Readers rank top 10 stories of 2015


Trader Joe's Kentwood features beer by local craft breweries. Photo via

The most-read story of 2015 is about a private grocer that begins to open up.

Looking at the numbers, the No. 1 story at in 2015 contains several key ingredients for a popular homemade news story: food, real estate and retail.

The rest of the top 10 take place away from the grocery aisle.

Top 10 stories at

1.   Trader Joe’s signs lease in West Michigan market

2.   Mexican-Polish restaurant re-enters market

3.   Dutch restaurant buys lakeshore building

4.   Chicken fast-food chain enters market

5.   Grand Rapids ranks among worst economically for African-Americans

6.   West Michigan produces 19 of fastest-growing companies in US

7.   Founders adds to downtown’s skyline

8.   Restaurant and bar moves into downtown

9.   Partners plan brewery in downtown neighborhood

10. Downtown bar closes after 10-year run

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