- people on the move
Urban gift shop relocates
A Grand Rapids gift shop has moved to a nearby location that is more than twice the size of its old space.
Rebel Reclaimed — which sells handmade gifts, cards, home goods and novelties — moved last month across the city's Eastown neighborhood, from 1409 Robinson Rd. SE to 1555 Wealthy St. SE.
Dann Boyles, co-owner along with his partner, Chip Minor, said the old space was about 700 square feet, and the new location is 1,768 square feet.
Their new storefront is just a few blocks away, because the pair wanted to stay in the neighborhood, he said.
“We needed more room to offer more goods but also we were too crowded during our peak times to accommodate our customers,” Boyles said. “We were adamant about staying in Eastown though. We really needed to become larger about a year ago. It just took some time to find the right spot.”
Rebel Reclaimed’s new space allows the owners to “innovate” in the way they display goods, Boyles said. It also has better “street exposure” and is across the road from Harmony Brewing Company.
Grand Rapids-based McGraw Construction was the contractor for the build out.
The building’s landlord is Chad Koster.
The broker for both parties in the deal was Eric Trierweiler of Grand Rapids-based Prime Development.