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Root Functional Medicine opens Farmacy Café in East Hills

A new doctor- and dietitian-led grab-and-go café is officially open in East Hills.

Dan’s Diner closes doors

A local diner is closing its doors for good due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gilmore Collection lists 20 Monroe Live, B.O.B. for sale

As the hospitality and entertainment industries struggle to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, two downtown venues have gone up for sale.

Downtown Holland launches ‘Eat Local’ challenge to support restaurants

With restaurants closing to in-person dining for three weeks beginning Wednesday under a new order by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Downtown Holland is launching a social media challenge to prompt residents to support local restaurants.

Salvation Army kicks off $1.3M Red Kettle campaign

The Salvation Army and SpartanNash aim to raise $1.3 million locally through the annual Red Kettle Christmas giving campaign.

Owner closing Shiraz Grille restaurant

A local Middle Eastern restaurant is closing later this month as the owner retires.

Spanish restaurant opening in Amway hotel tower

A Spanish-inspired restaurant with views of the Grand River will open next week in the recently renovated glass tower at the Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton.

Kaffeine Place opens in Midtown neighborhood

A woman-owned café opened in Grand Rapids’ Midtown neighborhood.

Tamales Mary to open location in Eastown

The husband-and-wife owners of Tamales Mary are opening their second location in Eastown.

Due to virus, restaurants now taking names and phone numbers

DETROIT — Meals at Michigan restaurants came with a new side dish Monday: What's your name and phone number?

Max’s South Seas Hideaway files for bankruptcy

The owners of a downtown tiki bar and restaurant declared bankruptcy.
Harmony Hall

Harmony Hall reopens with new menu, layout (update)

Harmony Hall announced Thursday on its Facebook page that it will be temporarily closing both locations after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

Incogmeato to donate $1M in product to Feeding America

Incogmeato by MorningStar Farms is helping address the “protein gap” by donating $1 million in plant-based protein products to Feeding America.

Barfly Ventures finds new owners for HopCat, Stella’s

After filing for bankruptcy in June, BarFly Ventures LLC announced it has sold its assets to Congruent Investment Partners and Main Street Capital.
Darline Rodriguez

Newlyweds purchase and reopen One Stop Coney Shop

A young, newly married couple purchased One Stop Coney Shop from its previous husband-and-wife owners and are operating it as a takeout joint.

Zeeland’s Critter Barn undergoing $6M expansion

The Critter Barn in Zeeland will be expanding its farm to include a new $6 million site at 2950 80th Ave. 

Holland Civic Center Place to close Smoke’n Tulip restaurant

The venue management company for Holland Civic Center Place is closing a smoked food-themed restaurant it opened in August so it can use the space for hosting meetings and events.

Essence Restaurant Group adds private event spaces

A Grand Rapids restaurant group has opened five private event spaces at three locations to offer safe fine dining experiences for groups in time for the holidays.

Hamburger Mary’s location opening in Cascade (update)

A pair of restaurateurs are opening a local franchise of a national LGBTQ-friendly burger bar.

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.

McDonald’s partners with local community college

McDonald’s is partnering with Muskegon Community College to make college affordable and accessible to its employees.

Wine bar aims to make wine more accessible

Post Off, a Grand Rapids “wine bar for misfits,” opened in late summer to offer high quality vintages at cheap prices.

Mertens Hospitality reopens renamed downtown restaurant

Mertens Hospitality has reopened its full-service dining room under a new name, with a new menu focus.

Teen opening cereal and breakfast bar in Eastown

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

Condado Tacos chain opening Grand Rapids location

A build-your-own taco chain is coming to Grand Rapids’ West Side.