Riding the bus is a great way to discover local businesses throughout the Grand Rapids metro area. And the holiday season is the perfect time to explore what small shops have to offer. This Saturday, November 29, think local and shop small for Small Business Saturday.
Let The Rapid be your connection to finding great gifts throughout our service area. Here’s our list of great places to shop small this Saturday:
6.25 Paper Studio
Stationary lovers, this is the shop for you. Located directly downtown, this stationary boutique offers custom invitations, gifts, and greeting cards for all occasions.
Location: 40 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 745-5402
Nearby routes: Routes 1, 4, 6, 9, 13, 14, 15
Art of the Table – This unique retailer offers specialty foods from U.S. artisan companies, as well as wine and beer from small family-owned wineries and breweries.
Location: 606 Wealthy SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 301-1885
Nearby routes: Routes 4 & 5
If you or someone you love appreciates quality eco-apparel, then this specialty retailer should do the trick. Find sustainable apparel from over 100 designers.
Location: 141 Diamond SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: (616) 742-2818
Nearby routes: Routes 6 & 14
Discover fine jewelry at this fourth-generation family business.
Location: 411 Leonard St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: (616) 454-6892
Nearby Route: 7
Quality shoes and bus travel go hand in hand. This local footwear and clothing boutique specializes in comfort footwear.
Location: 411 Robinson Road SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: (616) 451-4732
Nearby routes: 6 & 19
This family-owned business offers everything from professional framing to restoration services.
Location: 2964 28th St. SE Kentwood, MI 49512
Phone: (616) 942-0091
Nearby routes: 5, 6, 17, 28, 44
Here you will find fair-trade products from world artisans including jewelry, linens, coffee, and much more.
Location: 2055 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone: (616) 245-2225
Nearby routes: 5 & 28
Fair-trade gifts, decor, clothing, and provisions make this marketplace a must-visit location for the holidays.
Location: 143 Diamond SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: (616) 776-9720
Nearby routes: 6 & 14
Grand Rapids Bicycle Company
Your local source for purchasing, repairing, and accessorizing your bicycle.
Location: 644 Lovett Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: (616) 272-4861
Nearby route: 6
Hello Again Outlet Store
This local luxury consignment and sample boutique offers men’s and women’s fashion pieces at great prices.
Location: 6095 28th St. Suite 3, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Phone: (616) 608-6265
Nearby route: 5
Hop Scotch Children’s Store
Here you will find natural fiber clothing for babies and children, as well as natural parenting toys and gear created by local artisans.
Location: 909 Cherry Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: (616) 233-4008
Nearby routes: 4, 6, 14
Legends Sports & Games
Calling all sports fans! Located in Woodland Mall, this family-owned business specializes in sports collectibles, team apparel, and memorabilia.
Location: 3115 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Phone: (616) 940-8173 x100
Nearby routes: 5, 6, 17, 24, 28, 44
This upscale women’s specialty store offers the best in apparel, accessories, jewelry, shoes, and cosmetics.
Location: 1942 Breton Road, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: (616) 942-6300
Nearby routes: 5, 6, 24
Metal Art Studio Fine Jewelry
Offering designer jewelry from around the world, this local store holds something for every occasion.
Location: 978 Cherry Street, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: (616) 459-5075
Nearby routes: 6, 14, 19
If you’re seeking a vintage, handmade, or eco-friendly present, Minty Keen should be at the top of your shopping list.
Location: 40 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 551-1613
Nearby routes: Silver Line, 1, 4, 6, 9, 13, 14, 15
O’Connor’s Home Brew Supply
This local home brew store offers numerous products for current or aspiring home brewers.
Location: 619 Lyon St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 635-2088
Nearby routes: 6, 13, 15, 19
Old World Olive Co.
Discover the finest olive oils and balsamic vinegars from around around the world.
Location: 108 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 884-0107
Nearby routes: Silver Line, 6, 9, 11, 13, 19, 50
Rainbow Music Inc.
Here you will find musical instruments for rental or purchase, as well as music lessons.
Location: 1148 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: (616) 774-0565
Nearby routes: 7
A local staple, this bookstore also offers music and gifts.
Location: 2660 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Phone: (616) 942-2561
Nearby routes: 5 & 28
Sissy’s Sweet Shoppe LLC
Seeking a bit of retro nostalgia? This old-fashioned candy shop has something tasty for patrons of all ages.
Location: 38 Commerce Ave SW 104, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 710-1814
Nearby routes: 1, 4, 6, 9, 13, 14, 15
This local shop offers a variety of gifts dedicated to holistic health, wellness, and spiritual growth.
Location: 1430 Lake Dr., Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: (616) 456-9889
Nearby routes: 6 & 19
The Cheese Lady Grand Rapids
While the shop name is an indicator of what lies inside, this local store also offers specialty items, gift baskets, and much more.
Location: 315 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 242-9880
Nearby routes: 13 & 19
This local footwear retailer sells a variety of comfortable, quality shoes.
Location: 3620 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Phone: (616) 719-5840
Nearby routes: 17 & 28
What’s your favorite local retailer? Show them some love this Saturday!