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The sibling owners of downtown Grand Rapids bar and music venue The Pyramid Scheme have bought out a long-time partner and are now the sole owners of not only the business, but also the affiliated real estate.

Published in In the News

Grand Rapids may be known colloquially as Beer City, but visitors should plan to avoid walking between hip bars and eateries with a pint of local IPA, at least for the foreseeable future.

Published in Commercial Real Estate
Sunday, 22 January 2017 17:09

MiBiz Growth Report: Jan. 23, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Jan. 23, 2017.

• M&A: Bryan Betten and Chris Baker, two veteran West Michigan dealership executives, have acquired Grand Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Lowell from former owner Harvey Koning. Betten-Baker is in the process of acquiring the remaining Grand Auto Family Services Inc. dealerships owned by Koning, which include facilities in Grandville, Allegan and Lowell, said Pete Ricards, division director at Betten-Baker. The company also is acquiring a Big Rapids-based GMC dealership from Gary Trimarco Automotive group, but is waiting on manufacturer approval from General Motors to complete both deals. 

Published in In the News

The expanding chain of HopCat craft beer bars will head oceanside later this year.

Published in In the News
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 12:26

$25 million propels HopCat brand forward

For Mark Sellers, the magic number of sorts is $300.

Published in M&A Award Profiles

Buying or selling a business or putting together a major deal is not the time to get cheap.

Published in M&A Award Profiles

GRAND RAPIDS — BarFly Ventures LLC, the parent company that operates the growing HopCat craft beer bar chain, has secured a new $5 million investment to further its expansion in the Midwest, MiBiz has learned. 

Published in Design Build

The Waldron Public House, one of the downtown area’s most recently opened watering holes, has closed to the general public.

Published in In the News
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 16:43

HopCat announces Kalamazoo location

The HopCat chain of craft beer bars continues its rapid expansion.

Published in In the News

Grand Rapids-based Barfly Ventures LLC today confirmed reports from earlier this week that it would open a HopCat location in Chicago.

Published in In the News
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