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Nick Manes

Nick Manes

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Monday, 27 February 2017 17:16

Planned Grand Rapids hotel to move forward

A long-planned hotel north of downtown Grand Rapids will begin construction tomorrow.

Operations at Family Christian Stores will wind down over the next month, according to a state filing from the company.

GRAND RAPIDS — The announcement yesterday that Family Christian Stores plans to close all 240 of its stores in 36 states sent shockwaves through an already struggling industry.

Plumb Inc., a Muskegon-based grocery chain, has ceased all operations, according to a letter sent to MiBiz.

GRAND RAPIDS — Citing concerns over widespread inequality, economic development stakeholders want to improve their outreach to the growing Latino population in the greater Grand Rapids area.

When it comes to economic development efforts in Michigan, practitioners and policymakers say it’s important to legislate the tools to attract and retain companies, not individual projects.

More than a decade into the “Envision Ada” planning process, stakeholders can now see construction activity on new mixed-use buildings they hope will attract new retailers, restaurants and residents to the village.

Sporting goods retailer MC Sports might need a Hail Mary pass right about now.

MC Sports, a Grand Rapids-based sporting goods retailer operating in seven Midwest states, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan.

Fast food and casual restaurant operator Meritage Hospitality Group Inc. (OTCQX: MHGU) said yesterday it has initiated a string of acquisitions that will continue to grow its operations. 

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