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Brian McVicar


Grand Rapids, MI, United States

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Past articles by Brian:

Corewell Health opening $17.5M, 24-room intensive care unit

The new unit is located on the eighth floor of the Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center in Grand Rapids. → Read More

Confluence festival to feature talks on effort to make Grand Rapids regional tech hub

Panel discussions, featuring officials from Google, Corewell Health, Gentex and more, will be held on April 18-19. → Read More

New ‘pop up’ sandwich shop coming to Grand Rapids

Partage is opening for takeout orders March 7 at 834 Cherry St. SE while construction continues inside. → Read More

New tattoo parlor opens in Grand Rapids neighborhood

Copper Coin, a custom tattoo shop, has secured space in the city's West Grand Neighborhood. → Read More

Grand Rapids is planning its growth, development for next 20 years. City leaders want your ‘big ideas.’

The city is hosting three community launch parties this week so residents can provide input and help shape the plan. → Read More

Grand Rapids board got $55M for parks, trails along the river. These are the projects it’s eyeing.

The state funds were provided to Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. in a budget approved last year by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. → Read More

New Anna’s House restaurant coming to Plainfield Township

The restaurant, 5488 Northland Dr. NE, will be Anna's House 11th location in Michigan. → Read More

New murals bring vibrancy, color to Van Andel Arena

The murals were created by Grand Rapids-based Lions & Rabbits Center for the Arts. → Read More

Longtime gyro shop closes for good

Mr. Gyros Drive-Thru & Take-Out on Alpine Avenue in Walker closed Thursday after 12 years in business. → Read More

Li Grand Zombi inspires City Built Brewing Company’s new creole-focused menu

The new menu, which features smoked chicken gumbo and a Shrimp Po Boy, launches this week → Read More

Founders’ newest KBS flavor balances sweet, tart cherries with rich chocolate

KBS Chocolate Cherry is available now at Founders' Grand Rapid and Detroit taprooms, and nationwide in mid-February. → Read More

Unfair labor practice charge filed against LMCU after union organizer fired

The Grand Rapids-based credit union denied the charges, calling them "inaccurate, unfounded, and disappointing." → Read More

New cannabis shop opens in Grand Rapids

NOXX and cannabis "lifestyle" brand Cookies partnered to open the store. → Read More

Agreement to develop property near Grand Rapids amphitheater approved by arena board

A groundbreaking date hasn't been set, but officials hope to have the venue open by the 2025 concert season. → Read More

Gentex to open Grand Rapids facility as it works to solve labor shortage

Gentex, Ottawa County's largest employer, says the facility will employ 50 workers and open in May. → Read More

Studio Park hosting cultural story time series during World of Winter festival

The event, taking place Sunday, is being hosted by Celebration Cinema and The Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Foundation. → Read More

‘You help make West Michigan special,’ Betsy and Dick DeVos tell lakeshore arts groups

The couple spoke Friday at a workshop hosted in Holland by the Maryland-based DeVos Institute of Arts Management. → Read More

Kent Country Club announces clubhouse renovation

Kent Country Club touts itself as the first country club in Michigan. → Read More

Buddy’s Pizza plans second Grand Rapids area location

The Detroit-style pizza chain is opening a restaurant in Alpine Township this winter. → Read More

The Green Well restaurant to close temporarily for renovations

The East Hills eatery will close Jan. 29 through early February to create a brighter, more open interior. → Read More