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Coffee company expanding into Grand Rapids
A Michigan coffee company is branching out into the city’s West Side.
Blue Owl Coffee in Lansing is expanding to the Grand Rapids market as part of its overarching expansion goal.
The new coffee shop is coming to 744 Leonard St. NW around April of this year.
“We have a lot of friends creating and investing in Grand Rapids, so it was an easy choice to team up and collaborate with them and build up a community together,” said Nick Berry, co-owner, Blue Owl Coffee.
“We’re excited to be neighbors with Last Rogue Tattoo, Long Road Distillers and Mitten Brewing, and we look forward to some event collaborations with Heights Yoga. “
Lauren Suidgeest will serve as the manager of Blue Owl Coffee Grand Rapids.
The company hopes to hire about 12 employees and is currently accepting applications at blueowlcoffee.net.
Blue Owl Coffee also plans to expand in its hometown with a new roastery at 1236 Turner St., which is set to open in February, and a café at 213 Ann St. in May.
The company is gearing toward opening locations in 10 cities overall.
Blue Owl Coffee was founded in 2016 in Lansing’s REO Town neighborhood and has grown to become an area favorite.