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Who are you? Maureen Wolverton, 49, Eureka Township, senior affiliate faculty at Grand Valley State University (GVSU), recently elected trustee on the Greenville Public Schools (GPS) Board of Education.

Starbucks returns to Greenville

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With its doors and drive-thru window open for business prior to the sun rising this morning, Mary Rambow and her employees are eager to serve hot coffees, foaming lattés, iced beverages and more as Starbucks celebrates its return to the Danish Festival City. 

Observing the significance of the franchise returning to Greenville during a soft opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, the new store manager — who many locals will recognize — was all smiles and filled with excitement as she celebrated the coffee franchise’s opening. 

Developments, changes in leadership and tragic events lead top local news stories of 2022

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Here’s a look at some of the other top local news stories of the year, from housing to new businesses to marijuana to court cases.

Aldi and Starbucks move closer to opening in Greenville

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A bargain grocery store and a popular coffee shop are both making progress toward opening in Greenville.

An Aldi supermarket is tentatively slated to be finished with construction by late summer or early autumn, while Starbucks may begin interior renovations as soon as this month — both to be located on the city’s west side.

Remediation work underway at future Greenville Starbucks location

Remediation efforts are underway at the site of a future Starbucks on Greenville’s west side.

The property at 1720 W. Washington St. (M-57) is owned by Kris Krstovski, owner of K2 Retail Construction & Development, who also redeveloped the former Kmart store nearby.