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650 Trade Centre: Project Update

October 18, 2016 Construction preparation has started on the third and final office building within the Trade Centre development. This five-story, 100,000 square foot Class A office building is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2017. 650 Trade Centre will be the first LEED certified multi-tenant office building in Kalamazoo county.

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Minges Shoppes – A Story of Redevelopment

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Shortly after the United States’ economic market recession in 2009, Furniture Row decided to close three of their Southwest Michigan locations. One of them was on one of the busiest retail corners in Battle Creek. Year after year, the building sat vacant and Battle Creek residents drove by the building wondering why nobody would buy it. To the community members, it was obvious that this…

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Ichimi Sushi Now Open in Capital Shoppes

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Hinman is pleased to announce the opening of Ichimi Sushi in Capital Shoppes.  Having officially opened on December 7th of 2015, Ichimi Sushi has already established a few regular customers who have been returning multiple times a week. Jongman Kim, owner of Ichimi Sushi, prides himself on using high-quality ingredients while keeping prices reasonable in order to ensure a great experience for all customers.  The…

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Breakfast at Tiffiny’s – A Restaurant Success Story

The “Breakfast at Tiffiny’s” concept began when Tiffiny was working as a waitress at a local restaurant. She had a passion for the industry and worked with integrity, resulting in long lasting relationships with her customers. Many of her regular clients were business owners, and she would casually joke with them about opening a restaurant together. Imagine her surprise when someone actually took her up on…

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Local Business Relocates to Bigger Space

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan in Portage has announced a new location. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, which has had offices in the area for more than 50 years, has relocated to the high visibility location at 950 Trade Centre Way in Portage. The company which was in its previous Portage location on Creekside Drive for seven years have moved into a 9,000-square-foot…

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A Checklist for an Office Relocation in West Michigan

Moving your company’s office to another building can sometimes be a daunting task. Below is a short checklist to ensure that your move is worry-free. Choose a moving company that has experience with commercial moves. Be sure that they provide you with an insurance certificate and a list of references with that had comparable-sized moves to yours. Coordinate with your property manager on a few…

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The Time Capsule of The Battle Creek Tower

On January 24, 1931, hundreds of spectators gathered in downtown Battle Creek to watch the dedication ceremony for the newly constructed Central National tower. It was quite the event, evidenced by the two radio stations broadcasting to listeners, half a dozen photographers, and even someone with a motion picture camera. At the time, the Central National tower, known today as the Battle Creek Tower, was…

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The Battle Creek Tower – A story from Roger Hinman

Overview Roger Hinman began his career in real estate in 1967 and founded the Hinman Company in 1977. The company has since established a diverse portfolio of office, retail, and residential properties. Roger has invested in and successfully developed millions of square feet of space in the Midwest; owning over 50 properties throughout Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. The Battle Creek Tower is a 184,000 square…

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Bank to open branch in Westnedge@Kilgore development

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Southern Michigan Bank and Trust (SMB&T) has broken ground on its first bank branch in Portage. The bank has 14 locations throughout the region including those in Battle Creek and Three Rivers. The bank currently plans to open in Portage with six new full time employees, and the number of employees could rise to seven if a mortgage originator is hired. The new bank will…

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