New Bagel Store to open on Grand Rapids’ Westside

September 22, 2023 by No Comments

After operating successfully in East Grand Rapids’ Gaslight Village for a span of two years, the proprietors of Bagel Kitchen are now gearing up to establish a second branch on the western side of Grand Rapids. Their objective is to enhance production capacity and catering services, with plans to achieve this goal later in the current year.

In 2021, Marc Schulz, a former school teacher in the West Michigan area, and his spouse Shannon inaugurated Bagel Kitchen at 2228 Wealthy St. SE. At this locale, they offer an assortment of breakfast sandwiches crafted with their homemade bagels, complemented by locally sourced roasted coffee.

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The genesis of their bagel-making venture can be traced back to their time in Costa Rica, where they initiated their first shop in 2018. However, due to the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on international tourism, they made the difficult decision to shutter the Costa Rica establishment and redirect their focus towards building a loyal customer base in the Grand Rapids vicinity.

Upon completion, the new cafe will have the capacity to accommodate approximately 25-30 patrons. Furthermore, it will boast around 1,000 square feet of production space, serving as the primary hub for Bagel Kitchen’s manufacturing operations. The anticipated opening date for the new Bagel Kitchen location is set for late November or early December.

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