Partners opening Southern restaurant

A new takeout restaurant in town is cooking up a Southern-style menu.Jessica Ann Tyson and Jermone Glenn said this week they're opening The Candied Yam,...

Another $600K to Michigan for first-time homebuyer grants

The National Mortgage Settlement turned over another $600,000 to the Michigan State Housing Development Authority in April to be used as grants and/or interest-free...

Trader Joe’s schedules opening

The wait is almost over.West Michigan’s Internet practically exploded with excitement when news broke this February that Trader Joe’s will be opening a 10,000-square-foot...

Trader Joe’s plans second store

A specialty grocer is planning its second West Michigan location.California-based Trader Joe’s is heading to Kalamazoo, according to a post today by WWMT News...

Sports bar chain targets market

A sports bar chain that’s been described as a Scottish-themed version of Hooters is planning to enter the West Michigan market.Tempe, Ariz.-based Tilted Kilt...

Developer picks up tab on pair of bars

A local development company has acquired two bars in the area after their owners landed in hot water with the IRS.Third Coast Development has...

Partners plan urban brewery with entertainment venue

Another local brewery should be open by “the time the snow melts.”'20s-era buildingConstruction on Creston Brewery starts this month in the former DeKorne Furniture...

J.C. Penney closing 242 stores in wake of COVID-19

J.C. Penney plans to close hundreds of its stores in 2020 as part of its bankruptcy.

Cascade Township resident opening Clean Eatz location

A wellness-focused café is set to open this spring in Cascade Township.

HopCat plans second location in Grand Rapids

A locally based chain of beer bars is planning to open another location in town.Grand Rapids-based BarFly Ventures said today that HopCat is coming...

Department store chain expands into West Michigan

A national retailer of clothes and home décor products plans to open a 50,000-square-foot store in West Michigan.The city of Wyoming has confirmed that...

Coffee company buys West Side building for HQ

A local coffee and nut company has acquired a 165,000-square-foot building on the West Side to consolidate its operations.Grand Rapids-based Ferris Coffee & Nut...

New retailers, restaurant coming to Monroe Center

Two new retail stores and a new restaurant are setting up shop in the center of Grand Rapids’ Hotel District.

Amazon ordering up to 1,000 jobs for West Michigan

Amazon is planning to invest $150 million in a new fulfillment center in the area — and create loads of full-time jobs in the...

Retailer plans downtown grocery store and restaurant

A long-time retailer in town is planning to open a new grocery store and restaurant downtown.Grand Rapids-based Russo’s International Market, formerly G.B. Russo &...

Tamales Mary to open location in Eastown

The husband-and-wife owners of Tamales Mary are opening their second location in Eastown.

Multifamily development welcomes tenants

A new $27 million multifamily development in Wyoming began welcoming tenants as construction continues.

Bank closes branches

A bank has closed four of its branches in the region.A spokesperson for Fifth Third Bancorp said today the closures, totaling seven statewide, were...

Grand Rapids suburbs rank among best places to ‘raise a family’ in Michigan

Two Grand Rapids suburbs are considered to be among the 10 best communities for families in Michigan.East Grand Rapids and Forest Hills are No....

Old barns are good business

When a big spring windstorm swept through Sparta in April, it toppled trees all over town, including some large white pines that smashed a...

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