Business

Niles company fined for COVID-19 workplace safety violations

NILES — A Niles roofing business is among six Michigan companies fined for violating workplace safety rules put in place in the wake of the ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Underwood Shoes to close after 70 years in Dowagiac

DOWAGIAC — A longtime Dowagiac business is having a store-closing celebration because its owner is retiring. Underwood Shoes, which has been a fixture in downtown ... Read more

2 months ago by Max Harden.

Wonderland Cinema owners hope to reopen soon

NILES — Five buildings and 27 screens have been quiet since March 16. For theater owner Carol Moore, and co-owner Steve Moore, that includes six ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Medical cannabis dispensary continues renovations of old Billiard Garden

NILES — After months of interference from COVID-19, the path is clear for two former Detroit Lions, to gain some ground in pursuit of a ... Read more

3 months ago by Christina Clark.

Marion Magnolia Farms opens in Cassopolis

CASSOPOLIS — When Niles native and Dowagiac resident Brittany File was in college, she fell in love with home renovation shows she watched on HGTV. ... Read more

3 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce unveils upcoming Same Day Rewards Program

DOWAGIAC — The Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce is rolling out a plan that will benefit both consumers and retailers alike. The chamber revealed its ... Read more

3 months ago by Max Harden.

Leader Publications announces 2020 Best of the Best winners

The results are in! With more than 1,000 votes cast in print and online, Michiana residents have spoken, and the Best of the Best businesses ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Fernwood Botanical Gardens offering pop-up weddings

NILES — The historical grounds and unique settings within Fernwood Botanical Gardens are a popular wedding destination for couples through the warmer seasons. Adapting to ... Read more

4 months ago by Christina Clark.

5 Mile Drive-In offering free entry to first responders on Fourth of July

DOWAGIAC — One Dowagiac business plans to celebrate America’s independence this weekend by giving back. This Saturday, in celebration of the Fourth of July, 5 ... Read more

4 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Demolition begins at future Popeye’s location

NILES — Demolition started this week of the former Chinese restaurant at the site of 306 S. 11th St. The site is the future home ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

Redbud Roots to open new retail location in Buchanan

BUCHANAN — Cultivating a destination and experience is the next step for local marijuana grow operation and processing lab Redbud Roots. The company’s leadership is ... Read more

4 months ago by Christina Clark.

Oak Street Dairy Queen reopens with fresh ownership

NILES — The sunshine and warm weather are here for the summer. Days like that pair well with an ice cream cone or a hot ... Read more

4 months ago by Christina Clark.

Cassopolis to get new bar, bakery

CASSOPOLIS — Steve and Schelley Schroeder are hoping to give the village of Cassopolis two things it currently does not already have: a bar and ... Read more

4 months ago by Scott Novak.

Niles bike shop technicians, owner pedal hard to keep up with demand

NILES — Sparsely populated bicycle racks greet the eye at the entrance of Inertia Cycleworks, if a customer rolling their freshly repaired two-wheeler out does ... Read more

5 months ago by Christina Clark.

The Strand re-opens with new ownership

SISTER LAKES — Sitting on the patio at The Strand Brewery and Restaurant, one can take a deep breath and admire the sunshine dancing over ... Read more

5 months ago by Christina Clark.

Area restaurants, bars open doors for diners this week

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Michiganders looking for a plated meal and hospitality will finally have the opportunity to dine in-house again. Restaurant and bar staff across ... Read more

5 months ago by Christina Clark.

Salons, barbershops frustrated at most recent executive order

DOWAGIAC — When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced she would be reopening several sectors of the economy Monday, there was one hopeful industry that did not ... Read more

5 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Businesses owners prepare to open dining, adapt to guidelines

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Following months of shutdowns and carry-out service only, Michigan restaurants and bars are preparing to reopen their doors to the public. Monday, ... Read more

5 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles, Dowagiac gym owner plans to reopen despite COVID-19 mandates

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S., business was booming for Dowagiac resident Gary Marshall. As the owner of FitStop24 locations in ... Read more

5 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Southwest Michigan retail businesses begin to reopen

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The Marshall Shoppe’s Cathy Franz rushed around her downtown Dowagiac storefront Thursday to meet customers at the front door, while also tending ... Read more

5 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Future of Buchanan DDA remains up in the air

BUCHANAN – The future of the Buchanan Downtown Development Authority remains up in the air after a report Tuesday from an ad hoc committee looking ... Read more

5 months ago by Debra Haight.

Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce launches program to restart the local economy

DOWAGIAC — The Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce will soon offer local shoppers the opportunity to spread their dollars further while supporting the business community. ... Read more

5 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Grills grant fund awarded to Niles DDA

NILES — Tuesday, the Niles Main Street Downtown Development Authority was announced as one of the recipients of a grant from The Grills Fund for ... Read more

5 months ago by Christina Clark.

New businesses move forward

NILES — New business is beginning to bloom in Niles once again. Businesses are now beginning to move forward with plans again as COVID-19 mandates ... Read more

5 months ago by Christina Clark.

Windows of Hope hopes to foster community

BERRIEN COUNTY — As people continue to social distance, one new initiative is asking residents to come together to help spread hope throughout our community ... Read more

5 months ago by Submitted.

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