Business vacates downtown retail corridor
A prime downtown retail location is available.
West Coast Coffee, at 55 Monroe Center St. NW, will close its doors on Nov. 7 after a decade of providing coffee, snacks and a meeting place to the downtown area.
One of the reasons cited for closure is the expiration of the Renaissance Zone, according to a cashier at the coffee shop. The business started paying full taxes this summer after the period expired on the tax-free deal, according to city documents.
“All of us here at WCC can't thank all of you enough for letting us be part of your life the past decade. We will miss each and every one of you,” the coffee shop says on its Facebook page.
Monroe Center vacancy
The real estate division at Grand Rapids-based Rockford Construction is looking for a new tenant for the roughly 1,000-square-foot space, according to partner Mike Mraz. It is currently unlisted.
“West Coast Coffee was one of the early tenants during the Monroe Center revitalization,” Mraz said. “We are sad to see them leave.”