Sock retailer sells to investment company

A locally owned retailer with a downtown Grand Rapids storefront has changed hands and will move to Fruitport.

Rockford Restaurant Week serves up customers

Rockford Restaurant Week participants and organizers are pleased with the turnout and revenue from the inaugural event.Held March 18-23, the eight participating restaurants served...

Women’s beer guild partners with bar on brew

A women’s beer group will come together to brew a batch of beer this weekend at a local brewpub.Red ale on tapThe PussyCat Beer...

Sparta Today launches ‘Lucky & Local’ gift certificate program

Sparta Today is running a promotion that will offer customers the chance to win gift certificates from scratch-off tickets received from making purchases at participating Sparta businesses.

Parents dive head first into retail eyewear startup

With their first child, Ben and Laura Harrison were sent on a wild ride.Following a normal pregnancy, Jonas was born in March 2013 with...

Bank pays $18M settlement for lending discrimination

A bank with a large presence in the region has agreed to pay an $18-million settlement to resolve allegations that it engaged in a...

Madcap Coffee ranks as finalist for Good Food Award

Madcap Coffee’s Las Aguas Altas from Guatemala is a finalist for the annual Good Food Award in the coffee category.In its third year, the...

Grandwich competition opens voting

It’s time to rev up your taste buds and tie on a bib — voting has begun for the best Grand Rapids-made sandwich.The eighth-annual...

Perrin Brewing throws Backyard Beer Bash

Perrin Brewing Co. will celebrate its first birthday with a Backyard Beer Bash on Saturday.The Comstock Park brewery will host an full lineup of...

Brewery releases limited-edition ale

A local brewery is kicking off 2019 with the first of several limited releases.Grand Rapids-based Founders Brewing Co. has announced the return of Blushing...

Ice cream maker releases winter flavors

It might be cold outside, but that’s not stopping an ice cream maker from releasing a new batch of winter flavors.The winter limited-edition flavors...

Chain builds out supermarkets

A supermarket chain is building out its latest group of stores in the region.PlainwellAldi began construction this month on a 17,651-square-foot store in Plainwell,...

Downtown Market names VP of marketing and operations

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market has created a new role and promoted an existing employee to fill it.The market at 435 Ionia Ave. SW...

90 West Michigan sub restaurants getting new look

Sub restaurants across the region are being re-designed as part of two corporate initiatives.Over 300 Michigan Subway restaurants, or 35% of the restaurants in...

Bar’s fries rank among ’10 Best French Fries’ in US

Some of the best french fries in the nation can be found in Grand Rapids, and the bar that makes them will offer them...

Inside Track: Beverage industry déjà vu

Brien Fox isn’t the first from his family tree to head the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America. His father, Henry “Happy” Fox of...

Inside Track: Hispanic roots and making connections build entrepreneur

Remember the name Javier Olvera.He’s already a successful and respected local entrepreneur. But now, Olvera, the president of Supermercado Mexico and La Mexicana Bakery,...

Spirits maker and brewery partner on whiskey

A local distillery is showcasing Grand Rapids’ collaborative spirit with a beer-themed release.Long Road Distillers and Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids are partnering to...

Delivery service brings IKEA to your door

Planning a trip to IKEA? There is a delivery service in town that will make the trip for you.Via Logistics has been making trips...

Snack brand rolls out new line

A food maker in the region has produced a new snack designed to complement kids’ school lunches.Battle Creek-based Kellogg said its Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain brand...

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