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Specialty coffee emerges in Grand Rapids’ west side with new roastery, cafe
As bars and restaurants continue to appear rapidly west of the Grand River, specialty coffee sellers are also getting in on the action.
3 developers bid on Kent County-owned downtown Grand Rapids office building
Kent County received three wide-ranging bids earlier this week for its 104,000-square-foot downtown office building at 82 Ionia Ave. NW.
REITs seize opportunities in West Michigan, but challenges could emerge
A new kind of institutional investor has started to capitalize on opportunities in West Michigan.
Rockford Construction gets state approvals, funds for west side GR project
An affiliate entity of Rockford Construction Company Inc. today received approvals and state Brownfield funds from the board of the Michigan Strategic Fund to move forward with its proposed “superblock” on Grand Rapids’ west side.
MiBiz Growth Report: April 17, 2017
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 17, 2017.
• M&A: Dallas-based America’s Auto Auction has acquired West Michigan Auto Auction of Wayland and Parma-based Interstate 94 Vehicle Auction as part of the company’s larger acquisition strategy. The Texas company closed on the deal April 1. Both West Michigan Auto Auction and Interstate 94 Vehicle Auction were owned by Carl Miskotten, who will remain as the general manager of both facilities, according to a report in Auto Remarketing. Prior to the deal, America’s Auto Auction acquired seven facilities from Baton Rouge, La.-based Auction Broadcasting Co. in January 2017. The company operates a total of 21 auction locations across the U.S. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Grand Rapids leaders consider new path to redeveloping public assets
As the city of Grand Rapids considers selling publicly-owned land, it hopes to use a new method of engaging would-be developers looking to redevelop the parcels.
Adtegrity plans office move to New Holland development in Grand Rapids
Digital marketing and advertising firm Adtegrity Inc. announced today its plan to vacate its current headquarters at 38 Commerce Ave. SW and move to the growing Bridge Street corridor.
5 firms respond to RFQ for 201 Market redevelopment in Grand Rapids
The city-owned 201 Market Ave. property in the southwest corner of downtown has drawn interest from five different development teams, city officials said today.
MSU Federal Credit Union plans downtown Grand Rapids branch
The board of directors for MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) today announced its plans to open a branch in downtown Grand Rapids later this year.
MiBiz Growth Report: March 6, 2017
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• M&A: American Grease Stick Co. of Muskegon was acquired last year by 3 Rivers Capital, a Pittsburgh, Pa.-based private equity firm. A manufacturer of branded automotive fluid transfer lines and related products for the automotive aftermarket industry, AGS has operations in Muskegon and the U.K. The company, which was founded in 1931, sells products through a variety of aftermarket retailers, including Advanced Auto Parts, AutoZone and Pep Boys, according to a statement. 3 Rivers purchased the company for $10 million from the Rosen family, according to a report in the Pittsburgh Business Times. The deal was backed by $9.75 million in subordinated debt and an equity co-investment from PNC Mezzanine Capital. JP Morgan Chase also provided debt financing for the transaction. Metz Lewis Brodman Must O’Keefe LLC of Pittsburgh served as legal counsel to 3 Rivers Capital. The sellers worked with investment banker Stout Risius Ross Inc. of Chicago.
Construction execs tout early successes in workforce development
West Michigan construction industry executives believe some of their recent worker training efforts have started to pay off.
Three Grand Rapids projects awarded affordable housing credits
With tax credits awarded, the development of three new affordable housing projects in the area should move forward.
MiBiz Growth Report: Jan. 9, 2017
zHere is the MiBiz Growth Report for Jan. 9, 2017.
• M&A: Grand Rapids-based Irwin Seating Co. signed a letter of intent to purchase American Seating Co.’s architectural fixed seating business in a deal expected to close in March 2017, pending due diligence. The business includes products for stadiums, auditoriums and other large venues. The company’s move to divest a “higher profile part of our business was an extremely difficult decision to make,” Chairman and CEO Ed Clark said in a statement announcing the transaction. The sale comes as American Seating seeks “to optimize its operations and resources in order to pursue significant growth opportunities” in its transportation seating business, where the company will continue to focus. American Seating intends to lay off 80 workers early this year as a result of the deal. However, a portion of that workforce may transition into roles at Irwin Seating, according to the statement. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Grand Central Market in Grand Rapids expands
A longtime downtown Grand Rapids deli has expanded.
