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Shifting retail on Grand Rapids’ east side reflects broader market trends

Posted By: MiBiz on August 28, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Retail corridors on Grand Rapids’ east side are in flux as new businesses move in and longtime staples relocate or shut down. The corridors in East Hills and Eastown embody West Michigan’s hot commercial real estate and retail market, […]

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After lawsuits, bills, blight, a blaze and Taserings, Southfield hotel hits market

The former Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in Southfield flatlined in more ways than one. And now it is up for sale in the hopes that someone will resuscitate it, even as the city is seeking a receiver and to foreclose upon a mortgage it has on the long-vacant and troubled building off the Lodge Freeway. One […]

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Partners begin construction on downtown Muskegon venues

A group of partners has begun construction on a pair of venues called Motu Lakeshore Wine Bar and Prohibition Muskegon. Jonathan Jelks and his father, Randal Jelks; Jamiel Robinson; recording artist Willie “Willie the Kid” Jackson; and Alvin Hills IV announced Monday, Feb. 21, construction officially kicked off on Motu Lakeshore Wine Bar and Prohibition Muskegon Bar […]

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Former Days Inn property sold to Canadian investment firm

A problematic property in East Toledo is ready to turn over a new leaf. The five-acre lot containing the former Days Inn at 1800 Miami St. near I-75 and the Hollywood Casino, was sold in an online auction ending Thursday for $1,184,500. RM International Group, an investment company based in Canada, placed the winning bid, […]

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Hard Rock hotel planned for former Gibson guitar factory in Kalamazoo

Hard Rock hotel planned for former Gibson guitar factory in Kalamazoo

A new hotel under the REVERB by Hard Rock brand is planned for the former Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Manufacturing Co. building in Kalamazoo. PlazaCorp Realty Advisors, Inc. and Dora Hotel Co. are partnering to bring the new hotel to 225 Parsons St. in Kalamazoo, which currently houses Heritage Guitar Inc. The redevelopment of the 103-year-old, three-story structure and attached 167,000-square-foot industrial […]

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Park Inn restoration plan on track

Park Inn restoration plan on track

A $64.5 million plan to restore the 15-story Park Inn hotel downtown, expand and renovate the adjacent SeaGate Convention Centre, and tear down the nearby former Hotel Seagate is proceeding on schedule with construction activity likely before the month ends. “Everything’s very close to getting moving. I expect you’ll see some demolition there in the […]

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Downtown hotel opens at Studio Park

Downtown hotel opens at Studio Park

The long-awaited Canopy by Hilton hotel at Studio Park is ready to welcome guests to downtown Grand Rapids. The eight-story, 155-room upscale hotel, which opened Tuesday, was previously announced as a feature of the Studio Park mixed-use development and will be the first Canopy to open in Michigan. At 131 Ionia Ave. SW, Canopy by Hilton […]

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Park Avenue House owner gets the OK to turn lower-income hotel into an upscale Hilton

Park Avenue House owner gets the OK to turn lower-income hotel into an upscale Hilton

State and City of Detroit officials have approved $6.1 million in economic development incentives to turn a 13-story residential hotel in downtown that recently housed lower and moderate-income tenants into an upscale Hilton hotel. The development group, Downtown Hospitality Detroit LLC, is planning a $50-million overhaul of the old Park Avenue House, 2305 Park Ave., to turn it […]

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Hotel Seagate to be demolished; Park Inn Hotel rehab planned

Hotel Seagate to be demolished; Park Inn Hotel rehab planned

In a major shift in development plans for downtown Toledo, the crumbling skeleton of the 19-story Hotel Seagate on Summit Street that was to be renovated this year now will be torn down, and the nearby Park Inn Hotel will be renovated starting later this year with completion sometime in early 2022. The $64.5 million […]

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Downtown Muskegon gets boost with $8M hotel

Downtown Muskegon gets boost with $8M hotel

Parkland Properties recently put the finishing touches on an $8 million renovation of a former Holiday Inn in Muskegon. The newly designed hotel is part of a multimillion-dollar investment into a revitalized downtown Muskegon, which includes plans for a new convention center. The hotel at 939 Third St. was renovated into a Delta by Marriott, […]

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