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Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith

WALKER — A Southeast Michigan real estate investment trust has acquired a key retail facility along the Alpine Avenue corridor in Walker. 

GRAND RAPIDS — Kentwood-based Wise Men Distillery LLC is planning a downtown Grand Rapids tasting room.

As erosion along the Great Lakes coastline puts properties in jeopardy, the future of development along Michigan’s coasts remains uncertain.

GRAND RAPIDS — A pair of pilot programs will target two distinct populations of people to help them gain further access to affordable housing in downtown Grand Rapids.

GRAND RAPIDS — For many people who work behind a desk, the thought of being funny in front of an audience is terrifying.

GRAND RAPIDS — A Wisconsin developer has started construction on a new affordable housing development on Grand Rapids’ northwest side.

GRAND RAPIDS — A popular Detroit-based distillery will open a Grand Rapids tasting room inside of 7 Monks Taproom on Michigan Street. 

GRANDVILLE — The Grand Castle LLC has secured a $48.3 million bridge loan from Maryland-based real estate finance firm Walker & Dunlop Inc.

WYOMING — Developers of a $35 million housing project at the former Studio 28 movie theater property hope the development will be a catalyst for more activity in Wyoming.

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health continues to scoop up property along Michigan Street east of downtown and its Butterworth Hospital campus. 

GRAND RAPIDS — CWD Real Estate Investment Inc. want to reshape a key downtown corridor with more retail users, including storefronts and restaurants.

Sunday, 10 November 2019 18:29

Ada gains steam with new businesses

ADA — After observing the revitalization of the Ada Village Business District, outdoor retailer Bill & Paul’s Sporthaus is expanding in the suburban community with a new 3,669-square-foot store. 

In the last year, Kalamazoo-based construction manager CSM Group Inc. has hired an in-house recruiter as part of its human resources team.

Given the demographics in the workforce and the physical nature of the work, construction companies cannot avoid learning about the opioid crisis. 

DALTON TOWNSHIP — The would-be creators of a large agricultural and industrial complex for growing cannabis have decided not to purchase long-vacant property at the North Muskegon Business Park.

BATTLE CREEK — Management and development company LKV Ventures LLC will use a grant from Battle Creek Unlimited to help renovate a historic building in downtown Battle Creek. 

GRAND RAPIDS — Multiple organizations have partnered to assess how Grand Rapids can attract and retain retail across all parts of the city.

CASCADE TWP. — Cascade Township officials are exploring the use of a vacant manufacturing headquarters facility as a potential site for consolidated township offices. 

GRAND RAPIDS — Nonprofits LINC Up and Dwelling Place, along with general contractor Orion Construction Co. Inc., broke ground today on the second phase of an affordable housing development in Grand Rapids’ Garfield Park neighborhood.

GRAND RAPIDS — The city of Grand Rapids is seeking development partners for a downtown mixed-use structure that includes retail, parking and possibly housing or commercial development. 

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 14:12

Blain’s Farm & Fleet coming to Walker

WALKER — Blain’s Farm & Fleet has announced its fifth location in Michigan, to be located in the Standale Shopping District in Walker.

LUDINGTON — A Grand Rapids developer and Lansing-based nonprofit investor Michigan Community Capital are hoping to turn a donated building into apartments in Ludington.

BATTLE CREEK — JPG Resources, a Battle Creek-based food and beverage consulting group, has been awarded a $208,618 grant from Battle Creek Unlimited (BCU) through its downtown Real Estate Improvement Fund. 

GRAND RAPIDS — NaturaShield LLC, a Grand Rapids-based energy efficient roofing company, has relocated to the Cottage Grove neighborhood on the city’s southeast side.

Monday, 14 October 2019 15:16

Bill & Paul’s Sporthaus expanding in Ada

ADA — Retailer Bill & Paul’s Sporthaus is expanding in Ada with Beyond by Bill & Paul’s, an outdoor lifestyle, clothing, footwear and accessories store.

GRAND RAPIDS — In the case of the $160 million Studio Park project, it took a city to build one of the largest developments in the recent history of downtown Grand Rapids.

GRAND RAPIDS — Woodland Mall is inviting shoppers to “rediscover” the center after its $100 million redevelopment, which has paved the way for a wave of new retailers. 

On the heels of a range of downtown developments coming online in recent years, Orion Real Estate Solutions saw further demand for Class A office space in Grand Rapids. 

WALKER — Flexco Grand Rapids, a manufacturer of conveyor maintenance equipment, is relocating its Michigan operations to the WalkerView Industrial Park. 

GRAND RAPIDS — Those studying whether Grand Rapids needs another convention hotel hope to gather enough data that the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority can make a decision by year’s end whether to move forward on the project.

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