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Tacos and tequila could replace rum distillery at Walker Arena eatery

MUSKEGON, MI – It’s out with rum and in with tequila at L.C. Walker Arena’s upcoming new restaurant space.

The City of Muskegon is expected to begin negotiating a lease agreement with Rad Dad’s Taco and Tequila Bar for the space that once was proposed for The West Michigan Rum Company.

Rad Dad’s, one of the partners of which was behind Rebel Pies in downtown Muskegon, is on a fast track to open by June 1.


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$500,000 loan from city sought for six-story downtown building

MUSKEGON, MI – A $500,000 loan and other incentives are being sought from the city of Muskegon to help finance a new six-story building in the heart of downtown.

The mixed-use building would be on Western Avenue between Second and Third streets on the lot currently used for a sand volleyball court.

Partners Joshua T. Canale and Christopher J. Benedict appeared before the Muskegon City Commission Monday to ask its support of an incentive package that includes the loan from the city’s economic development revolving loan fund and a commitment to lease 10 of 20 apartments provided no one else does.


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Third Street business district now called ‘Midtown Muskegon’

MUSKEGON, MI – A commercial stretch of Third Street in Muskegon has been designated as “Midtown” by the city.

The several blocks that stretch from Muskegon Avenue on the west to Jefferson Street will now be known as Midtown Muskegon following recent action by the Muskegon City Commission. That area previously was loosely referred to as the Third Street Corridor.

Providing the area on the outskirts of downtown its own identity will help businesses with marketing, Muskegon City Manager Frank Peterson told commissioners.


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Defunct Plumb’s grocery stores to become Great Lakes Fresh Market

MUSKEGON, MI – Great Lakes Fresh Market is the name that will replace the Plumb’s grocery store brand — a staple in the Muskegon area for decades.

“We are excited to bring the Great Lakes Fresh Market concept to the area,” said President Dan Gentz. “As a customer, you can expect not only high quality produce, bakery, deli and meat cut fresh in-store, but also the highest level customer service. A customer service specialist is being hired to ensure our patrons are taken care of. We want to be considered leaders in our community, so you can expect a high level of community involvement as well.”

Plumb Inc. was known for its efforts in the community during its 80-years in Muskegon.


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HomeGoods Norton Shores grand opening scheduled for Sunday

NORTON SHORES, MI – HomeGoods is good to go.

The off-price department store will hold a grand opening from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, for its Norton Shores location in the Lakeshore Marketplace near The Lakes Mall.

HomeGoods, 5133 Harvey St., has a 20,000-square-foot space in the middle of the north end of the strip with Dunham’s Sports and Gordmans on one side, and Hobby Lobby and Target on the other.

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Muskegon sports complex to build mega zip line and more for year-round use

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI — Muskegon Winter Sports Complex is gearing up to be a year-round destination.

The complex is working to add a “dual mega zip line,” canopy tour, pavilion, rock walls, a biathlon trail, expanded lodge and parking, and more.

“We have to always look to the future, and always look to enhance what we provide here,” said Jim Rudicil, executive director of the complex, at a presentation on Friday, March 3. “We have very grand and bold ideas for the future.”


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February 2017 Market Report

February 2017 Market Report

Popular Pronto Pups coming to Pere Marquette beach this summer

MUSKEGON, MI – A different kind of dog is coming to the Muskegon beach this summer: the Pronto Pup.

After a wildly successful first summer, Lake Michigan Sandy Dog is bringing its Pups to Pere Marquette beach.

The Lake Michigan Sandy Dog concession trailer will be parked at Pere Marquette beach this summer where it will sell the popular Pronto Pups

Pronto Pup, the hot dog wonder on a stick that came to local fame in Grand Haven, is the mainstay of the Lake Michigan Sandy Dog takeout stand at 2437 W. Sherman Blvd. The stand that opened last July to serve beach-goers headed to Pere Marquette offers other treats, such as chili dogs, walking tacos and caramel corn.


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Meijer to invest more than $375M in new and remodeled stores in 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – Meijer will invest more than $375 million in new and remodeled stores in six states this year.

That’s according to an announcement from President & Chief Executive Officer Rick Keyes on Thursday, March 2.

A press release detailed the investment — saying the construction of seven new Meijer supercenters and 22 different remodel projects will occur in 2017.

“These projects represent an investment in our customers, team members and the local communities that have supported us for so long,” Keyes said in the release. “We’re also excited that at long last we’ll cross the bridge and open our first stores in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.


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Remaining 3 Plumb’s stores have new owner, will remain open

MUSKEGON, MICH. – The three remaining Plumb’s grocery stores in Muskegon County are now owned by a new company.

LM Foods LLC, based in Menominee, Mich., says renovations and a rebranding effort at the North Muskegon, Muskegon and Whitehall stores will begin soon. That process could take six to eight weeks, and the stores will remain open to customers.

Shoppers at the North Muskegon store will be the first to see new merchandise on shelves.


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