A local teen is opening a new hot spot for cereal and breakfast lovers.
Taylor Kyle, 17, plans to open Eastown Cereal Café, at 1505 Wealthy St. SE, at the end of November, according to Colliers International West Michigan, which represented both the landlord and the tenant in the transaction for the 1,000-square-foot space.
Kyle said she wanted to bring a new kind of café to Grand Rapids in an area surrounded by other local small businesses. Eastown Cereal Café will offer a variety of cereal, milk and various other breakfast options like oatmeal, muffins, coffee and juice, and it will allow customers to customize their orders with various types of milk and varieties of cereal.
“My idea was to start a business that appeals to people of all ages, especially my generation,” Kyle said. “I chose this location because it is a hot spot for new and growing businesses and a great area for food.”
While still in high school, Kyle is following in her parents’ footsteps in opening her own business. Her parents own KD’s Sports Bar in Wyoming.
Chris Prins, an associate vice president at Colliers, represented Kyle.
“Colliers West Michigan was happy to assist Taylor in finding the right space for such a unique business,” he said. “This was a great deal for both the tenant and the landlord, especially considering the challenges local businesses are facing during the pandemic. It’s an awesome addition to the neighborhood.”
Kyle is in the process of renovating the space to provide “a positive and welcoming atmosphere” to customers.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kyle is taking precautions to create a safe environment for customers and employees. All customers must wear a mask upon entering the building. Indoor and outdoor seating will be available in compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention social distancing guidelines. The building also features a window, which Kyle plans to utilize for walk-up orders.
“I am very excited to open up the space, and I really hope it will be enjoyed by people across the Grand Rapids area,” she said.
Colliers International West Michigan serves clients across the office, industrial, retail, land and multifamily sectors. More information is at colliers.com/westmichigan.