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mlive.com — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - West Michigan's fourth Bagger Dave's "legendary" burger tavern is opening in downtown Grand Rapids just in time for Memorial Day. The new full-service chain restaurant from Southfield-based Diversified Restaurant Holdings, throws wide its doors to the public on Sunday, May 26, at 241 West Fulton Street, on the corner of a riverside retail strip at the base of Plaza Towers.
latimes.com — Sub-premium beers such as Pabst Blue Ribbon are leading a surge in beer prices at U.S. bars and restaurants, researcher says. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times) Here's another reason to be annoyed at hipsters: They're driving up the price of beer.
mlive.com — KENTWOOD, MI -- Trendy fashion retailer H&M will open its doors this fall, Woodland Mall announced today. H&M - short for Hennes & Mauritz - will open in a 19,000 square foot store in the Kentwood shopping center.
record-eagle.com — TRAVERSE CITY - A Panera Bread franchise likely will rise in Garfield Township despite what some planning officials consider a stale project design. Kentucky-based Anchor Properties Inc. submitted a special use request to the township to redevelop the corner of U.S. 31 South and Franke Road.
mlive.com — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A study released by the Brookings Institution last month showed that the recession slowed, but did not halt entirely, the gradual shifting of jobs from Grand Rapids to the region's suburbs.
mlive.com — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Expect to see a little bit of Grand Rapids on the national airwaves this summer. A Royal Oak-based film crew is visiting West Michigan this week to get footage for a Grand Rapids-specific Pure Michigan travel marketing commercial that airs June 3.
mlive.com — SPRING LAKE, MI - Vander Mill Cider has completed a major expansion that will allow the craft hard cider producer to more easily get its product into to customers' hands. The Spring Lake producer of hard - or alcoholic - ciders has expanded its operation at 14921 Cleveland St.
mlive.com — TRAVERSE CITY, MI - A group of property owners in northern Michigan have filed a $6.3 million lawsuit alleging the botched removal of a Boardman River dam last fall has lowered their property vales and exacerbated recent spring flooding.
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