Trader Joe’s signs lease in West Michigan market

It’s a done deal: Trader Joe’s is officially coming to town.A lease was signed on Dec. 22, 2014 between representatives of Trader Joe's East...

Mexican-Polish restaurant re-enters market

A Mexican-Polish restaurant with a history in the region is re-opening in the downtown of a Grand Rapids suburb.It’s been almost 20 years since...

Craft spirits maker releasing whiskey and brandy

A Grand Rapids distillery is releasing two specialty spirits.Gray Skies Distillery, at 700 Ottawa Ave. NW, will begin selling its Michigan Single Malt Whiskey...

Teen opening cereal and breakfast bar in Eastown

A local teen is opening a new hot spot for cereal and breakfast lovers.

Universal Forest acquiring $303M consumer environments company

Universal Forest Products is buying an out-of-state maker of consumer environments with about $303 million in annual sales.Grand Rapids-based Universal Forest Products said today...

Developer and Meijer plan downtown grocery store

A local developer has named Meijer as an "initial partner" in a mixed-use development that it is planning for the downtown area.Grand Rapids-based Rockford...

Popeyes opening two new West Michigan locations

Two more locations of a restaurant chain known for serving “spicy New Orleans-style chicken” are coming to the area.

Grand Rapids rates among best places to live in US

Grand Rapids was named one of the top 100 best places to live in 2020.

Mall begins ‘de-malling’ process

A mall in town is slated to be “de-malled.”CWD Real Estate Investment said this morning that Breton Village mall in Grand Rapids will undergo...

Chicken fast-food chain enters market

A fast-food chain focused on chicken is planning to enter the West Michigan market.Chick-fil-A, Inc. has purchased the site of the former Perkins Restaurant...

City of Walker approves plans for Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A has received approval to proceed with plans for a new restaurant in the Westown at Wilson development in Walker.

San Chez plans new restaurant downtown

Twenty-five years after opening, San Chez is planning to open a second restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids.Dan Schneider and Cindy Schneider, the owners of the...

Downtown doughnut shop says closure due to homeless ‘problem’

A downtown doughnut shop has closed after more than two years in business — a move it says is due to the local homeless...

Too many breweries in West Michigan?

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Mitch Ermatinger’s business model raises eyebrows, as speculation grows in regard to West Michigan reaching a saturation point...

Kentwood shopping center sold

Ridgemoor Center in Kentwood has come under new ownership.

Real estate firm buys shopping center

A real estate firm based on the state’s east side has purchased a shopping center in the area.Bingham Farms-based Alrig USA purchased The Crossings...

Long-time grocer maps second location

A local grocery store that’s been in business for more than 80 years is opening a second location in the area.Kingma’s Market said today...

Two local restaurants close doors

A pizza place and a Lebanese restaurant announced over the weekend that they are closing their doors.

Packaged-water company expands distribution

A packaged-water company in the region is expanding its reach on the West Coast.Boxed Water said last week that it has signed agreements with...

Restaurant company partners on downtown entertainment venue

A restaurant company announced today the national partner for the entertainment venue it's building in the heart of downtown.The Gilmore Collection said today that...