Private equity firm acquires gas station chain

A long-time gas station chain based in the region has been acquired by a private equity firm.Sun Capital Partners said this week that an...

Women’s fashion retailer opens at mall

There’s a new women’s clothing store at a local mall.Torrid, which sells sizes 10 to 30, hosted its grand opening at Woodland Mall in...

Craft spirits maker opens restaurant

A distillery in the region has opened a restaurant with a menu that incorporates its craft spirits.Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks opened the 125-seat...

West Side whiskey bar schedules opening

A new bar focused on whiskey is opening downtown this week.One Bourbon in Grand Rapids, at 608 Bridge St. NW, is scheduled to open...

Meritage opens Stan’s Tacos location in Grand Haven

Meritage Hospitality Group is opening a second Stan’s Taco location next month on the lakeshore.

Wealthy Street welcomes salon

The Palace Flophouse Salon is the most recent addition to the eclectic mix of retail venues and restaurants on Wealthy Street in Uptown Grand...

Quick lube chain acquires car wash and oil change

A quick service oil change company in the region has acquired a similar business on the state’s east side.Holland-based Performance Plus recently acquired Farmington-based...

CWD Real Estate sees silver lining in aftermath of violent protests

Sam Cummings, managing partner with CWD, said he was “mad as hell” Saturday night and Sunday morning, but witnessing the community outreach and cleanup afterward restored his faith in West Michigan.

‘Health-casual’ restaurant chain picks downtown

Who says fast food can’t be healthy?That’s the concept behind Freshii, which plans to open its first Michigan restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids —...

Grand Rapids chef Jennifer Fillenworth will be featured on ‘Supermarket Stakeout’

A local chef will be shown competing for a $10,000 grand prize on a Food Network reality show episode that airs next week.

Brewery buying majority stake in company

A local brewery is purchasing a majority stake in an out-of-state brewer.Grand Rapids-based Founders Brewing Co. has partnered with Spanish brewer Mahou San Miguel,...

Brewery releases London porter

A brewery in the region has added a London porter to its lineup of beers.Benton Harbor-based North Pier Brewing Company said this week it...

Wolverine Worldwide laces up for Mega Shoe & Boot Sale

A nonprofit’s job-placement program will benefit from Wolverine Worldwide's Mega Shoe & Boot Sale this Friday and Saturday.The footwear maker is hosting the sale...

MEDC funds three West Michigan projects

A trio of West Michigan projects recently received community development funding from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Indian restaurant to close down

A longtime Grand Rapids restaurant is shutting its doors.

Gov. Whitmer recloses indoor bars to keep COVID-19 down

In response to an uptick in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a new executive order closing indoor service at bars throughout most of lower Michigan.

Frames Unlimited re-frames 28th Street presence

Frames Unlimited didn’t have to look far to find its new space.A “contemporary” lookFrames Unlimited, a custom framing, art and wall décor retailer, recently...

Jolly Pumpkin releases award-winning Belgian in cans

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales is kicking off the year with the launch of its Oro de Calabaza in cans.

Auto show rolls into downtown

An auto show is returning to Grand Rapids for its 17th edition.The Michigan International Auto Show is at DeVos Place today through Sunday and...

Food brand expands vegan offerings

A food brand has added several more vegan options to its line of plant-based protein products.MorningStar Farms, a brand of Battle Creek-based Kellogg Company...