness franchise is growing in West Michigan. Read More