Shopping centers, openings/closings, technology and innovation


State eyes marijuana permitting

Environmental challenges await those entering the fledgling industry.

February 21, 2020
Adhering to marijuana-related laws set forth by the Marijuana Regulatory Agency and municipalities is just half the battle for Michigan growers and processors. Read More

Region’s real estate activity remains strong

Industrial land is especially popular among investors, but inventory is diminishing.

February 21, 2020
Real estate activity across all sectors continued at a brisk pace at the end of 2019, according to the latest market reports from NAI Wisinski West Michigan. Read More

Grand Rapids brewery going back to basics

February 20, 2020
A brewery located in the Uptown district is keeping it simple with a new offering. Read More

Food brand rolls out line of meat alternatives

February 19, 2020
A food maker in the region will start selling the first item in a line of “meat-like” offerings next month. Read More

Ax-throwing chain celebrates grand opening

February 18, 2020
A Minnesota ax-throwing chain is having a grand opening celebration for its first West Michigan location. Read More

‘Live museum’ honors Black history

February 18, 2020
African-American legends are coming to Woodland Mall for the eighth year. Read More

Lawn Doctor changes ownership

February 18, 2020
A lawn company now has the youngest owners in franchise history. Read More

Food entrepreneur opening pair of Downtown Market shops

February 14, 2020
A food merchant is officially opening his next two ventures inside the Grand Rapids Downtown Market. Read More

Brewery prepares ‘special’ stout

February 14, 2020
Atwater Brewery is set to tap a limited volume 2020 barrel-aged VJ Black Imperial Stout later this month. Read More

Restaurateurs planning new concept in suburb

February 13, 2020
The owners of a Mexican restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids are planning to open a new eatery in Ada Village. Read More