First Black-owned Michigan brewery launches inaugural IPA

Black Calder Brewing Company, Michigan’s first Black-owned brewery, will celebrate its launch with the release of Black IPA on “The Blackest Friday,” scheduled for Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.

City Built joins worldwide partnership with hip-hop group

City Built Brewing Company is one of 13 breweries across the world teaming up with hip-hop group Run The Jewels to release 12 versions of a craft beer named after the group’s new single, “No Save Point.”

Root Functional Medicine opens Farmacy Café in East Hills

A new doctor- and dietitian-led grab-and-go café is officially open in East Hills.

Dan’s Diner closes doors

A local diner is closing its doors for good due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Downtown Holland launches ‘Eat Local’ challenge to support restaurants

With restaurants closing to in-person dining for three weeks beginning Wednesday under a new order by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Downtown Holland is launching a social media challenge to prompt residents to support local restaurants.

Industrial space remains hard to find

According to the third quarter market reports from NAI Wisinski West Michigan, the industrial sector is pushing through COVID-19 territory thanks to Michigan’s strong manufacturing backbone, but the region may have yet to see the long-term effects of the pandemic on other real estate sectors.
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Pizza entrepreneur charged with fraud in virus loan program

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A Detroit-area pizza entrepreneur was charged with fraud Thursday in seeking more than $900,000 in government-backed loans during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cannabis company commits to prisoner release campaign

Ann Arbor-based C3 Industries, the parent company of High Profile Cannabis Boutique in Grand Rapids, donated $6,000 to the new Michigan Cannabis Prisoner Release Campaign.

Motu Viget Spirits hits Meijer’s shelves

Motu Viget Spirits, a Black-owned wine and spirits company based in Grand Rapids, announced a partnership with Meijer grocery stores.

Founders announces return of cherry ale Frootwood

Founders Brewing Co. announced the latest addition to its Mothership Series.

Owner closing Shiraz Grille restaurant

A local Middle Eastern restaurant is closing later this month as the owner retires.

Spanish restaurant opening in Amway hotel tower

A Spanish-inspired restaurant with views of the Grand River will open next week in the recently renovated glass tower at the Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton.

High-end spirits brand moves to Holland

Joseph A. Magnus & Co. a premium brand of top-shelf, award-winning bourbons and dry gins, announced it is relocating operations from Washington, D.C. to Holland.

Whirlpool rolls out large-capacity dishwashers

Citing the rise in home cooking since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Whirlpool brand rolled out a new extra large-capacity dishwasher with a third rack.
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GM puts pandemic in rearview mirror, sales boom in US, China

DETROIT — General Motors is posting huge third-quarter numbers, pulling in $4 billion in profit over three months after losing money due to the virus outbreak.

Loves Furniture & Mattresses opens two Grand Rapids locations

A metro Detroit furniture company opened two more West Michigan locations, this time in the Grand Rapids area.

Max’s South Seas Hideaway files for bankruptcy

The owners of a downtown tiki bar and restaurant declared bankruptcy.

Dunkin’ acquires former Checkers location

A franchisee of a national coffee and doughnut chain purchased a former Checkers location in Comstock Park and plans to open a location on the site.

Wheeler Development makes up for lost time

Despite the state-mandated freeze on construction in response to COVID-19, Wheeler Development Group so far completed more than $50 million in townhome projects this year and is seeing increased activity in the multifamily market.

Industrial market comes back strong

Some commercial real estate markets continue to fare better than others during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Colliers West Michigan’s 2020 Q3 market reports.

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