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New business to help in fight against filth

New business to help in fight against filth

GRANDVILLE, Mich.—Grandville has a new tool in the fight against filth.

Molly Maid will celebrate its grand opening in Grandville Feb. 6.  The event will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m.

The new Molly Maid office is located at 3380 Fairlane Ave. SW, Suite 7.  For more information about the company, visit the Molly Maid website here.

Waterford Place breaks ground on expansion Feb. 17

Waterford Place breaks ground on expansion Feb. 17

JENISON, Mich.—A retirement living community is about to get even larger.

Developers will break ground on Phase 2 of Waterford Place Feb. 17.  The 67,800 square foot, two-story expansion includes 40 private nursing rehab rooms with bathrooms, a pool, hot tub, locker rooms, bathing spas, expanded kitchen and café.  The second floor will features 24 assisted living homes, a beauty salon, doctor treatment room, computer/office area and rooftop patio.

The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 12:30 p.m.  The entire project is expected to be complete by fall 2015.

New Jenison and Kalamazoo stores opening Jan. 23 first of their kind

New Jenison and Kalamazoo stores opening Jan. 23 first of their kind

GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich.— A new store opening in Jenison is the first of its kind in the country.

At Home is located at 334 Chicago Drive, in the former Target storefront.  Store manager Christopher Scholle says construction crews must finish adding signs to the new façade, repaving the front area and installing the store's front doors.  Store employees are expected to finish stocking shelves by Wednesday.  Scholle says At Home will celebrate its grand opening Jan. 23. 

At Home is operated by Garden Ridge, a Texas-based retail chain that sells home decor items.  Scholle says the At Home store is a new concept for Garden Ridge.  A second At Home store is expected to open in the former Kmart Store,  located at 4620 Stadium Drive in Kalamazoo, on Jan. 23 as well.

The Jenison store has hired 24 employees; four are full-time and 20 are part-time. 

UPDATE: Retailer taking over two empty stores now hiring

UPDATE: Retailer taking over two empty stores now hiring

GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich.—The new business moving into two empty storefronts in Jenison and Kalamazoo is now hiring.

Garden Ridge is currently looking for five managers and associates for its store, located at 334 Chicago Drive in Jenison. The space is currently being renovated.  Garden Ridge store manager Christopher Scholle expects to hold a soft opening in mid-January 2014.  

Scholle says the Jenison store will hire approximately 20-25 new employees. The first openings can be found on    the company’s main website now.

New retailer moving into empty Jenison and Kalamazoo storefronts

New retailer moving into empty Jenison and Kalamazoo storefronts

GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich.—A new business is moving into two empty storefronts in Jenison and Kalamazoo.

Garden Ridge is in the process of remodeling the former Target store located at 334 Chicago Drive in Jenison. The store has remained empty since October 2012 when Target decided to move to a larger location off 44th Street and Ivanrest Avenue in Grandville.

Garden Ridge store manager Christopher Scholle says workers have ripped out the old tile, carpeting, café and pharmacy to make way for the store’s extensive inventory, which includes everything from pots to hand-painted artwork.  Scholle says crews are about 75 to 80 percent finished with repainting the space.  He expects to hold a soft opening in mid-January 2014.  

Online voting begins for Celebration! Cinemas Celebrated Service Award

Online voting begins for Celebration! Cinemas Celebrated Service Award

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— Voting is underway for the top West Michigan business that inspires the community with its service.

This is the third year for Celebration! Cinemas Celebrated Service Award.  The winner is highlighted in a promotion airing before every movie shown at Celebration’s theatres. The prize packages for the six regional winners total more than $360,000 in value, with promotions, workshops, movie watch parties and cash prizes included.

“Genuine and creative acts of service make everyone’s day better,” said JD Loeks, President of Celebration! Cinema. “Hospitality and service are part of the DNA of this region, and we want to celebrate it!  We hope to get our communities talking.  We want people to vote and share their own stories of celebrated service.”

This year’s nominees for the Grand Rapids area include:

  • Cherie Inn (My Town Grand Rapids Central)
  • D.

New store celebrates grand opening with grant to local school

New store celebrates grand opening with grant to local school

GRANDVILLE, Mich.—A new store is now open in Grandville.

Mayor Pro Tem Steve Maas cut the ribbon to Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts September 12.   The new store is located at 3323 Century Center St. SW, across from Meijer.   It’s one of nearly 65 new Jo-Ann stored planned for 2013.

To celebrate the new store, Jo-Ann awarded a $2,000 grant to a local school to help fund a project of its choosing.  The store is also collecting donations to support the American Heart Association (AHA).  Last year, customers, employees and the company donated more than $142,000 to the AHA.