Street Talk

A casual, and sometimes cutting, roundup of what's being said around town.


Street Talk: Employers may be feeling March sadness

Heavy metal.

March 15, 2019
A new report says the NCAA March Madness tournament could cost employers $13.3 billion this year in lost productivity. Read More

Street Talk: Long Road derailed

Not all heroes wear capes.

March 8, 2019
Long Road Distillers was set to start out 2019 with a bang, but a municipal ruling has fizzled out its plans. Read More

Street Talk: Courts go fee free

Food for thought.

March 1, 2019
During March, some Kent County residents can settle outstanding court debts without further penalty or incarceration. Read More

Street Talk: Building pipelines remain packed

End of story.

February 15, 2019
Today’s front page carries a story highlighting $187 million in new private investment coming to Grand Rapids in 2019. But the city isn’t the only place with lofty economic development expectations. Read More

Street Talk: Need some help paying your bills?

LGBT Fund.

February 8, 2019
Customers of ChoiceOne Bank can now say, “Hey, Alexa. Pay my bills.” Read More

Street Talk: What’s in a name?

The Monday after.

February 1, 2019
Minor league baseball is rife with colorful team nicknames, ranging from the Savannah Bananas to the Topeka Train Robbers. Read More

Street Talk: Living near downtown

Bowled over.

January 25, 2019
The fledgling property management firm spun out of Orion Real Estate Solutions, PURE Real Estate Management, has entered 2019 with considerable momentum due to the neighborhood apartment interest in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Street Talk: Wedding planner

Boxing day.

January 18, 2019
While the Pub at Paddock is generating excitement as the most recent restaurant addition to the historic Paddock mansion, not much has been heard about Greg Gilmore’s plans to convert the mansion into a multiunit housing development. Read More

Street Talk: Police manhunt goes nationwide

Spectator sport.

January 11, 2019
The city of Grand Rapids is now on the lookout for a new top cop. Read More

Street Talk: Up North isn’t just for vacationers

100 ideas.

January 4, 2019
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is expanding its services in northern Michigan. Read More