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The Hinman Company Along With Its Development Partners Announce The Addition Of Wahlburgers To Iconic 10 Ionia Building In Downtown Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Hinman Company, Dakota Legacy Group, and Tharaldson Hospitality Management are pleased to announce that Wahlburgers will be opening its first West Michigan restaurant in Downtown Grand Rapids at 10 Ionia Avenue NW, as part of the recently opened Residence Inn by Marriott Grand Rapids Downtown. The new Grand Rapids location will bring the total number of Wahlburgers to 54, and the third location in Michigan.

“We are excited to announce the first of two retail tenants for our newly opened 10 Ionia building, and to bring a new dining experience to downtown”, said Roger Hinman, CEO of The Hinman Company. “Wahlburgers presence in the Grand Rapids Arena District will enhance and complement the strong food scene in the City and will be a great destination for all residents and visitors to the area.”

The 3,527-square-foot Wahlburgers will be located at street level, with outdoor seating along Ionia Avenue NW, and will offer a unique dining experience featuring signature burgers, made-from-scratch recipes, home-style sides, fish, chicken and vegetarian options, and a full bar including specialty drinks such as adult frapes and floats. The menu will also be available as a room service option for guests staying at the Residence Inn by Marriott, as well as for catering events.

Chef Paul Wahlberg created the franchise along with two of his brothers, actors Mark and Donnie, to please all tastes through both lighter and heartier menu offerings, served up in casual, music-filled atmosphere. Mark’s go-to at Wahlburgers is the plant-based Impossible Burger. Donnie’s favorite is the BBQ Bacon Burger. Chef Paul is partial to the Our Burger.

“We are thrilled to be joining this wonderful community and look forward to opening the doors in Grand Rapids starting later this summer”, said Jim Oboyski, VP of Operations at Wahlburgers. “We jumped at the opportunity to have the Wahlburgers brand be part of such an awesome building that is steps away from the City’s premier entertainment venues.”

The first Wahlburgers opened in 2011 in Hingham, Massachusetts, sparking a cult following with its signature burgers, side dishes and shakes. It was the subject of a successful reality series on A&E, running for 10 seasons and giving viewers a look at the inner workings of the founding and growth of the restaurant and the Wahlberg family, including brothers Mark, Donnie, and Paul Wahlberg, the head chef for the Wahlburgers locations.

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For leasing information about 10 Ionia and other Hinman properties, please contact Anmar Atchu at (616) 957-3711.



Founded by Executive Chef Paul Wahlberg, brothers Mark and Donnie and other investors, Wahlburgers debuted in October 2011 in Hingham, Massachusetts. The subject of an A&E reality show, Wahlburgers offers a fun, casual music-filled atmosphere where guests, like family, share great food, a few laughs and lots of love. While its walls celebrate the story through photos and words of the Wahlberg brothers’ life journeys from Dorchester, Mass. neighborhood kids to rising chef and international superstars, it’s the food at Wahlburgers that takes center stage. Crafted by Chef Paul and served with heartfelt hospitality, the chef inspired menu features a variety of fresh burgers, crispy haddock, seared chicken and vegetarian options. Other signature items include Mom’s Sloppy Joe, thin crispy onion rings, tater tots and thick creamy frappes and floats. Gluten free options are available. Wahlburgers’ full-service bar is a popular gathering spot offering an impressive selection of adult frappes, cocktails, wines and beers including the signature Wahlbrewski – a Harpoon Brewery custom, unfiltered Pale Ale.  Dedicated to giving back, Wahlburgers is active in every community it serves. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Wahlburgers offers full-service dining, counter service, take out and a full-service bar. For locations and more information visit


Tharaldson Hospitality Management LLC, operates a portfolio of award winning extended stay and select service hotels under franchise license agreements with Marriott International, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Hilton and Hyatt. Our goal is to maximize the operational quality and financial performance of our hotels, grow market share and enhance the performance of our hotels through the constant pursuit of superior levels of quality, efficiency and service. THM currently manages 78 hotels in 19 states, 20 of which carry the Residence Inn flag.


Dakota Legacy Group is a Fargo, ND based Hotel Development Arm of Tharaldson Hospitality Development and formerly TMI Hospitality. They have developed and built over 400 hotels nationwide.


Founded in 1977 by Roger E. Hinman, the Michigan-based Hinman Company has established a diverse portfolio of office, retail and multi-family residential properties. Today, Hinman is proud to own and manage approximately four million square feet of space in the Midwest while having serviced and developed over 10 million square feet of properties in the past four decades. Hinman is headquartered at The Trade Centre, 750 Trade Centre Way, Suite 100, Portage, MI 49002. To learn more about the Hinman Company, please visit and follow us on Facebook, InstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

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