GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A bar that closed last summer has been bought and will soon call downtown home.
Grand Rapids Brewing Co. will relocate to the ground floor of the historic Hawkins and Gunn Company buildings, at the corner of Ionia Avenue and Fulton Street, next to Van Andel Arena in downtown Grand Rapids.
GRBC's location on 28th Street closed in June 2011.
BarFly Ventures bought the brewing company and will invest more than $1.5 million into the downtown project.
"Grand Rapids Brewing Co. will be a casual, family gathering place creating approximately 60 new jobs in the heart of our city," co-owner Mark Sellers said in a news release. "This will be a great spot to grab dinner and some homemade beer before and after events at the arena. We envision it becoming a popular spot for watching a game with friends and family members."
Members of the 28th Street GRBC Mug Club at the time it closed will be given a free year's membership in the new GRBC Mug Club.
A woman from Mount Pleasant died after her SUV crashed on a road in Montcalm County.
Mirror parts found at the scene indicate it may be a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander.
An observation survey was conducted by the Wayne State University Transportation Research Group.