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Roberta King

Rapid Blog: It's a brand new day for cannabis in Michigan

In this Rapid Blog, Roberta F. King, co-owner of Canna Communication, explores the future for marijuana in Michigan after the approval of Proposal 1.

FT Marcona

Midtown food corridor expands with Marcona On Lyon's healthy Mediterranean offerings

Kameel Chamelly’s small empire at the corner of Lyon and Union in Midtown has expanded yet again, this time to welcome the new farm-to-table style, Mediterranean-inspired bistro, Marcona on Lyon.

Sovengard

GR Restaurants are growing, but where are they going? Trends and the future of the local food scene

In a growing economy in a mid-sized city like Grand Rapids, what sustains the restaurant scene? A few popular restaurateurs discuss trends in the industry, and their hopes and trepidations for the future.

middlemarket

Catch up with GR housing: A booming market, affordable housing, the "missing middle" and more

Over the past year, writer Marjorie Steele has tackled a few of the pressing issues in housing in Grand Rapids. Check out what you've missed.

Refugee

New study reveals economic impact of immigrants and refugees in Kent County

Kent County’s 50,176 immigrants contributed $3.3 billion to the county’s gross domestic product in 2016. Here's how these community members are making a huge impact on the local economy.
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