Room for More? West Michigan execs call for new hotel capacity
More than 12,000 amateur athletes and their traveling companions from around the Great Lakes will descend on greater Grand Rapids next summer when the region hosts the State Games of America.
Investors scoop up 5 properties on Grand Rapids’ west side
Spurred on by the likes of developers such as Rockford Construction Co. Inc., Ryan Ogle now hopes to make his own mark along the Bridge Street corridor on Grand Rapids’ west side.
Commercial real estate execs optimistic for West Michigan, but remain vigilant
Despite political uncertainty and fears of an impending economic slowdown, commercial real estate and construction stakeholders have faith in the fundamentals of the industry in West Michigan.
GVSU launches $10M capital campaign for new medical ed facility
GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Valley State University seeks to raise $10 million through a capital campaign to coincide with the construction of a $37.5 million academic center along the Medical Mile.
VanGessel works strategic partnerships for large developments
Mike VanGessel likes to talk about the “why” behind his company’s decision to invest in the long-neglected west side neighborhood of Grand Rapids.
Spectrum Health continues push to integrated care campuses with Rockford site
The medical campus under construction west of Rockford in northern Kent County follows a move by Spectrum Health to concentrate care across its footprint into one-stop locations.
Art sighs: Despite convergence of positive factors, Grand Rapids artists worry about their future
As the 2016 version of ArtPrize enters its final week, it might seem like local artists are living in a golden age.
WMCAT announces new HQ on Grand Rapids’ West Side; $7.5 million capital raise
Nonprofit education organization West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) today announced a plan to move its headquarters to the emerging Bridge Street corridor.
Market shifts favor new industrial redevelopment
WYOMING — Stu Kingma often fields multiple phone calls per month from people interested in redeveloping Site 36, one of West Michigan’s most storied former industrial sites.
An industry at a crossroads: Closely-held craft brewers — noted for fierce independence — weigh options for succession
As New Holland Brewing Co. LLC ramps up a major expansion into the Grand Rapids market that’s expected to open next month, President and co-founder Brett Vanderkamp has plenty to keep his mind occupied.
Hungry investors seek Grand Rapids housing deals, rankling longtime residents
GRAND RAPIDS — From an undisclosed $100 million foreign-backed fund to local real estate agents, investors of all kinds are staking their bets on the Grand Rapids housing market.
MiBiz Growth Report: July 11, 2016
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for July 11, 2016.
• M&A: Belding-based Robroy Enclosures Inc., a subsidiary of Robroy Industries Inc. of Verona, Pa., acquired the assets of Texas-based Attabox Industrial Enclosures, according to a statement. The deal complements Robroy Enclosures’ existing Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures brand of fiberglass electrical enclosures. Attabox makes engineered enclosures for the industrial, solar, electrical, telecommunications, HVAC, instrumentation/control, government, oil and gas, and construction markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
MiBiz.com’s most-read stories for the first half of 2016
The list of most-read stories on MiBiz.com for the first half of 2016 has a decidedly real estate and retail-related theme.
Documents show full scope of proposed project for Grand Rapids’ West Side
Documents released this morning by the city’s Planning Commission outline further details of a proposed redevelopment project along the burgeoning Bridge Street corridor.
Rockford Construction, ICCF announce plans for affordable housing in Grand Rapids’ West Side neighborhood
Rockford Construction Company Inc. today formally announced plans for a redevelopment project that aims to bring 70 units of affordable housing to the northwest area of Grand Rapids.
REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK: Knowns and unknowns in proposed Grand Rapids neighborhood Meijer
Downtown-ish Grand Rapids could finally get a “real” grocery store sometime in the future, if plans from Meijer Inc. and Rockford Construction Co. Inc. come to fruition.