‘A tale of two outdoors’: Merrell study examines inclusivity in outdoor spaces

While increased time spent outdoors was one positive effect from the COVID-19 pandemic, it turns out the experience has not been the same for everyone.

‘Retailtainment’ grows in West Michigan with expanding golf simulator concept

Indoor entertainment venues are taking retail by storm, and it is no different in West Michigan as a golf simulator brand continues its expansion.

Steelcase launches Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home office furniture

A Grand Rapids-based furniture and design company unveiled a new work-from-home-inspired collection through a historic collaboration.

Hair salon to move to East Beltline

A new salon has set up shop in Celebration Village.

Ford Airport adds bookstore and wine bar

A regional airport is opening a popular travel store which will introduce passengers to Michigan’s wines. 

Kum & Go to open first Michigan store in Grand Rapids

A well-known gas station and convenience store brand is making inroads in West Michigan.

Record shop aims to help customers find gold

A new record shop looking to capture the magic of a growing musical medium found a fitting location in Eastown.

Bed Bath & Beyond to close 5 more stores in Michigan

Five more Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. stores in Michigan will close in the coming weeks as the struggling retailer looks to cut costs.

Franchise opens to appeal to ‘pet parents’

A new holistic pet supply store is opening in Grand Rapids, capitalizing on the trend of owners “humanizing” their pets.

Detroit automotive group makes second Grand Rapids acquisition

New signs are up, and there is plenty of activity at the former Pfeiffer Lincoln dealership.

Gazelle Sports CEO talks growth and battling back from pandemic-related losses

Gazelle Sports CEO Jennifer Brummitt took her position at an interesting time.

Merrell names VP of sales

A major shoe brand in West Michigan has a new sales executive.

Holidays boost retail store activity

(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) Brick-and-mortar retail is experiencing a holiday renaissance. 

Inside Track: Brummitt keeps Gazelle running

Jennifer Brummitt has been around Gazelle Sports since the third grade.

Blackford Capital acquires Artificial Turf Supply

A local private equity firm added a company to its new patio consolidation portfolio.

2 Meijer Grocery stores to open next year

The opening date for the new Meijer grocery store concept is set.

Bill would stop spike in minimum wage for tipped workers, boost regular wage to...

New legislation would stop a potential jump in the lower minimum wage that is paid to Michigan workers who make tips and boost the state's existing $9.87 regular minimum wage to $12 an hour.

Cocoon Art Space makes Division Avenue debut

A new art studio by a Phoenix couple is bringing art, and monsters, to the downtown Grand Rapids art scene. 

Tommy’s Boats extends reach to the West Coast

A Grand Rapids boat dealer is expanding with a new California acquisition.

Calder Capital leads sale of Nordic Hot Tubs

A local mergers and acquisitions firm assisted in the sale of a hot tub manufacturer in Grand Rapids.

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