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Beverage retailer doubles space

November 16, 2016
| By Pat Evans |
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Beverage retailer opens 28th Street store
Rishi’s International Beverage stocks thousands specialty beverages at its store on 28th Street SE in Grand Rapids. Photo via

A Grand Rapids beverage retailer has doubled in size.

Rishi’s International Beverage will host a party on Dec. 6 to celebrate its expansion project in Grand Rapids, at 3835 28th St. SE.

Rishi’s opened the location in December 2014 and has seen “unprecedented” demand the past three years, necessitating the expansion, according to Owner Rishi Makkar.

The expansion brings the store to 13,000 square feet, including a 3,300-square-foot walk-in beer cave.

His inventory now features more than 1,000 standard format beers, 1,500 large format beers, more than 70 rotating kegs, 6,000 wines and 2,000 spirits.

The expansion includes a new display counter for in-store sampling.

Makkar also has applied for an on-premises license to eventually include a taproom and lounge in the store.

Rishi's also operates a second store in Grand Rapids on Cascade Road SE.

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