Distillery wins Spirit of the Year title

A craft spirits maker in the region has earned national critical acclaim.USA Spirits Ratings has granted Holland-based Coppercraft Distillery its 2018 Spirit of the...

Grand Rapids Magazine names Restaurant of the Year

Grand Rapids Magazine has crowned a new Restaurant of the Year.This year’s Restaurant of the Year award went to Reserve in downtown Grand Rapids,...

Brewery releases reserve beers

A brewery is releasing several special versions of one of its flagship brews.Raspberry reserveNew Holland Brewing Co. said today that this month it will...

Shopping center signs four retailers

A “de-malled” shopping center in the region has attracted four new retailers.Burlington will be an anchor tenant at The Shops at Westshore in Holland,...

Italian restaurant completes move

An Italian restaurant in suburban Grand Rapids has relocated.Vitale’s Ada opened its new location at the former site of O’Brien’s Market and Deli in...

Brewery adds 50th state to distribution map

A local brewery with craft roots now is available in all 50 states.Founders Brewing Co. hit the milestone by bringing its beer to Hawaii,...

Downtown hosting conference on retail real estate

An industry association is producing a conference on the region’s retail real estate market next month.The International Council of Shopping Centers, or ICSC, will...

Window Wonderland designs downtown storefronts

A college and a civic agency have helped change the look of window shopping downtown this year.Kendall College of Art and Design, or KCAD,...

What makes West Michigan the ultimate home for franchises?

Within the past decade, Grand Rapids has seen an economic boom unrivaled by other cities across the state of Michigan.The supportive “local first” approach...

Jersey Mike’s Subs location opening in Wyoming (update)

A new location of a sub sandwich franchise will open this week.

Cupcake shop settles into East Beltline space

A cupcake shop has settled into a major shopping corridor in town.Franchisee Ahmad Hmeidan — who recently moved to West Michigan from Dubai, United Arab...

Bank opens branch in senior living community

A bank in the area has opened a new branch at a senior living community.West Michigan Community Bank opened last week a 450 square...

Grocery chain wraps $18.3M re-branding project

A locally based grocery chain has re-opened 18 stores after an $18.3-million re-branding process that created 120 jobs.Byron Center-based SpartanNash adopted the slogan “keeping...

Car dealer makes acquisition

A West Michigan car dealer is expanding its reach.Betten-Baker acquired Grand Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Lowell, at 930 W. Main St., from Harvey...

Mobile device shop faces $5M lawsuit

Editor's note: The original version of this article incorrectly named Garry VonMyhr as a defendant in the lawsuit.A Grand Rapids-based company that specializes in repairing mobile...

Owners are ready to open Harmony Hall brewpub

The last two years have been a blur for Jackson Van Dyke.As the rest of the Grand Rapids beer community has waited and wondered...

Food maker partners with Disney on ‘Frozen 2’ products

A food maker in the region is partnering with Disney to produce “Frozen 2” snack products ahead of the animated film’s theatrical release on...

Shop Hop fans out over four neighborhoods Thursday night

Black Friday might be over, but the holiday bargains have only just begun for some Grand Rapids retailers.The shopping spree begins at Shop Hop,...

Hawaiian rum company adds Michigan to distribution

Hawaii-based Kōloa Rum Company's rums and ready-to-drink blends now can be found at retail locations, restaurants and bars throughout the state via West Michigan-based Imperial Beverage.

Cans and bottles can be returned starting June 15

The Michigan Department of Treasury ordered retailers to reopen their can and bottle deposit return facilities beginning June 15.

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