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Gov. Whitmer: Salons open June 15; northern Michigan restarts sooner

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday that hair salons and other personal-care businesses can reopen across Michigan on June 15, while those businesses and places like gyms and movie theaters that were shut down to curb the spread of the new coronavirus can restart in northern Michigan next week.

Cheez-It inks title sponsorship with Florida Citrus Sports

A snack brand is moving its title sponsorship from a sports organization in Phoenix to one in Orlando, Florida.

RedWater Restaurant Group reopening all eight locations

A local company with eating establishments at several area country clubs is reopening its full portfolio of restaurants next week.

Gilmore Collection reopens Rose’s Express

A Gaslight Village takeout joint reopened after a yearlong hiatus.

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

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

Michigan’s Goodwill donation centers and stores reopen

Goodwill Industries of Michigan reopened stores and donation centers Thursday with safety precautions in place following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s June 1 Executive Order 2020-110 lifting the “Safer at Home” EO and authorizing certain retailers to reopen.

BarFly Ventures files for bankruptcy; announces plans to reopen restaurants

The parent company of HopCat and other local restaurants filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief while simultaneously announcing its plan for reopening its restaurant locations.

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.

Owner of marijuana dispensaries offers grants

Greg Maki, the owner of Park Place Provisionary and Exit 9 Provisionary, started the Agri-Med Comeback Fund for Muskegon Businesses to help businesses that have been affected by COVID-19.

Family owners close Grand Central Market and Deli

The family that owns Grand Central Market & Deli in downtown Grand Rapids is closing up shop permanently.

Printing vendor finds opportunity in COVID-19 kiosk

Laser’s Resource pivots to supply temperature verification kiosks for returning workforce.
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Insider who stole from Lake Michigan ferry pleads guilty

LUDINGTON — A man who handled finances at a Lake Michigan ferry company pleaded guilty Tuesday to fraud in a scheme to steal money from the business.

Charley’s Crab shuts doors permanently

A longtime fine dining seafood restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids closed its doors permanently in the wake of COVID-19.

Gov. Whitmer lifts stay-home order

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lifted her shelter-in-place order for the state of Michigan.

Former chef launches New York-style bagel company

A former chef and current line cook at The Commons Grand Rapids is launching a bagel bakery.

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.

New Holland rolls out hard seltzer

New Holland Spirits introduced a line of hard seltzers celebrating the lake life.

Teen uses free time during pandemic to grow streetwear business

A local youth began pouring his passion into his e-commerce clothing business when COVID-19 put life on pause in March.

Cerise returns to Founders

Founders Brewing Co. announced the return of Cerise as the next addition to its “Brewed for MI” Series.

CVS opens COVID-19 testing site

CVS Health announced it opened a new COVID-19 test site in Grand Rapids on Friday at the CVS Pharmacy drive-thru location at 1550 Lake Drive SE.

Woodland Mall set to reopen Monday with new protocols

Woodland Mall plans to reopen Monday for shopping appointments.

Holistic health group offers prepared meals

Root Functional Medicine is expanding to offer prepared meal services through the Grand Rapids Downtown Market.
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Official says defiant Michigan barbershop is health threat

DETROIT — A barbershop that refused to remain closed in compliance with Michigan's coronavirus restrictions poses an "imminent threat" to public health, the state's chief medical officer testified Wednesday.

Local fashion designer to open first retail store

Grand Rapids-based fashion designer RC Caylan is bringing his designs to Breton Village this summer.The flagship store for RC Caylan Atelier will feature a...
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COVID-19 patients under 100 at Detroit-area hospital system

DETROIT — A Detroit-area hospital network has less than 100 COVID-19 patients for the first time in more than two months.

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