Firehouse Subs franchise blazes into Grand Rapids

A sub franchise honoring both firefighters and fire-hot tastes is blazing its way into Grand Rapids.Firehouse Subs, a fast casual, sub-sandwich restaurant chain, will...

Perrin Brewing bubbles toward top of market

Perrin Brewing Company went big, and it will soon be going home — with you.Since opening in last fall in Comstock Park, Perrin has...

Van Hoecks Shoes assets step to auction

An asset management firm in Byron Center will host the final liquidation sale for Van Hoecks Shoes, which announced this fall that it would...

Baker Book House turns page to new-look space

Baker Book House has completed the renovation and expansion of its historic store.The independent Christian book and music outlet recently finished a 28,166-square-foot upgrade...

Meijer designs ‘flagship’ remodel of Knapp’s Corner store, 1,500 Midwest jobs

Meijer is investing $160 million this year in communities all over the Midwest.The local retail superstore announced today it is planning to build six...

New Holland Brewing crafts $1M expansion with beer garden and stage

New Holland Brewing Co. is growing — just like many of Michigan’s other breweries.The Holland-based brewer recently announced a $1-million expansion to its downtown...

Kava House brews 20 years in Eastown

Before Starbucks arrived here, the Kava House was already brewing.In fact, the Kava House became the city’s first neighborhood coffeehouse and café when the...

Founders’ Backstage Series meets its Doom

Founders Brewing Co. has announced the sixth beer to join its Backstage Series of experimental brews.This installment will be named Doom, a barrel-aged Imperial...

Meijer digital-coupon program mPerks passes one million subscribers

Meijer’s mPerks program officially has more subscribers than the Republic of Fiji has citizens.Meijer’s free digital-coupon program reached its one-millionth subscriber after a record...

Connie’s Cakes bakes Eastown opening

You can have your cake and eat it, too — at Connie’s Cakes' grand-opening celebration in Eastown on Thursday from 9 a.m. until 7...

Beer distribution is all about timing and loads

There’s a roadblock that comes with that, however; beer requires at least a two-week lead time. And in Founders’ case, that lead time averages...

Super Bowl Sunday blitzes pizza shops

The greatest single sales catalyst for the pizza industry this year will be Super Bowl XLVII.When North America's most watched and revered TV sporting...

Harmony Brewing celebrates with Birthday Barleywine

Harmony Brewing Co. released its Birthday Barleywine Friday in celebration of the brewery’s first year.The brew was made with hops grown in Grand Rapids...

Grand Rapids re-evaluates free holiday parking

Before the next holiday season, Grand Rapids' Parking Services Department plans to review its program that offers 60 minutes of free holiday parking.Though the...

West Michigan beer industry tops RateBeer’s ‘best of’ lists

Five leaders of the West Michigan beer industry rank at the top — or near the top — of RateBeer.com's 2013 "best of" lists.Each...

Grandville Cabela’s opens on March 21

The new Cabela’s store in Grandville will open its doors on Thursday, March 21.At 10:45 a.m., a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Cabela’s executives —...

Retail real estate market improved last year

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) According to the Commercial Alliance of Realtors, the retail real estate market improved significantly last year: The sales...

Schuler Books writes last chapter for downtown store

After five years, Schuler Books and Music is closing the doors to its downtown Grand Rapids location.Bookstore representatives said the scarcity of downtown shoppers...

Fox Motors acquires Ford dealership on Chicago’s ‘Motor Row’

Fox Motors is headed to downtown Chicago with its first dealership outside of Michigan’s borders.Dan DeVos, president and CEO of Fox Motors, said his...

A design room with a Vue

A creative downtown business is creatively restructuring. The business is also in the process of moving due to the almost instant success since it...

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