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Herman Miller tests new product in Cascade

CASCADE, MI - Travel through an airport and notice all the people racing for any available electrical outlet.  Passengers who need to charge their laptops and smart phones have limited options at many airports around the country.  This could change if office furniture maker Herman Miller gets its way.

Herman Miller tested a prototype power strip designed to attach to the company's passenger seats in the terminal at the Gerald R Ford International Airport in Cascade last week.  The Zeeland company manufactured the passenger seats in the waiting areas at the Ford Airport and numerous other airports across the country.

A new baby store is coming to 28th Street

A new baby store is coming to Greater Grand Rapids.  It’s called buybuy BABY and is owned by Bed Bath & Beyond.  The store is under construction at 4100 28th Street SE in Kentwood.  buybuy BABY is an upscale retailer of baby furniture, car seats, toys, clothing and other baby necessities.  The retailer has stores in 16 states, including two in Southeast Michigan.  This is their first store in West Michigan.

A new restaurant is coming to Ada

Remodeling work is under way at the former Thornapple Village Grill in downtown Ada.  The new restaurant will be called Rix 301.  The name has historical significance.  Rix Robinson established a trading post in Ada in 1821, and 301 are the last three digits of Ada’s zip code. Owners Steven and Laura Davies have obtained a liquor license from the township and plan to open the restaurant in early 2011.

M-21 Bridge Construction Update

From: Ada Township Online

Bid opening for the project is scheduled for Friday, September 24.

On October 4, 7:00 pm, at The Community Church, MDOT representatives will hold another public information meeting to provide up-to-date information on the project details and schedule.

Work on the project should begin on or about October 11.

ALDI Opens in Cascade Township


Cascade Township, MI – (Sept 20, 2010) Wolverine Building Group is pleased to announce the completion of ALDI in the Waterfall Shoppes at 5114 - 28th Street. The project included the remodel of a previous Fresh Market into the discount grocery, ALDI.  

The fast track remodel included building a new façade, and the replacement of wall and floor coverings in a large 20,000 square foot layout with high ceilings. ALDI’s new store layout features an expanding cooler/freezer area, a larger selection of products, and an updated look to create an enjoyable shopping atmosphere.

ALDI opened their doors last week Friday, and will continue to celebrate their Grand Opening this week. 

AccuQuest Hearing Centers Opens New Grand Rapids Hearing Practice


AccuQuest Hearing Centers, one of the country’s fastest growing providers of audiological care has expanded to Grand Rapids. The local owner is Hearing Instrument Specialist, Tabita Jackson who has been providing care to hundreds of the region’s patients over the past years. Jackson joins the AccuQuest Hearing Centers network of over 100 offices nationwide, after serving the Grand Rapids community for many years as a provider with Sonus.
 “I am thrilled to make this move so I can provide in depth personal care to patients,” the Grand Rapids resident said. “As the owner of this practice, I can offer the one on one attention that is so desperately needed when dealing with someone’s precious ability to hear.”
The new AccuQuest office is conveniently located at 5075 Cascade Rd., SE inside the Insurance Exchange Building across the street from Flagstar Bank and west of the St. Matthews Lutheran Church.

Ada Township - Solicitation In The Township


During the past several months there have been many reports
of solicitors going door-to-door who have behaved in a pushy or
suspicious manner, and/or could not or would not show proper
identification. In accordance with Chapter 54, Peddlers and Solicitors,
of the Ada Township Code of Ordinances, any one who solicits
in Ada Township is required to obtain a license (permit) from the
Township Clerk, for which a fee is paid. Involved in this process is
a background check and photo ID. If the license is approved and
issued, any person soliciting under that application will be required to
show an authorizing document issued by the Township and identified
as such. Licenses are valid for 30 days, and may be renewed by the
Township Clerk for an extended period of time.